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Illinois reduces punishment for minor pot possession from jail to citation. 2. 3.

Time magazine. Can Medical Marijuana Help End the Opioid Epidemic? And: In a first, Oregon State Fair to feature marijuana plants. And: If You Are Succeeding in the Cannabis Industry, Thank an Activist.

When and how did the British monarchy lose actual power? One hopes U.S. presidents also become token figureheads without veto power. George Washington could have been a king, but refused. We need more democracy. The majority wants a higher federal minimum wage, legal cannabis, cheaper single-payer healthcare, more taxes on the rich, and less taxes on the middle class and poor. Republican obstructionism in Congress is responsible for the impoverishment of the middle class, and continued mass incarceration.

Debbie Wasserman crowns Queen Hillary King Trump

Philippines President Vows ‘No Mercy’ In Drug War; Estimates 100,000 Will Be Killed.

Marijuana rallies in decriminalized Philadelphia during Democrat Convention.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2016 July 25 crowd

Philadelphia. 25 July 2016. [19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26].

Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer's treatment, study says. And: Republicans block it?: Senate Bill Would End Massive Tax Breaks for Private Prisons. [110]. And: Legal medical pot nationwide would save Medicare $468 million. [111].

Virginia Governor Bypasses Court Ruling To Help 200,000 Ex-Felons Vote. Republicans block cannabis/drug felons from voting against drug wars.

Pot activists meet with cops to prep for Democrat Convention. And: Restorative justice. An alternative to mass incarceration. [112]. Versus $31,000 a year for prison. Florida: More high-THC medical marijuana available if 2016 ballot issue passes. And: Police head wants less limits on past marijuana use of police recruits.

Trump family would get $7 billion windfall from his plan to eliminate all estate taxes.
Minimum wage servers for Republican Party
Republican Party. Greed, ground wars, drug wars, and mass incarceration.

Michael Moore Thinks Donald Trump Will Win Presidential Election: Find Out Why! And: Italian Parliament To Consider Marijuana Legalization. [113]. And: Italian farmers are planting hemp to decontaminate polluted soil. And: Latin American Medical Cannabis Conference in Costa Rica – July 27-29. And: MP to move bill in Indian Parliament to legalize common recreational drugs like pot.

Republican platform opposes increase in federal minimum wage.
Internal squabbling over Trump's proposal for HUGE tax cuts for the rich.
Reagonomics. Give rich people money
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2016 July 26 crowd and posters

Philadelphia during the Democrat Convention. 26 July 2016. Part of the 'Great Wall of Love' with our LGBTQ friends to keep out the hate spewing bigots from the Westboro Baptist Church. [114].

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Worthy groups millionaires and others can donate to

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  • AmazonSmile. Amazon gives a percentage of your purchase cost to the organizations you choose. Such as MPP, NORML, Physicians For A National Health Program, and so on. All you have to do is use smile.amazon.com when ordering. It costs you nothing, and prices are the same to you. You choose who to donate to.
  • Marijuana Policy Project (MPP).
  • Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. Someone needs to donate a lot of money on the condition that the database becomes freely available to anyone without a paid subscription.

Washington state after legalization

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Marijuana. No hangovers, no violence, no carbs

Denver, Colorado. October 2006 billboard. See Study: Why Pot Smokers Are Skinnier. May 15, 2013 article by Lindsay Abrams, The Atlantic. See also this chart: Soda versus marijuana. See: Cannabis is safer.

Denver Colorado 2012 April. I prefer marijuana to alcohol

Denver, Colorado. April 2012. See: Cannabis is safer.

The USA is a dictatorship and pseudo-democracy

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See: Cannabis and returning democracy to the U.S. Senate.

The Senate is not ruled by the majority as in a real democracy. It is ruled by the 40% of the day that wants to filibuster a bill.

Presidents alone should not be able to start wars. Congress should be able to end wars by a simple majority vote.

2015 Global Marijuana March and 4/20 events

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Buenos Aires, Argentina 2015 May 2 GMM
Global Marijuana March. 150,000 people marched in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 2, 2015. 19 other cities in Argentina also had events. See this article.

New York City 2015 May 2

2 global wars

2015 was the 100th year of U.S. federal narcotic law enforcement. That enforcement began in 1915, within a year of passage of the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act in 2014.

Germany's kinder and safer prisons

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Sting on the war on drugs

Sting: Let's End the War on Drugs. 31 March 2010. He is an honorary board member of the Drug Policy Alliance.

Germany has much lower incarceration and murder rates than in the USA.

"Inmates live in rooms and sleep in beds, not on concrete or steel slabs with thin padding. They have privacy—correctional officers knock before entering. Prisoners wear their own clothes, and can decorate their space as they wish. They cook their own meals, are paid more for their work, and have opportunities to visit family, learn skills, and gain education. ... There is little to no violence—including in communal kitchens where there are knives and other potentially dangerous implements. And the maximum time inmates spend in any kind of punitive solitary is eight hours. ... In Germany, prosecutors and judges are not elected. As career civil servants, they are insulated from public opinion."

Finland's open prisons

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"By the end of this period of 'decarceration,' Finland had one of the lowest rates of imprisonment on the continent. Lappi-Seppälä says crime didn’t increase as a result. 'The lesson from Finland was that it was perfectly possible to drop the use of imprisonment [by two-thirds,]' he says, 'and that did not disturb the crime trend development in Finland.' What did work was a gradual reintroduction into normal life, the kind that the open prisons offer. About a third of Finnish inmates are housed in open prison, and Finland’s Criminal Sanctions Agency says inmates who go through open prisons are less likely to be arrested again. The reoffending rate drops almost 20 percent. Open prisons also cost less."

Elections and lobbyists

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Beer, booze, cigarettes, and Big Pharma

Beer, booze, cops, cigarettes, and Big Pharma. [27]

Life for pot

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See main article: USA. Life for pot. See also: Number of marijuana prisoners in the USA.
Jeff Mizanskey 2015 Sep 1

Jeff Mizanskey 2015 Sep 1

Obama alone can not reschedule marijuana

In July of 2011, the DEA formally denied this petition, repeating that marijuana has no accepted medical use and would therefore remain in schedule I. In 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for DC upheld that determination.

2014 Global Marijuana March and 4/20 events

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2013 Global Marijuana March and 4/20

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Global Marijuana March animated See: The GMMizer, 2013 GMM map, graphics, basic city list, category, Facebook. Add cities: GMM sign up.

Search for marijuana march videos. And more.
2016, 2015 Global Marijuana March. Crowd photos. Facebook

Shoulda Robbed a Bank

WWDD. What Would Dude Do

The way of the Dude.

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Drug Sentences Driving Federal Prison Population Growth, Government Report Finds. By Phillip Smith, Sept. 13, 2012. StoptheDrugWar.org - A comment:

What I saw during my 5 years in Federal Prison. by UndertheRadar (not verified), September 20, 2012, 12:33pm. I stayed 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 17 months. One lad was in for armed Post Office robbery with a sawed off shotgun...his stay, 20 months. When I went to the parole board after 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the panel members. Their response, "You must understand that yours was a very serious offense." I laughed about that for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank. When I was in, the entire Federal Prison population was just over 28,000. Drug offenders made up 53% of that number. I see today that population has risen to over 218,000. Prison is big business. It used to be called 'slavery.' Please read Shoulda Robbed a Bank. I need the money... It's available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.

Timeline of cannabis

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Map of incarceration rates worldwide

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Prisoner population rate world map

Prisoners per 100,000 population. Gray in the map means no data. See the Commons image page for sources and more info. See List of countries by incarceration rate. See template. Article: Compare incarceration rates.

Nation of guards, prisoners, and Drug War POWs

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  • US prison industry. New form of slavery
  • War on drugs cannon

Mexico-USA. Caravan for Peace 2012. Aug 12 to Sept 12

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"This summer, victims of the drug war in Mexico will travel across the United States. We will promote peace with justice and dignity on both sides of the border."

Never-ending war, PTSD, veterans, medical marijuana

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See main article: Posttraumatic stress and cannabis.

1917. Shell shock during World War I

Australian Advanced Dressing Station near Ypres, Belgium in 1917. The wounded soldier in the lower left of the photograph has the "thousand-yard stare" indicative of shell shock.

PTSD proposed for Oregon medical marijuana list. August 26, 2012. San Francisco Chronicle.

  • 45% Of Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans Seeking Disability. May 28, 2012. Associated Press (AP). By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer. From the article: "The average wait to get a new one processed grows longer each month and is now about eight months. ... Harvard economist Linda Bilmes. She estimates the health care and disability costs of the recent wars at $600 billion to $900 billion."
  • The Three Trillion Dollar War - Wikipedia article about the book.

David Duchovny on cannabis legalization

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David Duchovny on cannabis legalization

Exclusive: David Duchovny Talks Goats, Marijuana Legalization. Shockya.com. August 15, 2012 article. See article for full quote. Wikipedia: David Duchovny.

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Cannabis is more interesting than alcohol

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Listen: PsySrek Mix - Million Marijuana March 2010 ;-') by Legalize Cannabis. "This mix have been played at the 'Million Marijuana March', world manifestation to legalize cannabis, in Paris (place de la Bastille - 08/05/2010)." (May 8, 2010). See PsySrek banner. More download sources: with playlist [138][139].

Seshat rising

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Seshat

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Carl Sagan on cannabis

Carl Sagan in anonymous essay in 1971 book Marihuana Reconsidered by Lester Grinspoon. See Wikipedia: Carl Sagan#Personal life and beliefs. [28][29][30][31].

2012 Global Marijuana March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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From Facebook photo page for photo below:
"Only 5 of us in Malaysia. It's not the number that counts, it's the determination that matters."
2012 Global Marijuana March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur 2012 GMM Malaysia

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Pat Robertson advocates making marijuana legal

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Wikipedia: Pat Robertson. "Pot" Robertson. :)

Baked? Music videos, internet radio, and more

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