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Healthcare groups issue scathing criticism of Senate bill. Trumpcare 4.0. And: Do We Really Need A Middleman In Our Broken Health Care System? [12]. 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 Democrats Begin Push to Legalize Marijuana. 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.

Senate introduces bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition. [13][14]. And: Sessions asks Congress to let him prosecute medical pot shops, patients. [15]. And: Science Calls Out Jeff Sessions on Medical Marijuana and the "Historic Drug Epidemic" - Scientific American. [16]. 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. [17][18]. And: France Just Ended Prison Terms For Marijuana Use. [19][20][21][22]. 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. [23][24][25]
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. [26] [27].
Trumpcare 3.0 Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says. [28]. 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”. [29][30]. 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. And: American Legion to Trump: Allow marijuana research for vets. [31]. And: Marijuana convictions go up in smoke with California legalization. And: Artist Projects Image Of Jeff Sessions In KKK Hood Across Department Of Justice.

Bill Maher on slavery, Jim Crow, and drug war

'The Drug Whisperer': Drivers arrested while stone cold sober by dumbass Georgia cops. And: Willie Nelson to Jeff Sessions: Smoke Some Pot. 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. [32][33]. And: Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms. Harsher punishments for low-level drug crimes. [34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42].

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. [43][44][45].

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 [46][47] Event. And: Cape Town, South Africa. Videos [48][49] Event. And: Huge joint rolls through New York City. [50][51].

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii

Democrat Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.

Universal health coverage. Not a radical idea

Time For Single-Payer Healthcare.

Life expectancy versus health expenditure over time. 1970-2014

Life expectancy versus health expenditure.

2017 Global Marijuana March. [52]. 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 [53]. 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. [54][55][56][57][58]. And: Medical marijuana could save Medicaid $1 billion in prescription drug costs. [59][60]. And: West Virginia becomes 29th state to legalize medical marijuana. [61][62]. 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. [63][64][65]. And: Poll: Trump, Democrats and Republicans all unpopular.

More Than Half of American Adults Have Tried Pot. [66]. Among current users: 14% Republican, 43% Democrats, 42% independents. And: USA. Marijuana legalization support at all-time high. [67]. 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.

The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids. [68][69][70]. And: Trump's Health Care Plan Could Exacerbate Opioid Epidemic, But Medical Marijuana Could Help. [71][72]. And: Former premiers and Australian police chiefs call for drug decriminalisation. [73]. 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. [74][75]. 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.

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 [76].

Bernie Sanders wins CNN healthcare debate with Ted Cruz.
Country Life expectancy Infant mortality rate Healthcare cost per person
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Murder rate
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Canada 82.2 years.(2) 4.9 per 1000 births. $4,608 in 2015 1.5
USA 79.3 years.(2) 6.5 per 1000 births. $9,451 in 2015 3.9

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. [77]. One reason why: Canadians pay so much less for far better healthcare.

Single-Payer Healthcare. [78]. 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. [79]. 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.
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Share link: US maps and usmaps. This article was written by Timeshifter. See also: Drug War, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns.

Maps and tables

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US Adult Incarceration Rate by State

U.S. adult incarceration rate by state.

Maps and tables showing high incarceration and murder rates. Both due to Republican-led drug war, and massive NRA lobbying over the years for handgun proliferation, mandatory minimum sentencing, and high incarceration rates to fight the drug war, and to fight violence due to handgun proliferation. A vicious cycle of more and more violence and drug war in urban areas, that spread to the suburbs and rural areas.
US minimum wage comparison by state

U.S. minimum wage comparison by state. [2]

Map of state felony disfranchisement laws

Map of state felony disfranchisement laws.

2015 U.S. map showing rate of uninsured

U.S. map showing rate of uninsured (health).

Incarceration and homicide rates in table below are per 100,000 population of all ages. Top map to the right is per 100,000 adults.[1][2]

More info: Wikipedia: List of U.S. states by incarceration rate. And: Wikipedia: List of U.S. states by homicide rate. See also: Commons:File:US Adult Incarceration Rate by State.svg - it has data for top map to the right.

Note: The rate columns can be sorted in ascending or descending order. The row numbers on the left sort separately. This way the states can be ranked by rate. Sort the state column to return to alphabetical order.




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Alabama 7.2 951
Alaska 4.6 691
Arizona 5.4 831
Arkansas 5.4 770
California 4.6 569
Colorado 3.4 608
Connecticut 2.4 488
Delaware 4.2 756
Florida 5 788
Georgia 5.6 916
Hawaii 1.5 397
Idaho 1.7 632
Illinois 5.5 537
Indiana 5.4 690
Iowa 1.4 410
Kansas 3.9 573
Kentucky 3.8 729
Louisiana 10.8 1082
Maine 1.8 285
Maryland 6.4 550
Massachusetts 2 318
Michigan 6.4 608
Minnesota 2.1 289
Mississippi 6.5 962
Missouri 6.1 736
Montana 2.2 591
Nebraska 3.1 454
Nevada 5.8 712
New Hampshire 1.7 362
New Jersey 4.5 421
New Mexico 6 742
New York 3.3 413
North Carolina 4.8 561
North Dakota 2.2 373
Ohio 3.9 603
Oklahoma 5.1 983
Oregon 2 582
Pennsylvania 4.7 668
Rhode Island 2.9 322
South Carolina 6.2 683
South Dakota 2.4 626
Tennessee 5 740
Texas 4.3 836
Utah 1.7 430
Vermont 1.6 335
Virginia 3.8 710
Washington 2.3 425
West Virginia 3.3 523
Wisconsin 2.8 605
Wyoming 2.9 651

State firearm death rates

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State firearm death rates, 2013. Rate per 100,000 population. National firearm death rate is 10.64.[3][4] Top map to the right uses age-adjusted data. See Wikipedia article for more info:

Note: The rate column can be sorted in ascending or descending order. The rank column on the left sorts separately. This way the states can be ranked by rate. Sort the state column to return to alphabetical order.
Firearm death rates by state, 2013

Firearm death rates per 100,000 by state. Age-adjusted.

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Alabama 17.79
Alaska 19.59
Arizona 14.20
Arkansas 16.93
California 7.89
Colorado 11.75
Connecticut 4.48
Delaware 10.80
Florida 12.49
Georgia 12.63
Hawaii 2.71
Idaho 14.08
Illinois 8.67
Indiana 13.04
Iowa 8.19
Kansas 11.44
Kentucky 14.15
Louisiana 19.15
Maine 11.89
Maryland 9.75
Massachusetts 3.18
Michigan 12.03
Minnesota 7.88
Mississippi 17.55
Missouri 14.56
Montana 16.94
Nebraska 8.99
Nevada 14.16
New Hampshire 7.03
New Jersey 5.69
New Mexico 15.63
New York 4.39
North Carolina 12.42
North Dakota 11.89
Ohio 11.14
Oklahoma 16.41
Oregon 11.76
Pennsylvania 11.36
Rhode Island 5.33
South Carolina 15.60
South Dakota 9.47
Tennessee 15.86
Texas 10.50
Utah 11.69
Vermont 10.37
Virginia 10.46
Washington 9.07
West Virginia 15.10
Wisconsin 9.93
Wyoming 17.51

References

  1. Correctional Populations In The United States, 2013. Published December 2014. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). By Lauren E. Glaze and Danielle Kaeble, BJS Statisticians. The numbers are from Appendix Table 1 in the PDF.
  2. State Totals: Vintage 2014. By U.S. Census Bureau. See: "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014 (NST-EST2014-01)". 2013 state populations were taken from that. Also, the 2013 national population. See the CSV and FactFinder links. The 2013 populations were used to calculate the incarceration rate per 100,000 of all ages.
  3. State Firearm Death Rates, Ranked by Rate, 2013. By Violence Policy Center. It sources the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  4. Detailed Tables for the National Vital Statistics Report (NVSR) "Deaths: Final Data for 2013." See: National Vital Statistics.

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