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News. - 2017 global events.2018.
See: More news. Archive. News sources. Facebook: Global Marijuana March [13][14][15]. Hashtags: [16][17][18]. Twitter: [19][20][21].

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. [22]. And: Maine voters expand Medicaid to 70,000 low-income people under Obamacare. [23]. And: Indiana prosecutors pushing against medical marijuana. And: Breaking News: Jeff Sessions to Stand Trial in Cannabis De-Scheduling. [24][25]. 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. [26]. 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. [27]

Universal health coverage. Not a radical idea

Time For Single-Payer Healthcare.

Country Life expectancy. 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
[28] [29] [30][31][32] [33] [34][35] [36]
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
US 79.3 6.5 26.4 9,451 16.9 48.3
Videos exposing Republican myths about Canadian healthcare: [37][38][39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53][54][55][56]
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. [57]. 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). [58].

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. [59].

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. [60]. 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. [61]. And: Now you can add a marijuana degree to your higher education. [62] .And: 29 states have legal pot. Jeff Sessions wants to stamp it out, and he's closer than you think. [63]. 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. [64][65][66]. And: London, UK: MPs join medical marijuana protest outside Parliament. And: Canadian Doctors Explain Universal Health Care. A video. [67][68]. And: Why Dr. Oz Thinks Medical Marijuana Can Solve The Opioid Crisis. [69][70][71][72][73][74].
NRA history of mandatory minimum sentencing and drug war. Atlanta, Georgia decriminalizes marijuana. [75]. And Youtube: Tom Petty music video - You Don't Know How It Feels. "let's roll another joint." [76][77]. 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. [78]. 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. [79].

Lesotho. This Tiny Nation Just Became Africa’s Medical Cannabis Leader. [80]. 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 [81]. And: LA Times editorial board: Trump and Sessions are ignoring voters' overwhelming support for medical marijuana. Will Congress listen? [82]. See: Temporary reprieve. [83]. 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. [84]. 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. [85]

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. [86].

The racist Matrix
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Matrix woman in red dress 720p full

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. [87]. 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. [88][89][90][91][92][93].


Dear America, universal health care is what real freedom looks like. USA Today. And: IT COSTS LESS. [94][95]. And: In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime. NPR. CBC. [96][97][98][99][100]. 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. [101][102][103]. Overdose death rates by country. [104][105].

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. [107][108].

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. [109]. 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. [110]. 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. [111]. And: Marijuana was the secret to ending this woman's addiction to heroin. Video. [112]. 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. [113]. 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. [114]. 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. [115].

20 million more uninsured = 20,000+ more deaths yearly. [116]. 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. [117][118][119][120][121][122]. And: Politifact: Paul Ryan wrong that most of the 22 million uninsured would be uninsured by choice. [123]. And: 17 Charts and Figures that show the US is not as developed as you’d think. America is not great. [124]. 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. [125][126][127][128].
Nevada becomes 5th state to legalise marijuana for recreational use. [129]. 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’. [130][131]. And: Bernie Sanders Slams ‘Moral Outrage’ Of Trumpcare At Pittsburgh Rally. $500 billion in tax breaks to the top two percent. [132]. 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. [133]. And: Do We Really Need A Middleman (private insurers) In Our Broken Health Care System? [134][135]. And: Officer who shot Philando Castile said smell of marijuana made him fear for his life. [136]. 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. [137][138]. And: Sessions asks Congress to let him prosecute medical pot shops, patients. [139]. And: Science Calls Out Jeff Sessions on Medical Marijuana and the "Historic Drug Epidemic" - Scientific American. [140]. 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. [141][142]. And: France Just Ended Prison Terms For Marijuana Use. [143][144][145][146]. 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. [147][148][149]
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. [150] [151].
Trumpcare 3.0 Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says. [152]. 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”. [153][154]. 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. [155]. 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. [156][157].
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. [158][159][160]. And: Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms. Harsher punishments for low-level drug crimes. [161][162][163][164][165][166][167][168][169]. 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 [170][171] Event. And: Cape Town, South Africa. Videos [172][173] Event. And: Huge joint rolls through New York City. [174][175].

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. [176]. 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 [177]. 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. [178][179][180][181][182]. And: Medical marijuana could save Medicaid $1 billion in prescription drug costs. [183][184]. And: West Virginia becomes 29th state to legalize medical marijuana. [185][186]. 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. [187][188][189]. And: Poll: Trump, Democrats and Republicans all unpopular.

More Than Half of American Adults Have Tried Pot. [190]. Among current users: 14% Republicans, 43% Democrats, 42% independents. And: USA. Marijuana legalization support at all-time high. [191]. 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. [192][193][194]. And: Trump's Health Care Plan Could Exacerbate Opioid Epidemic, But Medical Marijuana Could Help. [195][196]. And: Former premiers and Australian police chiefs call for drug decriminalisation. [197]. 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. [198][199]. 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 [200].

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

Single-Payer Healthcare. [202]. 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. [203]. 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.
Country Life expectancy. 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
[204] [205] [206][207][208] [209] [210][211] [212]
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
US 79.3 6.5 26.4 9,451 16.9 48.3
Videos exposing Republican myths about Canadian healthcare: [213][214][215][216][217][218][219][220][221][222][223][224][225][226][227][228][229][230][231][232]

Portugal's drug decriminalization. 2.3. It is based on single-payer, universal healthcare. 2.

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See: Reagan's war on cannabis. And: Holy War on Drugs, Republican-led mass incarceration.

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 Reagan say it at 1 minute 7 seconds into this video clip narrated by Woody Harrelson.

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California yearly prison cost versus yearly Stanford cost

Bernie Sanders post. See data.

OECD countries. Health spending as share of GDP

Single-Payer in California Would Cost A Third of Current Health Care Costs Per Family. May 22, 2017. And: OECD Health Statistics 2015.

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PayPal is a simple and safe way to donate. Organizations would be wise to make it possible to donate by PayPal, because many people are uneasy about revealing their debit and credit card numbers, etc.. And they don't want to have to register and fill out forms first. Just enter the dollar amount and click the pay button. Anything else drives busy people with money away. Also, PayPal only reveals one's name and email address when donating. Donors don't feel like they are being data-mined. It would also be wise to tell donors that their name, email address, and other personal info will not be revealed, or passed on, to others without their permission.

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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.

Republicans block majority public opinion Edit

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See: Cannabis polls.
See: Cannabis and returning democracy to the USA.

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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 article.

New York City 2015 May 2

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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 Edit

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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."

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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 Edit

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Beer, booze, cigarettes, and Big Pharma

Beer, booze, cops, cigarettes, and Big Pharma. [8]

Life for pot Edit

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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

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Cannabis behind bars. Make it legal

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2013 Global Marijuana March and 4/20 Edit

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

Shoulda Robbed a Bank Edit

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.

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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 Edit

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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 Edit

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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 Edit

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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 Edit

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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.

Robots of Brixton get baked at 1 minute 43 seconds in. Check out the hookah. Youtube link.

Cannabis is more interesting than alcohol Edit

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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 [256][257].

Seshat rising Edit

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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. [9][10][11][12].

2012 Global Marijuana March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Edit

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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

For larger version of the photo and more info go here and to the template.

Pat Robertson advocates making marijuana legal Edit

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

Baked? Music videos, internet radio, and more Edit

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