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Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana and minimum wage.

Veterans Being Denied Medical Cannabis Are Crushed By Pills, PTSD And Suicide. And: “It’s Time:” Effort to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in North Dakota Underway. And: Maryland Man Gets 20 Years for 6 Grams of Marijuana. And: Wisconsin Legislature Unanimously Approves Industrial Hemp Bill. And: Video. This is how fast Cannabis can stop a seizure!!
Bernie Sanders CHART. Households making over $1 million will get almost 40% of the benefits from the Republican tax plan, while households making under $50,000 will get less than 1% of the benefits.

5 years ago, November 6, 2012, Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana

2012, the year the Republicans lost the trillion-dollar Cannabis War. They don't know it yet, so be sure they get the message in the 2018 midterm elections. Facebook comments.

Marijuana Won Big in the November U.S. Elections. [21]. And: Maine voters expand Medicaid to 70,000 low-income people under Obamacare. [22]. And: Indiana prosecutors pushing against medical marijuana. And: Breaking News: Jeff Sessions to Stand Trial in Cannabis De-Scheduling. [23][24]. And: Viral video on racial profiling. And: Cannabis smokers shouldn’t go to jail. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. And: Pro-Marijuana Legalization Democrat Phil Murphy Wins New Jersey Governor Race. [25]. And: 7 reasons why the future has arrived in the Netherlands.
Maine's Republican governor vetoes voter-approved bill to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. [26]

Universal health coverage. Not a radical idea

Time For Single-Payer Healthcare.

Country Life expectancy (years). 2015 Under-five infant mortality rate per 1000 live births. 2015 Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births. 2015 Per capita expenditure on health (USD - PPP). Public and private costs. 2015 Healthcare costs as a percent of GDP. 2015 % of health costs paid by government. 2014
[27] [28] [29][30][31] [32] [33][34] [35]
Australia 82.8 3.8 5.5 $4,420 9.3 67.0
Canada 82.2 4.9 7.3 $4,608 10.1 70.9
France 82.4 4.3 7.8 $4,407 11.0 78.2
Germany 81.0 3.7 9.0 $5,267 11.1 77.0
Japan 83.7 2.7 6.4 $4,149 11.2 83.6
Sweden 82.4 3.0 4.4 $5,227 11.1 84.0
UK 81.2 4.2 9.2 $4,003 9.8 83.1
USA 79.3 6.5 26.4 $9,451 16.9 48.3
Videos exposing Republican myths about Canadian healthcare: [36][37][38][39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53][54][55]
Gerrymandering. How to steal an election

In 2014: 8 of the 10 most gerrymandered districts in the USA were drawn by Republicans.

German Parties Consider Sale Of Recreational Marijuana In Pharmacies Or Dispensaries. [56]. And: Marchers in Kiev, Ukraine call for legalization of cannabis (PHOTOS).
Trump’s Obamacare sabotage accidentally resulted in more free health plans. Open enrollment is Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017. And: Smoking Marijuana Causes ‘Complete Remission’ of Crohn’s Disease for some, No Side Effects, New Study Shows. And: Using cannabis in place of anxiety meds.

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Kelsey Pierce stopped by OKCPD Officer J. Herlihy, 10-19-17

Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana in Record-High Numbers: October 2017 Poll. 2. And: Oklahoma City police officer handcuffs woman for riding a bike and handing him her ID. "throwing stuff at me. You handed the ID card to me like you wanted to use it as a weapon and throw it at me.” Body cam shows otherwise. Audio starts at 30 seconds in.
80% of Republican tax cuts would go to the top 1%. See chart in Bernie Sanders Facebook post. And: Will Illinois legalize recreational marijuana? Most Democrat candidates for governor support it. And: Legalize marijuana in New Jersey? Your choice for governor on Nov. 7, 2017 will determine that. (Democrat versus Republican). [57].

Trenton 2017 June. New Jersey. The plant is winning

"After a 40 year trillion dollar war against a plant, The Plant Is Winning". Trenton, New Jersey. June 2017

Pro-Legalization Congressman To Target Anti-Cannabis Lawmakers. [58].

Marijuana is safer than pharma

Cannabis is Safer.

Peru legalises medical marijuana in move spurred by mother's home lab. 2. And: Canada. Airport security stops calling police on passengers carrying prescription pot. And: Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds. Opioid-related deaths fell 6.5% after recreational marijuana legalized. [59]. And: Former Mexican President Imagines Future Where Legal Weed Is an Internationally Traded Cash Crop.

The Trump tax plan would make the rich richer. An Open Letter to Apple CEO Mr. Tim Cook from 131 organizations to immediately remove numerous apps that are promoting war on drugs in the Philippines that has killed 13,000 people. [60]. And: Now you can add a marijuana degree to your higher education. [61] .And: 29 states have legal pot. Jeff Sessions wants to stamp it out, and he's closer than you think. [62]. And: Police brutality. Cop who forcibly arrested nurse for refusing to draw blood is fired. Previously disciplined for sexual harassment. And: 8 things Trump's done to hurt women and girls since taking office. [63][64][65]. And: London, UK: MPs join medical marijuana protest outside Parliament. And: Canadian Doctors Explain Universal Health Care. A video. [66][67]. And: Why Dr. Oz Thinks Medical Marijuana Can Solve The Opioid Crisis. [68][69][70][71][72][73].
NRA history of mandatory minimum sentencing and drug war. Atlanta, Georgia decriminalizes marijuana. [74]. And Youtube: Tom Petty music video - You Don't Know How It Feels. "let's roll another joint." [75][76]. And: 80 Years Ago This Week, Federal Marijuana Prohibition Began With These Arrests. And: Federal Court Ruling a Huge Victory for Cannabis Business Owners. And: Costly medical marijuana pushes patients to street sales. And: Portugal treats addiction as a disease, not a crime.

Drugs involved in U.S. overdose deaths, 2000 to 2016

Drugs involved in U.S. overdose deaths, 2000 to 2016. Compare to peak HIV-AIDS deaths: [1][2].

Two Chicago cops take a knee

Two Chicago cops take a knee.

Why the decriminalisation of marijuana is a civil rights cause. Al Sharpton. [77]. And: Harris County, Texas DA Stops Prosecuting Drug Cases Involving Minuscule Amounts. And: Chicago cops to be punished for ‘taking a knee’ in protest against police brutality. And: America’s opioid problem is so bad it’s cutting into U.S. life expectancy. And: Big Pharma Losing Grip as Study Shows Nearly 100% of Cannabis Users Give Up Rx Pain Meds. And: Iceland Gets Cooler with Proposal to Legalize Cannabis. [78].

Lesotho. This Tiny Nation Just Became Africa’s Medical Cannabis Leader. [79]. And: 41 States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids. And: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders police to kill eldest son if 'rumours' are true. And: Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform. And: New Study Finds Legal Cannabis Equals Fewer Pharmaceuticals. And: “I’m not a criminal:” Indiana man criminally charged for possessing CBD oil. And: Federal drug agency asks Rhode Island for medical marijuana patient data. And: British Columbia may not follow Ontario’s pot distribution system: Premier Horgan.

Country Life expectancy Infant mortality rate Healthcare cost per person (2). (US dollars. PPP)
Canada 82.2 years.(2) 4.9 per 1000 births. $4,608 in 2015. Public and private costs.
USA 79.3 years.(2) 6.5 per 1000 births. $9,451 in 2015. Public and private costs.

Why Are Opioid Painkillers Legal But Marijuana Isn't? And: Federal government knew cannabis cured epilepsy over 60 years ago and still made it a Schedule 1 drug. And: Sheriffs Say Marijuana Legalization Should Be Overturned Because It Makes Them Uncomfortable. Colorado.

Bernie Sanders on marijuana and Wall Street
The dam is breaking on Democrats’ embrace of single-payer.

Bernie Sanders Is the Most Popular Politician in America, Poll Says. See Bernie on Colbert's Show [80]. And: LA Times editorial board: Trump and Sessions are ignoring voters' overwhelming support for medical marijuana. Will Congress listen? [81]. See: Temporary reprieve. [82]. Global Marijuana March. May 5, 2018. Global mass insurrection against Republican-led mass incarceration. And: Hooked, hoodwinked: Some drug rehabs aim for relapse and money. And: ‘Return my bong’: Ontario man protests in underwear outside courthouses, police stations. And: Oral, saliva, and urine measurement of THC intoxication level is not feasible, study concludes.
Green gold: how China quietly grew into a cannabis superpower. Half of world's hemp cultivation.

Anti-Drug Philippine President Duterte’s Son Accused in $125-Million Drug Shipment. [83]. And: Philippines. Duterte faces nationwide revolt over drugs war after killing of schoolboy sparks outrage. And: Philippines’ Catholic Church sounds alarm amid Duterte’s deadly anti-drug crackdown. [84]

India issues its first-ever license to grow medicinal cannabis for research purposes. 2nd Most Populated Country. And: Utah Launches Medical Cannabis Signature Drive for November 2018 ballot issue. And: Federal judge blocks prosecution of Northern California pot growers. Jeff Sessions opposes restrictions. And: Federal Judge Rules Medical Marijuana Patient Can Sue For Being Denied Job Over Failed Drug Test. And: Justice Department (Jeff Sessions) Shuts Down Marijuana Research At DEA.

"They can move in and out of any software still hardwired to their system. That means that anyone we haven't unplugged is potentially an agent. Inside the matrix, they are everyone and they are no one." Morpheus. [85].

The racist Matrix
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Lexington, Kentucky mayor announces all Confederate statues are coming down because of Charlottesville. And: Philippines newspaper. "Marijuana as Medicine" on front page. And: Heather Heyer, the woman killed in Virginia was destined to be face of change, mom says. [86]. And: Indiana lawmaker pushes for medical marijuana to curb opioid epidemic. His fellow Republicans are the ones likely to block him. Here are the Confederate memorials that will be removed after Charlottesville. [87][88][89][90][91][92].

Dear America, universal health care is what real freedom looks like. USA Today. And: IT COSTS LESS. [93][94]. And: In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime. NPR. CBC. [95][96][97][98][99]. And: 90% of drug control money is spent on health care, just 10% on police enforcement.
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.

Hours per week at minimum wage to rent a one-bedroom apartment

Source [3][4]. Bernie Sanders.

Single payer will save money

List of countries by total health expenditure per capita.

Illinois Is Officially The 21st State To Decriminalize Weed. And: India. The people of Mumbai (also known as Bombay) talk about marijuana. Youtube.

Poll. Voters support single payer Medicare-for-all 51 - 38 percent. As do doctors. And: List of countries by total health expenditure per capita. Click any year to sort highest to lowest cost per person. See: Australian single payer.

Here's what happened when a Republican senator challenged a Canadian doctor on their single-payer health care system. Bernie Sanders videos. Canadian MSNBC anchor versus Republican congressman.

Since decriminalizing all drugs in 2001, Portugal's overdose rate has decreased by ~75% and now has one of the lowest overdose rates in all of Europe. [100][101][102]. Overdose death rates by country. [103][104].

Drug induced deaths per million population, ages 15-64. By country

Medicare for ALL. Medicare spends less than 2 percent on bureaucracy. 1.4% to be exact. And: Nearly a third of our health care dollars go to something other than health care. And: Universal healthcare and drug war.

Medicare means waste less money on bureaucracy

Senator Cory Booker Debuts ‘Marijuana Justice Act’ to Legalize Cannabis, & support racial justice. [106][107].

Marijuana was the secret to ending this woman's heroin addiction

Her mom said "Why don't you just smoke some weed?"

Cigarette box warnings in Australia

Cigarette box warnings in Australia. Tobacco causes one in ten deaths globally. [5]

2017 June 22. Healthcare protest at office of Senator Mitch McConnell

June 22, 2017. Healthcare protest at office of Senator Mitch McConnell.

Big Pharma CEO pay versus median income. PNHP

Big Pharma CEO pay. [6].

Massachusetts governor signs bill to allow recreational pot. [108]. Marijuana should be legalised in India for medical purposes: Maneka Gandhi And: 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. [109]. 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. [110]. And: Marijuana was the secret to ending this woman's addiction to heroin. Video. [111]. And: Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia. And: Trump-supporting sheriff in Butler County, Ohio (heart of opioid epidemic): My deputies won't use Narcan. [112]. 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. [113]. And: District of Cannabis. It’s summer, and Washington DC smells like weed. Everywhere, all the time. And: Missouri Republicans Lower St. Louis Minimum Wage From $10 To $7.70. And: Lobbyists Have Pushed for a Big Pharma Monopoly on CBD. And: United Nations and World Health Organisation call for drugs to be decriminalised. [114].

20 million more uninsured = 20,000+ more deaths yearly. [115]. 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. [116][117][118][119][120][121]. And: Politifact: Paul Ryan wrong that most of the 22 million uninsured would be uninsured by choice. [122]. And: 17 Charts and Figures that show the US is not as developed as you’d think. America is not great. [123]. 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. [124][125][126][127].
Nevada becomes 5th state to legalise marijuana for recreational use. [128]. And: Catalonia region of Spain legalises marijuana consumption, cultivation, and distribution. And: 43 arrested. Blood on the floor. Protester: Mitch McConnell Thinks Disabled Americans Are ‘Better Off Dead’. [129][130]. And: Bernie Sanders Slams ‘Moral Outrage’ Of Trumpcare At Pittsburgh Rally. $500 billion in tax breaks to the top two percent. [131]. And: Marijuana legalization doesn't lead to more fatal car crashes. American Journal of Public Health. And: 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. [132]. And: Do We Really Need A Middleman (private insurers) In Our Broken Health Care System? [133][134]. And: Officer who shot Philando Castile said smell of marijuana made him fear for his life. [135]. And: Brockton, Massachusetts. Firefighters agree to a drug test policy that excludes pot. And: 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 KKK was OK until I learned they smoked pot

Jeff Sessions OK.

Bill Maher on slavery, Jim Crow, and drug war

Artist Projects Image Of Jeff Sessions In KKK Hood Across Department Of Justice. And: Senate introduces bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition. [136][137]. And: Sessions asks Congress to let him prosecute medical pot shops, patients. [138]. And: Science Calls Out Jeff Sessions on Medical Marijuana and the "Historic Drug Epidemic" - Scientific American. [139]. 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. [140][141]. And: France Just Ended Prison Terms For Marijuana Use. [142][143][144][145]. 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. [146][147][148]
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. [149] [150].
Trumpcare 3.0 Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says. [151]. And: Vermont's Republican Governor Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization bill of Democrat legislature. And: 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”. [152][153]. And: California. Single-Payer Would Cost A Third of Current Health Care Costs Per Family.
Conservative morons worldwide: British Prime Minister Just Claimed Cannabis Leads To Heroin And Suicide. And: American Legion to Trump: Allow marijuana research for vets. [154]. 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. [155][156].
Jeff Sessions once wanted to execute pot dealers. And: 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. [157][158][159]. And: Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms. Harsher punishments for low-level drug crimes. [160][161][162][163][164][165][166][167][168]. 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 2017 May 6 Brazil crowd

Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 6, 2017.

Gigantic rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Global Marijuana March. May 6, 2017. Videos [169][170] Event. And: Cape Town, South Africa. Videos [171][172] Event. And: Huge joint rolls through New York City. [173][174].

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii

Democrat Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.

Life expectancy versus health expenditure over time. 1970-2014

Life expectancy versus health expenditure. [7].

2017 Global Marijuana March. [175]. And: Cannabis Festivals 2017-2018 | Man, I'm hungry. | Everfest. And: World Naked Gardening Day is May 6th. Your marijuana garden needs love too Face-smile.

Poll: Bernie Sanders is most popular U.S. politician [176]. And: Bernie Sanders And Democrats Introduce A New $15 Minimum Wage Bill. And: When Trump was an independent, like Bernie Sanders, and more logical, Trump supported Single-Payer. And: 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. [177][178][179][180][181]. And: Medical marijuana could save Medicaid $1 billion in prescription drug costs. [182][183]. And: West Virginia becomes 29th state to legalize medical marijuana. [184][185]. And: Republican Governor, Terry Branstad, rolls back local minimum wage increases in Iowa.

The 'unimaginable' premium hikes of Trumpcare 2.0 for people with pre-existing conditions. And: Republicans To Vote To Take Away Health Care For Those Tens of Millions. [186][187][188]. And: Poll: Trump, Democrats and Republicans all unpopular.

More Than Half of American Adults Have Tried Pot. [189]. Among current users: 14% Republicans, 43% Democrats, 42% independents. And: USA. Marijuana legalization support at all-time high. [190]. And: Smoke pot in Oregon? Your name now protected from feds. And: New Mexico's Republican governor vetoes a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana for opioid addiction. And: She also vetoed the 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Bill. And: Idaho's Republican governor vetoes a broadly-supported asset forfeiture reform bill.

Bernie Sanders To Introduce Single-Payer Health Care Bill In Senate. And: For The First Time Ever, The Federal Government Is Referring To Marijuana As Medicine. And: Bernie Sanders: Americans pay highest prices for pharmaceutical drugs in the world. And: Canada has universal health care, and higher minimum wage than USA. And: The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids. [191][192][193]. And: Trump's Health Care Plan Could Exacerbate Opioid Epidemic, But Medical Marijuana Could Help. [194][195]. And: Former premiers and Australian police chiefs call for drug decriminalisation. [196]. 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. Single-Payer for California. Great healthcare for half the cost of Trumpcare. And: Canada: Show health card, get free care. and The $0 Alternative To Trumpcare. See chart below. USA versus top ten healthiest nations. Vancouver's top doctor to Trudeau: Decriminalize all illicit drugs, now. Using Portugal's model. [197][198]. End drug war with universal healthcare. List of countries with universal health care.

USA versus top ten healthiest countries 3

 Wikipedia country lists: Life expectancy.
 And: Total health expenditure per capita.
 Those numbers will change over time.

Quinnipiac poll: 71% oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal. And: Canada. Human rights board orders insurer to pay medical marijuana costs in precedent-setting case [199].

Bernie Sanders wins CNN healthcare debate with Ted Cruz.
USA. The highest drug prices in the world

Source. Bernie Sanders.

No deductibles on basic Canadian health care. Co-pays are extremely low or non-existent. And: Canada passes US in middle-class wealth. Median after-tax middle-class income in Canada is higher. [200]. One reason why: Canadians pay so much less for far better healthcare.

Single-Payer Healthcare. [201]. Higher life expectancy at half the cost. And: Save $1.6 trillion out of $3.2 trillion spent on US healthcare in 2015. How?: Canadian single-payer healthcare, and Portuguese drug decriminalization and treatment. And: Save more via less incarceration. And: Prescriptions are free in Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland. Vs. USA. [202]. And: No personal medical debt in single-payer countries. And: Canada has higher minimum wage.

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.

See: More News. And: Cannabis is safer.

Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.

Poll. US voters support single payer Medicare-for-all 51 - 38 percent. As do doctors. See: Australian single payer. And: It costs less. Bernie Sanders videos: A Republican senator challenged a Canadian doctor on their single-payer health care. 2. Chart: Portugal's drug decriminalization. 2.3. And: U.S. Healthcare Ranked Dead Last Compared To 10 Other Countries.

A or F? How Congress scores on marijuana. 2. By Danielle Keane, NORML political director. 2016. "Of the 233 Democrats in Congress, 208 members (89.3 percent) received a passing grade of a 'C' or higher. Of the 302 Republicans in Congress, 102 members (33.8 percent) received a passing grade of a 'C' or higher." For your state see: Congressional Scorecard. NORML. Grading was based upon members' voting records.


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See Facebook: Dana Beal and Free Dana Beal, Free Ourselves. See docs. Dana Beal is the founder and main organizer of the Global Marijuana March [203]. See Wikipedia: Dana Beal and Wikipedia: Global Marijuana March. See Google images, Bing images, and Youtube videos. See: New York City.

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Global Marijuana March

Cures not wars Yippie Museum and Cafe
Yippie Museum and Cafe at 9 Bleecker St, New York City. Facebook: Yippie Museum-9 Bleecker Street.

Partial chronology

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Dana Beal 2014 Oct 7 NYC in Washington Square Park

Dana Beal. 7 Oct 2014 in Washington Square Park in New York City. [8].

Dana Beal

Dana Beal was the main organizer of the Global Marijuana March until he was incarcerated again in February 2012. He is also a world-renowned activist concerning iboga and ibogaine and its use in alleviating the devastating effects of heroin withdrawal, and the severe withdrawal symptoms when stopping use of other hard drugs such as methamphetamine. See Wikipedia: Dana Beal.

His Nebraska sentencing was on Monday, December 10, 2012: Nebraska burns Beal; Gives pot activist 4 to 6 in the joint. By Paul DeRienzo, The Villager. See also: Yippie activist sentenced, gets prison time for hauling pot. By Paul Hammel, Omaha World-Herald. See also: Marijuana advocate jailed, on KETV Omaha. His prosecutor was fined in August 2012 for around $5000 worth of false personal expense reimbursement claims. See this Facebook group for more info: Free Dana Beal, Free Ourselves. Dana's Facebook page is here, though he can't update it himself while he is in jail. Others are updating it.

2017, 2016, 2015 Global Marijuana March. Crowd photos.

Health hazards in Nebraska jails

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The Nebraska jail system may have been trying to kill Dana Beal. December 2, 2012 letter from Dana Beal: "I was lying on my back and coughed just once, and got the most excruciating pain from my right hernia. Since previously I had to move around to get stabbing pain, this means my large intestine is really trying to burst through my abdominal wall." November 21, 2012 letter: "After walking 'round the yard for 45 minutes, I came in, lay down on my bed, coughed just once -- and got the worst, most excruciating stab of pain that you can imagine in my right hernial sac." Nov. 18, 2012 letter: "The growth on my back is getting bigger, but she won't order a biopsy, and there will be no hernia operations."

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One week after returning to prison this past February 2012, he had another heart attack and a stent had to be placed. He has other serious medical issues, such as an acutely painful double hernia described above, which are not being addressed in prison. In addition, he is taking a blood thinner, which is not being properly monitored. Therefore, theoretically, the hernia could rupture and Dana could bleed out and die before help arrives.

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On Monday, October 29, 2012 Dana was moved to a Lincoln, Nebraska facility for a health assessment. Dana was at the Wahoo, Nebraska jail before that. Jailhouse Letter: Dear Judge, ‘The Staff Actually Discontinued My Fish Oil’. By Corey Kilgannon. August 17, 2012. New York Times. It took 2 weeks, but Dana got the fish oil. See comment at the end of this article by The Villager from August 30, 2012: Beal pleads guilty, but med defense not up in smoke. By Paul DeRienzo.

Dana Beal had a bench trial in Saunders County, Nebraska on August 27, 2012, and was found guilty September 4. See media articles: [211] [212] [213] [214] [215] [216], and Dana's reply. On September 27, 2011 Dana suffered a heart attack which resulted in double-bypass open heart surgery. He survived and was released temporarily from his Wisconsin prison sentence mentioned farther down. See: Activist Legend Avoids Marijuana Sentence -- With Heart Attack. On December 29, 2011 his resentencing hearing gave him 11 months in prison. That sentence started in February 2012. See this and this. On September 20, 2011 Dana Beal was sentenced to 2 and a half years in prison in Wisconsin. He was credited with 267 days already served for the time he was in jail. His original sentence also included parole for 2 and a half years after he got out of prison. See this September 22, 2011 article by The Dodgeville Chronicle. See also Paul DeRienzo's reply and Dana's reply to Dana Beal a folk hero? in The Villager, December 1, 2011.

Some event photos and posters

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Dana Beal photo albums on Facebook: [217] [218]. For more photos see this Google image search.

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Aron (Pieman) Kay on the left, and Dana Beal on the right. Rock Against Racism event, Central Park Bandshell, in New York City. Saturday, May 5, 1979. Aron's t-shirt says "Have Pie, Will Travel". [219][220].

Dana Beal and Aron Kay 1979


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New York City, Central Park 1978 L-R. Stephen DeAngelo, AJ Weberman, Dana Beal, Aron Kay
Facebook photo caption:

"this pic was taken by wayne angel at the 1978 national marijuana day smoke-in at nyc's central park — with Stephen DeAngelo, AJ Weberman, Dana Beal and Aron Kay." (left to right in the photo).


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Dana Beal and Steve Conliff

Dana Beal and Steve Conliff. 1977 NORML Formal. More info on this photo here.

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Dana Beal and Steve Conliff. 1977 NORML Formal. More info on this photo here.

Patti Smith 1977 You Can't Say Fuck in Radio Free America

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Patti Smith in Yipster Times

Patti Smith [221] in Mar-Apr 1977 edition of The Yipster Times [222].

There are some Yipster Times [223] and other periodicals, archived here:

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New York City. April 29, 1972 event flyer. Dana Beal holding it. May Day is J-Day:

New York City 1972 April 29. Dana Beal. May Day is J-Day

New York City. Feb. 4, 1972. Dana Beal Benefit Boogie. See another flyer. He was in jail in Madison, Wisconsin.

New York City 1972 Feb 4 Dana Beal Benefit Boogie

1971 Madison Wisconsin

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1971. Madison, Wisconsin. 1st Annual Marijuana Harvest Festival. September 25.

The first Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival: Sept. 25, 1971. [224]. October 1, 2010 article by Gary Stork. "At that time, Dana was in jail in Madison charged with several counts of sales to a narc and also charged with possession with intent. In the end, he copped a plea and served about a year in the Dane County jail. William Kunstler, legendary lawyer for radicals, was willing to serve as his defense lawyer but the case didn't ever come to trial. I sure didn't think Dana Beal would still be facing time in prison 40 years after 1971."

Dana Beal 1971

The Marijuana Review. July-Sept 1971.
"Free Dana Beal"
(top of page).

Madison 1971 Sept 25 Wisconsin

September 25, 1971. Madison, Wisconsin. 1st Annual Marijuana Harvest Festival. [11].

1967 New York City

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From an old page ( is this quote (emphasis added):

"The first Smoke In was held in February 1967 in upstate New York by Michael Aldridge but it did not receive much press attention. In June 1967 Dana Beal and the New York Provos held the second smoke-in in Tompkins Square Park [in New York City]. Due to several arrests this demonstration received considerable press. Beal went underground in January 1968 but the Smoke Ins continued just as they do today as evidenced by the above photo of 10,000 Smoke Inners in Boulder on April 20, 2008."

"Hippies Protest In NYC". Video of August 23, 1967 rally. "Carrying guitars and beating drums, hippies and supporters of Yippie activist Irvin Dana Beal gather in New York City to protest his arrest for selling drugs and to raise money for his bail." There is no audio. QuickTime may need to be installed to play the embedded video, or download the video via the link there, and play it on your media player.

YouTube videos with this videoclip:

Dana Beal 1967 New York City

Dana Beal in 1967 in New York City.

Dana Beal 1967 Tompkins Square Park in NYC

Dana Beal in 1967 in Tompkins Square Park in New York City. Dana is 20 years old, and is wearing the white striped shirt.


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Cures not wars

There are many videos with Dana Beal in them. Google search for videos: Dana Beal. YouTube search for Dana Beal.

  • "Antigone," a documentary in progress. YouTube link. This version includes some of the Wisconsin sentencing. This video shows much of Dana's work, in order to put his current situation in context. Video changes to full-screen, high-definition quality around 1 minute 10 seconds in. That is Dana being held up by others in the 1967 rally videoclip shown at the beginning.
  • Dana Beal's entire sentencing testimony. September 20, 2011. 36 Minutes: YouTube link.

The Ibogaine Story

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The Ibogaine Story: Report on the Staten Island Project. [225] 1997 book by Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal, and Project Members. Publisher: Autonomedia. ISBN 978-1-57027-029-1.

Chapter 4 is titled "Dana Beal" and is a biography of him. Text online here, here, and here.

More info and links

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New York City 2012 GMM 7

2012 Global Marijuana March banner.

See also

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More videos

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Many videos. Google search for videos: Dana Beal. YouTube search for Dana Beal.

Death penalty for pot04:08

Death penalty for pot

Music video cartoon about our dynamic duo, Dana Beal and Aron "pieman" Kay. Video was created in 2003 (see notice at end of video). The music is by Benedict Arnold & The Traitors. The song "Death penalty for pot" was written in 1981, and recorded around 2002 according to the info on the Youtube page.

When Dana needs help

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An email below kept for historical purposes.

Cannabis is safer

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