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Her mom said "Why don't you just smoke some weed?"
Cigarette box warnings in Australia.
June 22, 2017.
Healthcare protest at office of Senator Mitch McConnell.
Big Pharma CEO pay. . Trump Said Sacks Of Drugs Are Falling On Peoples’ Heads. A Congressman’s Response Is Perfect. And: Landmark Study Shows Legal Marijuana Sales Reduce Crime. And: Why Are So Many People Dying from Opiate Overdoses? It's Our Broken Society. Absurdly low minimum wage too..
USA. National Public Radio parrots minimum wage lies. . And: $750,000 settlement after woman dies after going through heroin withdrawal in Mason County, Kentucky jail. And: Washington state distracted driving law starts July 23. And: Medicaid enrollees largely satisfied with the health care they receive. . And: Marijuana was the secret to ending this woman's addiction to heroin. Video. . And: Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia. And: . in Butler County, Ohio (heart of opioid epidemic): My deputies won't use Narcan Trump-supporting sheriff . And: Jeff Sessions: Anti-Weed Crusader Received Big Money From Big Tobacco. And: American Media Silent After UN Just Called for Decriminalizing Drug Use Worldwide.
Greece legalises marijuana for medical purposes. That makes 6 EU countries. . And: District of Cannabis. It’s summer, and Washington DC smells like weed. Everywhere, all the time. And: Missouri . And: Lower St. Louis Minimum Wage From $10 To $7.70 Republicans Lobbyists Have Pushed for a Big Pharma Monopoly on CBD. And: United Nations and World Health Organisation call for drugs to be decriminalised. .
20 million more uninsured = 20,000+ more deaths yearly. . And: Politifact: Bernie Sanders' projection of 'thousands' of deaths from lost health coverage is well-supported. June 27, 2017. See article sidebar for many sources.      . And: Politifact: Paul Ryan wrong that most of the 22 million uninsured would be uninsured by choice. . And: 17 Charts and Figures that show the US is not as developed as you’d think. America is not great. . And: 93% of Patients Prefer Cannabis Over Opioids For Managing Pain, According to New Study. And: Medicaid Could Have Saved $1 Billion If Medical Marijuana Was Legalized nationwide. And: How Big Tobacco-style marketing propels U.S. opioid crisis — and powers $400 billion pharma industry.    .
Nevada becomes 5th state to legalise marijuana for recreational use. . And: And: Catalonia region of Spain legalises marijuana consumption, cultivation, and distribution. 43 arrested. Blood on the floor. Protester: Mitch McConnell Thinks Disabled Americans Are ‘Better Off Dead’.  . And: Bernie Sanders Slams ‘Moral Outrage’ Of Trumpcare At Pittsburgh Rally. $500 billion in tax breaks to the top two percent. . And: Marijuana legalization doesn't lead to more fatal car crashes. . And: American Journal of Public Health The GOP Health Care Bill Will Doom Millions Of People Struggling With Addiction. And: Healthcare groups issue scathing criticism of Senate bill. Trumpcare 4.0. . And: Do We Really Need A Middleman (private insurers) In Our Broken Health Care System?  . And: Officer who shot Philando Castile said smell of marijuana made him fear for his life. . And: Brockton, Massachusetts. Firefighters agree to a drug test policy that excludes pot. And: New Jersey . And: Begin Push to Legalize Marijuana Democrats Oklahoma voters will decide fate of medical marijuana. And: Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana. And: How Swiss Marijuana Reform Will Lead To Full Legalization In Europe.
Jeff Sessions OK.
And: Artist Projects Image Of Jeff Sessions In KKK Hood Across Department Of Justice. Senate introduces bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition.  . And: Sessions asks Congress to let him prosecute medical pot shops, patients. . And: Science Calls Out Jeff Sessions on Medical Marijuana and the "Historic Drug Epidemic" - . Scientific American . And: This Arab country is among list of places that smoke most hash. And: Coffee, Cocoa, Cannabis: New Push to Legalize Marijuana Launched in Switzerland. And: Holy Smoke: Israel Begins Decriminalizing Cannabis.  . And: France Just Ended Prison Terms For Marijuana Use.    . And: Uruguay, the first country where you can smoke marijuana wherever you like. And: "I Was Wrong": Former Judge Treated With Cannabis Oil Regrets Having Sent People to Jail for It. And: Duterte tells troops they can RAPE women in 'joke' as he rallies soldiers battling foreign fighters in ISIS 'invasion' of besieged Philippines city.   
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2017-18 ballot issues: & marijuana minimum wage. Democratic Party, following Bernie Sanders lead, proposes bill to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2024. Republicans oppose raising federal minimum wage.  .
Trumpcare 3.0 Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says. . And: Vermont's And: Governor Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization bill of Democrat legislature. Republican Democrats pick up two GOP-held legislative seats, the first flips of the Trump era. And: Trump Called Rodrigo Duterte to Congratulate Him on His Murderous Drug War: “You Are Doing an Amazing Job”.  . And: California. Single-Payer Would Cost A Third of Current Health Care Costs Per Family.
And: Conservative morons worldwide: British Prime Minister Just Claimed Cannabis Leads To Heroin And Suicide. American Legion to Trump: Allow marijuana research for vets. . And: Marijuana convictions go up in smoke with California legalization. And: Cannabis may help wean people off crack, study finds. And: Trump thinks health insurance costs $15 a month. And: Doctors hate Trumpcare. And: Prison healthcare, deaths. And: At heated North Dakota town hall watch a man stuff money into shirt Of GOP Congressman Who Voted To Repeal Obamacare.  .
And: Jeff Sessions once wanted to execute pot dealers. Georgia Cop Decides A Sober Woman Is High On Marijuana, Jails Her. And: Criminal Charges For Georgia Police Officers punching and kicking handcuffed marijuana user in head.   . And: Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms. Harsher punishments for low-level drug crimes.         . And: 'The Drug Whisperer': Drivers arrested while stone cold sober by dumbass Georgia cops. And: Willie Nelson to Jeff Sessions: Smoke Some Pot.
Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 6, 2017.
Gigantic rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Global Marijuana March. May 6, 2017. Videos   Event. And: Cape Town, South Africa. Videos   Event. And: Huge joint rolls through New York City.  .
Democrat Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.
Time For Single-Payer Healthcare.
Life expectancy versus health expenditure. . 2017 Global Marijuana March. . And: Cannabis Festivals 2017-2018 | Man, I'm hungry. | Everfest. And: World Naked Gardening Day is May 6th. Your marijuana garden needs love too .
Poll: Bernie Sanders is most popular U.S. politician . And: Bernie Sanders And Democrats Introduce A New $15 Minimum Wage Bill. And: When Trump was an independent, like And: and more logical, Bernie Sanders, Trump supported Single-Payer. Patrick Stewart Reveals He Uses Marijuana Daily To Help With Arthritis Symptoms. And: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Calls For Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition.
Much better healthcare in Canada, Britain, France. I had a health crisis in France. I’m here to tell you that ‘socialized medicine’ is terrific.     . And: Medical marijuana could save Medicaid $1 billion in prescription drug costs.  . And: West Virginia becomes 29th state to legalize medical marijuana.  . And: .
Governor, Terry Branstad, rolls back local minimum wage increases in Iowa Republican And: The 'unimaginable' premium hikes of Trumpcare 2.0 for people with pre-existing conditions. . To Vote To Take Away Health Care For Those Tens of Millions Republicans   . And: Poll: Trump, Democrats and Republicans all unpopular.
More Than Half of American Adults Have Tried Pot. . Among current users: 14% Republican, 43% Democrats, 42% independents. And: USA. Marijuana legalization support at all-time high. . And: Smoke pot in Oregon? Your name now protected from feds. And: And: New Mexico's governor vetoes a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana for opioid addiction. Republican She also vetoed the 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Bill. And: Idaho's
governor vetoes a broadly-supported asset forfeiture reform bill. Republican And: Bernie Sanders To Introduce Single-Payer Health Care Bill In Senate. For The First Time Ever, The Federal Government Is Referring To Marijuana As Medicine. And: And: Bernie Sanders: Americans pay highest prices for pharmaceutical drugs in the world. Canada has universal health care, and higher minimum wage than USA. And: The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids.   . And: Trump's Health Care Plan Could Exacerbate Opioid Epidemic, But Medical Marijuana Could Help.  . And: Former premiers and Australian police chiefs call for drug decriminalisation. . And: NPR: Former Drug Czar Says GOP Health Bill Would Cut Access To Addiction Treatment.
17,000 more people annually could die in 2018 if Trumpcare becomes law. 14 million more people uninsured in 2018. 24 million in 2026. 29,000 more dead annually in 2026. And: Single-Payer for California. Great healthcare for half the cost of Trumpcare. and Canada: Show health card, get free care. See chart below. USA versus top ten healthiest nations.
The $0 Alternative To Trumpcare. Vancouver's top doctor to Trudeau: Decriminalize all illicit drugs, now. Using Portugal's model.  . End drug war with universal healthcare. List of countries with universal health care.
And: Quinnipiac poll: 71% oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal. Canada. Human rights board orders insurer to pay medical marijuana costs in precedent-setting case .
Source. Bernie Sanders.
And: No deductibles on basic Canadian health care. Co-pays are extremely low or non-existent. Canada passes US in middle-class wealth. Median after-tax middle-class income in Canada is higher. . One reason why: Canadians pay so much less for far better healthcare.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act will kill more than 43,000 people annually, and 30 million will lose their healthcare coverage. Physicians for a National Health Program. And: A Trump Fan Cheering Obamacare Repeal Just Found Out He’s On Obamacare. Hilarity Ensues. And: 15 charts that show how Obamacare works now — and how Republicans would overhaul it.
And: More News. Cannabis is safer.
compare. This article was written by Timeshifter. See many drug war charts and maps. And: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate. And: The U.S. Drug War. Republicans lead. And: Drug War, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns. And: The number of people incarcerated in the USA peaked in 2008.
Charts and maps
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List of countries and U.S. states by incarceration rate.
USA. Adult and juvenile inmate stats. Share
Obama helping turn around
Reagan-Bush War on Pot, mandatory minimums, mass incarceration:
Correctional Populations in the United States, 2013. See Appendix Table 5 in PDF.
Incarceration rates for
adult males in U.S. jails and prisons by race and ethnicity. At midyear 2009, an estimated 4.7% of black non-Hispanic men were in prison or jail, compared to 1.8% of Hispanic men of any race, and 0.7% of white non-Hispanic men. Sources. More info: See Race, ethnicity, and the drug war. template.
2017 Global Marijuana March and 420
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May 6, 2017, Saturday, or thereabouts. And April 20 (4/20), or thereabouts. Rallies and marches overall change public opinion for the better! See:
- 2017 Facebook event pages for Global Marches and 420. Some cities.
Main Facebook pages for organizing global marches.
Cannabis is safer
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And: Reagan's war on cannabis.
Holy War on Drugs, Republican-led mass incarceration.
, 1980 Ronald Reagan campaign speech "Leading medical researchers are coming to the conclusion that 1: whatever you want to call it, is probably marijuana, pot, grass, and we haven't begun to find out all of the ill effects, but they are permanent ill effects. The loss of memory for example."
the most dangerous drug in the United States,
See Reagan say it at 1 minute 7 seconds into
narrated by this video clip Woody Harrelson.
See longer article:
Cannabis is safer.
Above quote is from Sanjay Gupta interview of Obama on April 15, 2015. Interview aired on CNN on April 19, 2015.   .
USA. Republican war on cannabis
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And: Republican-led drug war. Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate.
The Cannabis War is over and the U.S. Republican Party has lost. They may not know it yet, so keep marching, lobbying, and voting! Please
See: register and vote! And: Reagan's War on Cannabis. And: Drug war, control, and Republican-led income inequality.
Alternatives to Republican-led mass incarceration.
Vermont's May 24, 2017. And: Governor Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization bill of Democrat legislature. Republican New Mexico's April 7, 2017. And: governor vetoes a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana for opioid addiction. Republican New Mexico's April 7, 2017. And: governor vetoes the 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Bill. Republican Idaho's April 7, 2017.
governor vetoes a broadly-supported asset forfeiture reform bill. Republican
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2017-18 ballot issues: & marijuana minimum wage.
Democrats, following Bernie Sanders lead, propose bill to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2024. Republicans oppose raising federal minimum wage.  .
Presidents alone can not reschedule it
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Presidents alone can not reschedule marijuana.
The president alone can not reschedule marijuana.    . Since HHS ( Health and Human Services) and the DEA ( Drug Enforcement Administration) have again declined to reschedule or deschedule cannabis, then only Congress can do so. But Congress removed help for veterans:
Republicans in Congress Won’t Let Veterans Access Medical Marijuana After All.  . And Congressional committee leaders refuse hearings on Republican CARERS bill to reschedule cannabis. See: Medical Marijuana Advocates Rally to Loosen Restrictions. By Alicia Ault. 23 Mar 2016. Medscape.
Drug war, control, mass incarceration
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is the first Saturday in May. The Global Marijuana March first Saturday in May is also Your marijuana garden needs love too World Naked Gardening Day. . (see Google search for it). But, be safe!
Single Payer. Half the cost of Trumpcare
20 million uninsured: 20,000+ deaths yearly
Portugal. Few die of overdoses
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By Louis Jacobson. June 27, 2017. Bernie Sanders' projection of 'thousands' of deaths from lost health coverage is well-supported. See article sidebar for many sources. Politifact.     . See:
End drug war with universal healthcare. See:
Canadian single-payer healthcare and Portuguese drug decriminalization.
Portugal has decriminalized all drugs. Like Canada it has universal healthcare. See: See: Portugal. Cannabis-related links. and Wikipedia: Drug policy of Portugal Nearly all of the European Union (EU) has universal healthcare. Wikipedia: Health in Portugal.  . See: List of countries with universal health care.
Source for above chart:
Are any conservatives in the US for a single payer and a universal health care system, or can they not coexist? Chart is from comment around March 11, 2017 by Dan Munro, "author of Casino Healthcare and Forbes contributor".
Canadian Single Payer: Show health card, get health care paid for by taxes. .
No deductibles on basic Canadian health care, and co-pays are extremely low or non-existent Canada passes US in middle-class wealth. Median after-tax middle-class income in Canada is higher. . Why? Canadians pay so much less for far better healthcare. And:
Canada has higher minimum wage.
See chart below. USA versus top ten healthiest nations. The $0 Alternative To Trumpcare.
Universal healthcare and longer life, at half the cost of US healthcare.
2015 article by Chris Ingraham. Chart below is from the article.
Portugal decriminalised drugs 14 years ago – and now hardly anyone dies from overdosing.
"The country has 3 overdose deaths per million citizens, compared to the EU average of 17.3."
In 2014 the USA had 147 overdose deaths per million people.    
Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, United States, 2000-2015. Deaths per 100,000. Multiply by 10 to get deaths per million people. Source.
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