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Republican governor again rejects vets, PTSD, and new medical marijuana conditions. [139].

Republicans think they can spend an infinite amount of money (many trillions of dollars) on health-insurance-company-based healthcare, and have an infinite number of babies, to feed their appetite for endless ground wars, and for more inmates for more prisons for more drug war.
Population milestones
Dangerous drugs

Cannabis is Safer.

Maryland Lawmakers Override Republican Veto of Marijuana Paraphernalia Decriminalization. [140]. Existing pot decrim meant a fine for possession, but jailed for the joint paper or baggie.

Average total healthcare spending (public and private) per person for various developed nations

Canada's single-payer universal healthcare costs less per person than U.S. healthcare. [4][5]

An economist says Bernie's universal healthcare would save $6 trillion over 10 years. 2. A Chicago Tribune healthcare article: In Europe, Sanders would be center-right. See also: Canadian single-payer healthcare, and Portuguese drug decriminalization.. And: Nurses Applaud New Sanders Plan for Healthcare for All. 2.3. And: President of Physicians for a National Health Program: Single-Payer is The Only System that can Achieve Universal Health Care.

Oklahoma, Nebraska Republicans again suing Colorado over marijuana in Supreme Court [141]. And: Democrat governor of Pennsylvania makes medical marijuana a top priority.

Vermont may be the first state to legalize recreational cannabis via the legislature. Vermont has Democrat governor and legislature [142][143][144][145].

Marijuana in the South: A State-by-State Guide. Republicans created a THC-free south. USA Today: 11 states least likely to legalize marijuana. Republican states across the nation.

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GMM (years signed up). This city participated or signed up one year (or more) for the Global Marijuana March (GMM), or the Million Marijuana March (MMM). 225 cities from 42 nations signed up for May 4, 2013 or thereabouts.175 cities from 33 nations signed up for May 5, 2012 or thereabouts. See also: 4/20 event lists. 865 different cities have signed up from 78 different nations since 1999.

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See Global Marijuana March 2010 map.

Phnom Penh: Ray Cristl THCMinistrycambodia(at)gmail.com 011-855 17 58 1930 High noon, Wat Phnom

Article in The Phnom Penh Post Edit

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The Phnom Penh Post

American calls for medical marijuana

Irwin Loy

Friday, 30 April 2010

AN American expatriate has announced plans for a rally Saturday to press the government to allow for the distribution of medical marijuana.

Ray Christl, who has lived in Phnom Penh for nine years, said he plans to ask authorities for permission to open a medical marijuana dispensary. He hopes to model it after similar facilities in California, where patients obtain licences to purchase and ingest the drug for medical purposes.

“This would be a dispensary where we would grow small amounts,” Christl said. “We would get some simple immunity from the drug laws.”

Christl, a university professor who identifies himself as a pastor with the THC Ministry, “part of a whole group of spiritual and medical cannabis users”, said the arrangement would be respectful of local sensibilities. THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana.

“We’re not trying to do a 4/20 here,” Christl said, referring to the unofficial holiday for marijuana smokers, who celebrate cannabis use every April 20 by lighting up in mass demonstrations. “We’re not trying to glamorise this.”

Cannabis is prohibited under Cambodia’s drug control law. Despite this, obtaining it is possible, Christl said. Speaking about using cannabis openly, however, is a different matter.

“That’s the whole point,” he said. “I’ve lived here for nine years and I haven’t made a big deal about it.... It just seems like now is the time to come out of the closet.”

Christl’s rally – which he has dubbed “high noon” – will begin at 12:30pm at Wat Phnom.

Health Ministry officials could not be reached Thursday.

phnompenhpost.com

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-- beginning of forum message --

April 29, 2010.

rogerchristie

Founder

Cannabis Sacrament Minister

Introducing THC Ministry / Cambodia

Aloha. It is my great pleasure to announce that my old-time friend and mentor, Pastor Ray Christl, is becoming a THC Ministry Minister and is the founder of the brand new THC Ministry / Cambodia. Welcome Ray!

From: ray christl <thcministrycambodia@gmail.com>

Date: Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Subject: Press Release... For immediate news release

Saturday May 1st HIGH NOON, WAT PHNOM CAMBODIA

Dear Media; Please send a reporter or news crew to Wat Phnom at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday May !st, 2010.

Phnom Penh is city #302 in the "GLOBAL MEDICAL CANNABIS RALLY-MARCH".

Pastor Ray Christl -017-58-1930 will give interviews and discuss our request for legal access to medical Cannabis (marijuana). We want to highlight the need for a DISPENSARY that helps to grow, process, and distribute MEDPOT to patients under the care of a Doctor.

In addition, our ministry wants to extend medical therapy to drug addicts in Cambodia. A huge meth-heroin-cocaine drug addiction problem can be rectified with "IBOGAINE TREATMENT " lasting five days.

Please let Khmer citizens and hard working government officials know we offer natural solutions to difficult social problems. Cambodia could be a world leader in using traditional green herbs and plants to stop hardcore drug dependency.

The compassionate medical use of Cannabis for AIDS, cancer, pain, MS, glaucoma, autism, and appetite stimulation. Just to name a few of the hundreds of medicinal uses in tincture (food), anointing oil, topical lotion, inhaled smoke, etc.

Join our crusade to green the planet with natural, logical, commonsense ideas. Sincerely Yours,

Pastor Raymond Christl

THC Ministry / Cambodia

017-58-1930

-- end of forum message --

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Marijuana-Laced 'Happy Pizza' Taken off the Menu in Cambodia.

1999 Edit

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Happy Herb's Bistro. May 12, 1999. By Oliver Green.

Happy Herb's, as the sharp-minded of you will have guessed, serves ganja and since the Russian market got busted expatriates have had a reasonable excuse to go and munch some herb for supper. Herb also does hash coffees for brekky and will sell you a large Nescafe jar full of weed for a dollar.
After I'd ordered, Herb came out of the kitchen and asked, "Happy?" "Very," I replied. No point in half-measures, I thought and pulled a spliff out of my glasses case. Herb sat down and we began chatting.
Happy Herb's began in the heady days when the UN ruled Cambodia while they tried to sort out some half-decent elections. Cambodia was flooded with danger-seeking fools with astronomical wages which they squandered on drugs, prostitutes and fine dining. Herb was taught to cook pizzas by one of this crew, and suggested adding ganja, a traditional Khmer ingredient. ...
The Cambodia Daily said in their restaurant guide "If you decide you aren't going back to work anyway after lunch, by all means have Herb sprinkle some happiness on your pizza, but unless you want to zone out for a couple of days, ask for "tik-tik. (Khmer for "a little.") This correspondent asked for "tom-tom" and was still tripping the same time the next day, all loved-up over pastis at sunset watching the promenade again.
Verdict: An excellent meal with great side-effects. One pizza with two beers cost £3.50 in crisp green Yankee money.
Oliver Green, Ganja Gonzo Extraordinaire

1998 Edit

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Cannabis Cambodia: smoker's paradise. By Amit Gilboa. November 1, 1998 article in Cannabis Culture magazine.

More info, links, years Edit

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Cannabis is safer Edit

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See longer article: Cannabis is safer.

Mitt Romney in July 2012 in New Hampshire 2

Obama on medical marijuana and drugs
Above quote is from Sanjay Gupta interview of Obama on April 15, 2015. Interview aired on CNN on April 19, 2015. [157][158][159].

U.S. incarceration timeline 4

Obama helping turn around the Reagan-Bush War on Pot, mandatory minimums, and mass incarceration. See: US incarceration peaked in 2008.

Obama can not reschedule marijuana by himself Edit

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Obama alone can not reschedule marijuana. [163] [164][165][166].

Drug-war mass incarceration Edit

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See: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate. And: Drug War, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns. And: US incarceration peaked in 2008. And: Number of marijuana prisoners in the USA. And: List of countries and U.S. states by incarceration rate.
The majority of people incarcerated in prisons and jails in the USA are in due to drug-related offenses, crimes to get money for drugs, or drug-related parole or probation violations. Wikipedia: Drug-related crime. The number of inmates in the USA has increased almost 5 times over since 1980. The USA has the highest incarceration rate of any nation b c (except for the tiny country of the Seychelles). Compare incarceration rates worldwide. The cost of the U.S. drug war is at least 1.5 trillion dollars. Cannabis is safer! Share link.
See articles: Cannabis prisoners and Drug war cost charts, infographics, and links.

Incarceration rates. Nations, states Edit

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Drug war plus trickle-down economics Edit

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Drug war + Trickle-down Reaganomics, = mass incarceration and mass control.
See article: Trickle-down economics plus drug war.

Reagan's war on cannabis is where the U.S. incarceration nation began.

Ronald Reagan, 1980 campaign speech 1: "Leading medical researchers are coming to the conclusion that marijuana, pot, grass, whatever you want to call it, is probably the most dangerous drug in the United States, and we haven't begun to find out all of the ill effects, but they are permanent ill effects. The loss of memory for example."
See quote at 1 minute 7 seconds into this video clip narrated by Woody Harrelson.

2016 election and marches Edit

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See public opinion polls over time about cannabis.

2016 Global Marijuana March and 420 events. Public opinion wins elections. So get out and march!

Register and vote for cannabis in 2016.
Register to vote. Support legislation and ballot initiatives. Vote out most Republicans in 2016.

USA Today: 11 states least likely to legalize marijuana. Republican states across the nation.

Oklahoma, Nebraska Republicans again suing Colorado over marijuana in Supreme Court. [167].

Marijuana in the South: A State-by-State Guide. Republicans created a THC-free south.

Democrat governor of Pennsylvania makes medical marijuana a top priority.

Vermont may be the first state to legalize recreational cannabis via the legislature. Vermont has Democrat governor and legislature. 1. 2. 3.

Canadian single-payer healthcare and Portuguese drug decriminalization Edit

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See article: Canadian single-payer healthcare, and Portuguese drug decriminalization.

Healthcare cost by nation

An economist says Bernie's universal healthcare would save $6 trillion over 10 years. A Chicago Tribune healthcare article: In Europe, Sanders would be center-right. And: Nurses Applaud New Sanders Plan for Healthcare for All. 2.3.
Average total healthcare spending (public and private) per person for various developed nations

Canada's single-payer universal healthcare costs less per person than U.S. healthcare. [6][7]

Portugal. Decriminalizing Drugs: When Treatment Replaces Prison. New York Times. Their universal healthcare [168] versus Republican Holy War on Drugs

Cut taxes by ending the drug war, the final "U.S. ground war". Cut Republican big spending: Wars, drug wars, US healthcare costs, and incarceration costs. See: Business people for Single-payer Healthcare. Fed up with uncontrollable costs of U.S. healthcare. Save trillions of dollars.

Canada's new Liberal government repeats promise to legalize marijuana. "Trudeau’s pledge to cut the tax rate for middle-income earners ... paid for by a tax hike on the wealthiest 1%."

Repeal insurance-based Obamacare. Replace with Canadian-style Single-payer Healthcare. 1. Obamacare regulates health insurance companies. Canada has dumped most of those companies. Save trillions of dollars.

ColoradoCare. "Colorado could make history next November by being the first state in the nation to approve a comprehensive single-payer health insurance system. ... This health insurance coverage has no deductibles and no co-pays." 1.2.

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