South Africa legalizes cannabis on 18 Sep 2018.
18 Sep 2018:
South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use.
14 Sep 2018:
Republican lawmaker wants to drug test Congress.
24-hour surveillance. Industrial hemp. No THC.
He is from Louisiana, the state with the 2nd highest incarceration rate. See
Wikipedia: List of U.S. states by incarceration and correctional supervision rate.
licenses could be available by spring. 14 Sep 2018.
Kansas moving forward on industrial hemp;
Vote out most Republicans and their cannabis war.
14 Sep 2018:
14 Sep 2018: Oklahoma. Democrats Call For Special Session For Medical Marijuana. 13 Sep 2018: Florida. Polling: . Republican candidates on wrong side of medical marijuana smoking ban
Oregon. The New Revenue Coalition Is Pushing Lawmakers to Legalize Social Cannabis Consumption.
12 Sep 2018:
. Texas. Willie Nelson to headline rally for Democrat O'Rourke, running against Republican Ted Cruz  . 10 Sep 2018: 12 Sep 2018: Marijuana In Texas: Where Ted Cruz And Beto O’Rourke Stand On Legalization. NPR. More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana. .
12 Sep 2018.
Manhattan DA to dismiss more than 3,000 marijuana cases.
11 Sep 2018.
USA. Since 2001, labor’s share of national income has suffered a sustained decline.
chart. . And source article.
11 Sep 2018:
10 Sep 2018: Marijuanaville: Jimmy Buffett Gets Into the Weed Business With Billionaire Wrigley Heir.
Poll. Republican Rick Scott. Florida Governor’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana Hurts His Senate Bid.
10 Sep 2018. He will spend life in prison for pot. Trump hasn't given clemency to any cannabis lifers. . And: And: In the four years since Corvain Cooper was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on marijuana charges, California law has changed. The two prior felony charges that triggered his life sentence are now deemed misdemeanors.
Video. John Knock serving Life for Pot. For a first time offense.
72,000 died from US drug overdoses in 2017. . Trump has done little to stop it. See . Portugal
1 Sep 2018:
Compassion for all sentient beings. The aliens are among us. Prisons at all levels need to be made more humane.
California. Editorial board: Vote yes on Prop. 12, allowing farm animals a cage-free life.
New York City. No more arrests. 2 Sep 2018 article: NYPD change in marijuana arrest policy goes into effect.
New York City. No more arrests for smoking marijuana in public.
Withdrawal deaths in jail. 4 Sep 2018:
3 Sep 2018: New Orleans jail staffers ignored dying man’s cries for help, lawsuit charges. 30 Aug 2018: Woman lay dead in Nevada jail cell for hours after deputy found her unresponsive.
Canada. Free cannabis offered at Vancouver, British Columbia clinic to help illicit drug users detox.
1 Sep 2018:
Lancaster, Pennsylvania mulls marijuana decriminalization. Citations, not arrests.
29 Aug 2018:
"According to CBS, only two another natural disasters in the U.S. killed more people: a hurricane that struck Galveston, Tex., in 1900 which killed more than 8,000, and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, which killed more than 3,000." See Puerto Rico's Hurricane María Death Toll On Par With 9/11 Terrorist Attack.
The history of state marijuana ballot initiatives. From
and Freedom Leaf magazine news.  .
70% of Americans Support Medicare for All.  .
25 Aug 2018:
Video. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' wealth has increased by $260 million every single day in 2018.      . 24 Aug 2018: New Poll Shows 70 Percent of Americans Support Medicare for All.  .
23 Aug 2018:
A Mother’s Courage in Peru: Facing Prison for Giving Her Son Medical Marijuana.
22 Aug 2018:
. I’m a Convict and a Human Rights Attorney, and This Is Why You Need to Support the Prison Strike       .
Video: Should gay marijuana be legal?
22 Aug 2018:
21 Aug 2018: California lawmakers pass bill to erase old pot convictions. 20 Aug 2018: Vets to Protest For Medical Marijuana Outside VA (Veterans Administration) Headquarters.
Wells Fargo Closes Florida Politician's Account Due To Marijuana Donations.
20 Aug 2018:
New Jersey Democrat legislature has the votes to pass recreational marijuana bills.  .
18 Aug 2018:
He Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it alive. supports federal marijuana legalization.  .
16 Aug 2018:
Making India Great Again. Where's Trump? 15 Aug 2018: India Is Introducing Free Health Care—for 500 Million People. 14 Aug 2018: Mexico’s new president has a radical plan to end the drug war. 11 Aug 2018: California. Judge allows Santa Rosa girl, 5, with epilepsy to bring medical marijuana to school.
Lebanon to consider legalising medicinal cannabis.
10 Aug 2018:
. Trumponomics. Wage growth is being wiped out entirely by inflation .
Vote out most Republicans.
9 Aug 2018:
Another Backfire for Koch Brothers as Survey Shows Americans Actually Want Free College, $15 Minimum Wage, and Medicare for All. . And:
Single-Payer Healthcare costs less per person.
9 Aug 2018:
100% plant-based and chemical-free hemp plastic. 8 Aug 2018: Colorado hemp plastic startup says it’s shipped first orders in North America. 6 Aug 2018: Lawmakers In U.S. Territory (Northern Mariana Islands) Vote To Legalize Marijuana. Senate likely to pass it. governor is shaky. Republican
From combat to marijuana processing — veteran corners the CBD market.
3 Aug 2018:
2 Aug 2018: New York Marijuana Legalization Hinges On Democrats Winning In November. First Big U.S. Offshore Wind Farm will save Massachusetts electricity users about $1.4 billion over 20 years. . 1.6 million tons of carbon emissions removed per year. Equivalent of removing 325,000 cars from the road. 1 Aug 2018: And: Israeli Weapons Manufacturer Selling Guns to Duterte’s Drug War. Duterte compared himself to Hitler.
Trump likes Duterte.
Trump's staggeringly low approval ratings compared to other presidents during their first 18 months.  . Run mouse cursor over charts. Updated continuously.
Trump Matrix. Wage slaves awakening to falling real wages.
3 Aug 2018:
Michigan. 80-year-old medical marijuana patient with expired card jailed for less than an eighth of cannabis.
31 Jul 2018:
30 Jul 2018: Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, judge rules. Country of Georgia’s High Court Removes Marijuana Possession Penalties. . 29 Jul 2018: 29 Jul 2018: Michigan Democrats hope pot measure brings out youth vote in November. 26 Jul 2018: Two-thirds of voters in Utah support November ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana. UK government approves prescription use of medical cannabis. .
26 Jul 2018:
Trumponomics. A stimulus program for the rich that only benefits the rich. 22 Jul 2018: As Workers' Wages Continue to Fall Under Trump, Analysis Shows CEO Pay Is Way Higher Than Typically Reported. And: Portugal. A stimulus program that works for the middle class and poor. 23 Jul 2018: Portugal led the way on drug reform, too. How the . Republican tax cuts are failing workers, in one chart . And: >>> leaders will do anything to avoid talking about Republican
falling real wages under Trump.
26 Jul 2018:
Handguns, which are already severely restricted in Canada, may be banned in Toronto. Canada has a much lower homicide rate than the USA. And no fear of the American NRA. John Tory's Actions After Toronto Shooting Were What No U.S. Leader Has Ever Done.
The NRA expanded mandatory sentencing state by state, and thus created mass incarceration.
Portugal's drug decriminalization. 2. 3. 4. Based on 5. single-payer, universal healthcare. 2.
See table with links at:
Canadian single-payer universal healthcare versus US healthcare.
24 Jul 2018:
24 Jul 2018: New Jersey Stalls All Marijuana Court Cases Until September.
Canada. RCMP sniffer dogs out of work due to pot legalization.
19 Jul 2018:
16 Jul 2018: 70 Democrats Sign On to New ‘Medicare for All’ House Caucus. The Astonishingly High Administrative Costs of U.S. Health Care. New York Times. See: Canadian healthcare.
Medicare-for-all is single-payer, non-socialist, non-government-owned, Canadian-style healthcare.
18 Jul 2018:
Wake the f*ck up! A Spike In Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled By Alcohol.
Cannabis is safer!
18 Jul 2018:
"Carte blanche. Whatever is necessary to restore peace in this country. Let's open up the debate."
Mexico: Lopez Obrador government to consider legalization / decriminalization of drugs.
17 Jul 2018:
Also 17 Jul 2018, they demand: Pussy Riot Prevails Against Russia In European Human Rights Court Ruling. (in Youtube description). "Stop imprisoning so many people for 228 article of Criminal code (drug offenses)."    .
Jury nullification wins in Georgia.
16 Jul 2018:
Jury nullification wins medical cannabis case. Georgia. . And: Georgia . Republicans created near-useless medical cannabis laws . 7 Jul 2018: Georgia Cops Took Their Son Away For Medical Marijuana. Now Reunited, Family Speaks Out.  
16 Jul 2018:
Decriminalize all drugs, Toronto health board urges Ottawa. . 14 Jul 2018: 11 Jul 2018: Video. Mexico's Crime-Free Town? The secret? No politicians. Many independent representatives, but no political parties.
Wisconsin. Democrats hope for advantage in counties holding marijuana referendums.
We interrupt your regular daily Trump programming .... 9 Jul 2018:
Climate change is real, very real — and it is devastating our planet. News bulletin. Video. Antarctica is melting three times faster than it was just 10 years ago. .
6 Jul 2018:
7 Jul 2018: Video. Hash it out. Should Non-Violent Marijuana Offenders be Released?
Bernie Sanders video. 1 in 5 inmates have not been convicted. They can not afford bail.
20-Foot-Tall Angry Trump Baby Blimp - Click your state to see which anti-cannabis CannabisVoter.info to vote out. Republicans Cannabis polls.
5 Jul 2018:
And: Duterte is Assassinating Opponents Under the Cover of the Drug War, Philippine Rights Groups Say. Trump supports Duterte. .
5 Jul 2018:
After Popular Uproar, 20-Foot-Tall Angry Trump Baby Blimp Gets Okay to Fly Over London During President's UK Visit.
27 June 2018:
Time magazine. Majority of Americans support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's positions. Including federal marijuana legalization.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cynthia Nixon.
27 June 2018:
Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old who took out Joe Crowley. And: Vote.org And: Vote for cannabis.
26 June 2018:
30th state to do so. Oklahoma voters legalize medical cannabis.  .
Drug spoon at Purdue Pharma.
26 June 2018:
Gallery Owner Arrested After Dropping Sculpture Of Giant Drug Spoon At Purdue Pharma.
25 June 2018:
New Hampshire Democrat platform: "marijuana should be legalized, taxed and regulated."
23 June 2018:
It also supports coverage of medical cannabis prescriptions under their proposed healthcare plan. 23 June 2018: Texas Democrat platform supports recreational legalization. Canada. Bill to pardon old pot crimes to be introduced after cannabis becomes legal. . 21 June 2018: N.F.L. Players to Trump: Here’s Whom You Should Pardon.  .
19 June 2018:
Canada's Legislature Votes To Legalize Marijuana.  .
May 2, Toronto, Canada. 2009. - world, and GlobalMarijuanaMarch.org - Toronto. GlobalMarijuanaMarch.com
18 June 2018:
18 June 2018: Majority in France Favors Marijuana Legalization, Poll Finds.
Reflections About Father’s Day From Men In Prison. Life for Pot.
17 June 2018:
18 June 2018: Viral Bernie Sanders video. Why Can We Import Vegetables But Not Medications? 15 June 2018: Study: Almost half of diabetics skip medical care due to insulin costs.
50,000% markup for a shot makes the case for a single-payer healthcare system in California.
Instead of paying higher wages, and higher minimum wages. , and Republicans waste $$-trillions on health insurance companies ground wars ($5.6 trillion).
As Canada does.
Remember in November!
17 June 2018:
And: Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization.
Texas Democrats support legalization.
For most workers wages are falling.
15 June 2018.
And: 7 June 2018. Where’s That $4,000 Raise Republicans Promised Workers? Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows.      .
13 June 2018. "We are going to change this rotten, corrupt regime of injustices and privileges, and we are going to promote development. I can summarise it in one sentence: work, good salaries, and hugs, not bullets." Mexico Presidential Frontrunner supports amnesty for people convicted of non-violent drug trafficking.  .
Wikipedia: List of minimum wages by country.
11 June 2018.
Democrat Ben Jealous Talks Marijuana, Dave Chappelle, And His Campaign For Maryland Governor.
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues:
& marijuana minimum wage.
13 June 2018. And: 13 June 2018: Mom Warns Her Son Could Die If The UK Doesn’t Return His Confiscated Cannabis Oil. And: 12 June 2018: Quincy, Illinois. Billboard promotes medical marijuana over opioids. 1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression. Depression Is Possible Side Effect Of Many Common Drugs.  .
11 June 2018. 46 of 47 Arrested in Low-Level Marijuana Stings Were Black, So Mayor and Police Put an End to the Operations. Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Marijuana should be a lowest-level enforcement priority". . 13 June 2018:
St. Louis, Missouri to End Prosecution of Low-Level Marijuana Crimes. Focusing on murder instead.
May 26, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2018. See source. Part of " ( Green May" many cities)    in Brazil. See another 2018 photo. See 2017. See showing massive crowd (from 1 minute on). 2018 video
12 Jun 2018:
19 Apr 2018: . 13 Jun 2018: South Carolina Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Medical Marijuana Question On Democratic Party Primary Ballot Republicans are blocking a full vote in the legislature. 11 Jun 2018: Weed Nuns. Growing weed, religiously. Video. 60 Second Docs. Can Hemp Clean Up the Earth? Cleaning contaminated soil. . And: 10 Jun 2018: Men Deserving Clemency -- Andy Cox -- Life for Pot. 8 Jun 2018: New Jersey. Possession's not enough: Expunge all weed convictions | Editorial | NJ.com. 26 May 2018: Video. These Vets Want Weed Instead of Opioids. Meet the Iraq war veterans protesting opioids with joints. Which States Will Be Voting on Marijuana in 2018?
Democrats Are Running—and Winning—on Medicare for All.
“We must ensure that no mother ever weighs the costs before taking her children to the emergency room when they are in the need of immediate care,” Eastman’s campaign website reads.
And: Inconsolable Jeff Sessions Tries To Commit Suicide By Smoking Joint. It is insane to be arresting some 600,000 people a year for marijuana possession. It's time to remove the federal prohibition on marijuana. - Bernie Sanders. . And: And: Older Americans' Marijuana Use Driven by Pain Relief. ATTN Video > What if the DEA treated caffeine the same way they treat marijuana?
Bobby Kennedy’s son suspects 2nd gunman killed father. . 50 year anniversary of coup d'etat.
RFK's children believe there was a second assassin with Sirhan Sirhan. And: Did L.A. police and prosecutors bungle the Bobby Kennedy assassination probe? And: FBI altered witness testimony of hearing 2 gunmen and 12 to 14 shots.
Los Angeles police department destroyed much evidence.
Robert F Kennedy assassination.
Popular Turkish rapper Ezhel arrested for ‘inciting drug use’. President Erdogan is a religious right dictator wannabe.
Weed weddings are taking over.
Bernie Sanders post and comments.
and Cynthia Nixon Dana Beal . (NYC) Cannabis Parade. May 5, 2018. New York City Racial justice:      . And: Popular Turkish rapper Ezhel arrested for ‘inciting drug use’. President Erdogan is just another religious right dictator wannabe. Not guilty! After representing himself, NJ Weedman freed by jury.       .
And: Weed weddings are taking over. New Zealand may vote on marijuana legalisation in 2019.  . And: And: Video. These unexpected uses for hemp are giving us hope for the planet.
Front-runner in Mexico's presidential election Open to Debating Drug Legalization to Stop Violence.
New York Daily News editorial board calls for marijuana legalization with huge front page headline. . And: And: Thanks, Internet: Estonian Town of Kanepi (Kanep means cannabis) Gets Cannabis Leaf as Its Emblem. Movement to Legalize Drug Use Gains in the Former Soviet Republic of Georgia.  . And:
Philadelphia Gets Green Light to Study Pot, Treat Opioid Addiction With Cannabis.
Mothers Lead International Fight for Medical Marijuana.
NYC. Manhattan District Attorney says he'll stop prosecuting pot possession on Aug. 1.    .
And: Texans march and say it is time to vote out anti-cannabis ( Republican) politicians. And: Bernie Sanders. Workers need $15 an hour and a union. Trump Officially Backed Out of His Own Plan to Make Drugs Cheaper. Pharma stocks spiked in celebration.  . And: Mom serving 16 years for marijuana pens Mother's Day letter to daughters. . And: And: Awesome full-screen panorama of Mexico City Marijuana Liberation Day. Port Louis, on the small island of Mauritius. East of Africa and Madagascar. May 5, 2018. Global Marijuana March. Marche pour la dépénalisation du cannabis. .
And: We marched with 100,000 people in Medellin, Colombia. And: Colombia video. Graffiti is legal in this country! Every wall is a mural in Bogota. See popup box with info about that country's medical cannabis laws and history. Global medical cannabis map. Click on it and zoom in on any country. Spanish version.
Buenos Aires, Argentina. PHOTO. 100,000 at Global Marijuana March.  . See
2018 global map.
May 5, 2018. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Cape Town Cannabis Walk 2018. Photo essay: #CannabisWorks2018 urges South Africa to join the global movement to legalise marijuana.
2 May 2018:
Maine Lawmakers Override Republican Governor To Start Adult-Use Marijuana Sales.
healthcare costs by country. Americans have to pay so much more out of pocket versus OECD countries. And the US does not have universal healthcare. And public college tuition costs much more in the US. It is free in some OECD nations. See chart below.
Total taxes as a percentage of GDP. But OECD countries have universal healthcare and cheaper tuition:
And: Meet Ibogaine – a missing cure for opioid recovery. Guest opinion: Why it's time to let Oregon cannabis cross state lines. Removing cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances.
And: Serving Life for Pot in the Legal Cannabis Era. And: Two Democratic Frontrunners for Florida Governor Back Legal Recreational Weed. Oklahoma group cleared to collect signatures to put recreational pot on ballot.
Worst US prison riot in 25 years kills 7 men. Guards AWOL. Moldy food, sweltering heat, nothing to do.
Spot the social problem.   .
And: Comments. Congressman brutally called him out over it. Video. April 20 and May 5, 2018. Or thereabouts. . 2018 Global Marijuana March and 420 events
Take power! Global campaign to register and vote for medical cannabis, and against conservative-led cannabis incarceration worldwide. And: Zimbabwe just became the second country in Africa to legalise cannabis cultivation. Seattle officials file motion to vacate all marijuana possession convictions since 1996.  .
It now goes to the House. And: People with opioid prescriptions could get medical marijuana instead under Illinois Senate plan that passed. And: Canada. Police chiefs studying decriminalizing drugs as possible solution to opioid crisis.
Everybody in Italy has full access to free addiction treatment. And: Michigan approves recreational marijuana legalization vote for November.
Isle Of Man Could Be The First Place In The British Isles To Decriminalise Cannabis Possession.
25 April 2018.
Will Texas elect the first Democratic Senator in 30 years over cannabis? And: Beto O'Rourke could beat Senator Ted Cruz. O'Rourke supports federal cannabis legalization.  .
20 April 2018:
Video. 85% of the NBA smoked weed according to former players. And Some 420 reports here. See: do a 420 search. huge 420 crowds.   . And: Bernie Sanders Joins Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act to Federally Legalize Weed.   
Democrat Senator Schumer to introduce bill to federally decriminalize marijuana.   . And: And: Australia. Greens propose full legalisation of cannabis. Faces of Greed: Walton Family of Walmart. Bernie Sanders video: "One family, the Walton family, owns more wealth than the bottom 40 percent".
Meta-analysis: Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact On Cognitive Performance. .
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And: New York. Cuomo lays groundwork for legalizing marijuana. New Orleans. After 7 years in jail for possession of 2 joints, Bernard Noble hopes to advocate for criminal justice reform. .
By Beth Curtis. Sister of John Knock, a Opinion Piece - Life for Pot. pot lifer.  .
5 Apr 2018:
9 Apr 2018: Dumbass Louisiana . Republican state lawmaker cites satirical article in argument against medical marijuana Sinclair Host Resigns After Threat to Sexually Assault David Hogg With ‘Hot Poker’.
Mexican states should start legalizing marijuana: tourism minister.
"Cannabis eased my pain. It also put me in a state of healing and relief." And: Hall of Famer Joe Montana advocates cannabis for pain relief, healing. "A police officer who went to jail undercover quit the force after he got out — and his decision is a sobering reminder of how bad prison really is". And: '60 Days In': The worst things about jail, from undercover inmates. And: Video. Here's what happened when a . Republican senator challenged a Canadian doctor on their single-payer health care system Italy issues presidential pardon for pot-growing pensioner.
Trump's Private Prisons: Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid Guards. Where cannabis inmates are injured and left to die just like the rest of the inmates. New York Times.
30 Mar 2018:
"In some cases, they’re just waiting to get rid of their Rick Steves on a journey toward marijuana legalization. governor."
Republican 6.1 million Americans can't vote due to a felony conviction. April is #SecondChanceMonth.
April 2, 2018. Where Marijuana Is Legal, Opioid Prescriptions Fall. . Scientific American  . And:
Video. This cannabis commercial is just perfect. A company that delivers cannabis throughout Oregon. Twitter: "hence forward , the grabus vaginus moth".
Scientists discovered a moth with golden hair and a tiny penis. They named it after Trump.
warning it would ‘open the door to recreational use’. Utah's Republican Governor Herbert comes out against medical marijuana initiative, .
Global And: against voter campaign -led global cannabis incarceration. conservative His liver failed 4 times in 5 years while using legal medical opiates. He now uses medical cannabis. ATTN: Video - This former Republican official nails why more states should legalize marijuana.
And 75% support optional expanded Medicare program for those who want it. A new poll found 59% of Americans support a "national Medicare-for-all plan." And: Poll: 44% Of Americans Skip Doctor Visits Because Of Cost. Costs are the top health care issue. Why thousands of Americans Are Risking It and Skipping Health Insurance. And: And: Single-payer plan would improve bottom lines. Medicaid Expansion. "Studies demonstrate a positive association between expansion and health outcomes."
And: NRA created Drug War Mass Incarceration with their mandatory minimum sentencing laws. And: CIA and Bush started 15 years of endless, costly ground wars by their 2003 lies about WMDs in Iraq. . Video. What happened to the middle class? Elizabeth Warren. Bernie Sanders.  . And: Congress Protects Medical Marijuana From Jeff Sessions In New Federal Spending Bill.
And: Voters In Illinois' Cook County Approve Non-binding Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure. Data shows More U.S. Imprisonment Does Not Reduce State Drug Problems. . And: Exploring the ever-changing European cannabis scene (Part 3). Part 2. Part 1.  .
became chief of the "Cat's Eye" Gina Haspel in Thailand in CIA black site late October 2002.   .
and Jeff Sessions Granny . Jeff Sessions once wanted to execute pot dealers.
And: Alabama . Republican Sheriff Todd Entrekin Legally Took $750,000 Meant To Feed Inmates, Bought Beach House . Citizen who exposed him framed with marijuana distribution charges. Cannabis Industry Is Saving Cities With Struggling Economies. . And: Canadian Health Insurance Company to Cover Medical Cannabis. Up to $6,000 per year.
Meet Beto O'Rourke, the Pro-Pot Former Punk Guitarist Who Could Beat . And: Republican Ted Cruz And Ignite Blue Wave Greek Parliament Passes Bill to Regulate Medical Cannabis Production.    .
. Drug War, NRA, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns, homicide rates
What could go wrong? Blind people can drive... right? US gun laws are insane.
Iowa grants gun permits to the blind. . USA Today
The Teens Are Coming For The NRA. We are witnessing history. . John Knock - Buried Alive. Nonviolent marijuana drug conspiracy  . NRA-supported
mandatory sentence of life without parole.
source and comments on Bernie Sanders Facebook page.
Jeff Sessions running after cannabis users:
Median wealth per adult in US dollars
New Zealand 147,593
United Kingdom 102,641
United States 55,876
Marijuana Criminal Cases Dropped En Masse by Philadelphia District Attorney. .
And: Jeff Sessions Opposes Bipartisan Drug Sentencing Reform Bill.
Fox News is afraid that the American people will find out the truth about Canada's single-payer health care. Bernie Sanders video.
US middle-class wealth has collapsed. . See See: chart to the right. And: Income inequality and drug war. Median wealth is exactly in the middle. 50% of adults have more, and 50% have less. Wealth is all assets (money, stocks, property, etc.) minus all debts. Wikipedia: List of countries by wealth per adult. Note that
USA is number 25 in the partial list. Canada is number 14.
Chart below from page 3 of . U.S. household debt at all time high PDF.
(4th quarter). 2003 to 2017
Total Household Debt by Type:
Click to enlarge. Timeline is by quarters.
By Bryce Covert. July 1, 2016. . Income Inequality Is At The Highest Level In American History "Incomes for the 99 percent have only recovered about 60 percent of what they lost. But the rich are doing great. ... They captured more than half of all the income growth in the country."
Middle class wealth collapsing. . And: See Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world. Wikipedia: Wealth in the United States.
Drug War, NRA, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns, homicide rates
Gun-related deaths in high-income countries. Deaths per million people. Suicides in gray on the left. Homicides in darker color on the right. USA is the long bloody line at the end.
Click to enlarge.
Mayor Jenny Durkan: Why Seattle Is Erasing Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions. . And: San Francisco’s D.A. Is Clearing Thousands of Marijuana Convictions. Others Around the Country Should Do the Same. And: And: International Criminal Court to begin preliminary examination on Philippines killings by Duterte. And: Trump Says He Will Focus On Opioid Law Enforcement, Not Treatment. Police officer (and veteran) fired for not shooting black suspect wins $175,000.
And: Military veterans defy Jeff Sessions, fight for medical marijuana to kick opioid addiction. Of all the veterans returning from the Middle East, about 60 percent experience chronic pain. California could make it easier to erase your old marijuana convictions. And: Maine becomes first state to protect marijuana use outside of work.
Bernie Sanders video. Debunking Single Payer Myths with Dr. Danielle Martin of Canada.  . And: Dennis Peron, gay hippie Vietnam veteran, and Early Medical Marijuana Advocate, Dies at 71. . New York Times  . And: Federal judge: Florida’s felon voting restoration flawed. And: Floridians will vote this fall on restoring voting rights to 1.5 million felons. And: And: 27 percent of all the disfranchised felons in the U.S. live in Florida. And: Marijuana Company Donates 1 Million Meals To Needy Californians. Russian Presidential Candidate Wants to Legalize Marijuana.  .
Virginia Senate Republicans kill bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.
And: France To Consider Decriminalising All Drug Use, Following Government-Commissioned Report. Florida: Judge rules medical marijuana law allows patients to grow own drug. And: Malaysia: Amiruddin facing death penalty for possession and distribution of medical marijuana.
. Jeff Sessions, the and Republican Party, Donald Trump Governor signs bill: Vermont Makes History By Legalizing Marijuana through legislature. . And: And: Thailand About to Make Medical Marijuana Legal. Police chief advises police candidate concerning teen marijuana users: "F*ck the right thing! If Black, shoot them!" And: Ontario (Canada) seeks public feedback on allowing cannabis lounges as legalization looms. And: California is Allowing One Million Residents Convicted of Weed Charges to Wipe Slate Clean.
Jan. 19, 2018 article.
New poll shows Trump with historically low approval rating.
Chart below is from a
Washington Post article on Dec. 29, 2017:
"The U.S. has one of the stingiest minimum wage policies of any wealthy nation."
Related charts. Why does like most media, not report much on this? , National Public Radio
And: Bernie Sanders video. We took some American doctors to Canada to see a universal health care system up close. .
Canada. Liberal MPs urge dropping criminal penalties for all illicit drug use.
Related charts. Why does like most media, not report much on this? , National Public Radio
Politifact says it is "mostly true".  
From Vermont's Bernie Sanders.  
Time For Single-Payer Healthcare.
plus ~ Medicare-for-all is single-payer, non-socialist, non-government-owned, Canadian-style healthcare. Republicans waste $$-trillions on health insurance companies,
$5.6 trillion on ground wars.
( . USA spent $3.3 trillion on healthcare in 2017 2. 3. ). Canada spent 4. and got better outcomes. , half as much per person ( 70% of Americans support a "Medicare-for-all" system. 2. )
Country. . 2016
Life expectancy (years) per 1000 live births. 2016
Under-five mortality rate per 100,000 live births. 2015
Maternal mortality rate . Public and private costs. Per capita expenditure on health - USD . 2017
PPP . 2017
Healthcare costs as a percent of GDP . 2016
% of health costs paid by government
3. 4. 5.
Charts. Videos. Republican myths about Canadian healthcare: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83. Nations with better and healthier quality of life: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12. US spent Math for Republicans: - 17.2% of GDP (national economy) on healthcare in 2017.
Canada spent 10.4%.
We need Medicare spends less than 2 percent on bureaucracy. 1.4% to be exact. Medicare for All. Nearly a third of our health care dollars go to something other than health care. And:
Universal healthcare and drug war.
Related charts. Why does like most media, not report much on these comparisons? , National Public Radio
Trump approval hits new low (35%) in CNN poll. 32% in AP–NORC poll. Lowest in history for a first-year President. . Bring back democracy: And: . Remove Presidential veto power
. Senate 60% rule
2018 Global Marijuana March and 4/20 event map.
See: And: And: More News. Cannabis is safer. Cannabis polls.
Vote out most Republicans and their cannabis war.
Under Trump, real wages are not just flat, they are falling. Wages adjusted for inflation.
By Danielle Keane, . A or F? How Congress scores on marijuana 2. 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: Grading was based upon members' voting records.
. Congressional Scorecard. NORML Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues:
& marijuana minimum wage. - Click your state to see which anti-cannabis CannabisVoter.info to vote out.
Vote for cannabis.