Tag Archives: CANNABIS
CANNABIS: “House GOP Denies Sick Veterans Medical Maríjüana” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮
CANNABIS: “Trump Administration Coming for Your Weed” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian ☮
A massive federal crackdown on marijuana may be coming. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. What you can do to take part in solving the climate crisis. Use your choice, use your voice, use your vote. https://inconvenientsequel.tumblr.com…
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made no secret of his feelings about marijuana legalization. Now he may be poised to kill the buzz of pot enthusiasts—legal and otherwise.
The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety is expected to issue a report next week that advocates believe will link cannabis use to violent crime, and will call for tougher sentences for growers, sellers and users.
An April memo from Sessions signaled tougher enforcement is on the way. In it, he wrote, “Task Force subcommittees will also undertake a review of existing policies in the areas of charging, sentencing, and marijuana to ensure consistency with the Department’s overall strategy on reducing violent crime and with Administration goals and priorities.”
CANNABIS: “Uruguay Makes History!” ☮
Uruguay made history by becoming the first nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana and the country begins retail sales today! Read this great piece with quotes from DPA’s Hannah Hetzer in The New York Times today here.
CANNABIS: “Jeff Sessions Trying to Crack Down on Medical Marijuana” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮
CANNABIS: “Caffine vs. Marijuana” ☮
CANNABIS: “Vermont’s Legislature Voted to Legalize W-E-E-D!” / The Humanist Report / Mike Figueredo ☮
The state of Vermont delivered some good news to us! Their legislature passed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana. Although their Republican Governor is a self-proclaimed “marijuana skeptic” and may veto it, the passage of the bill is a victory in and of itself seeing that it marks the first time recreational marijuana has passed legislatively.
CANNABIS: “Carl Sagan Smoked Weed Like ‘Others Drink Wine'” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮
CANNABIS: “Jeff Sessions ‘Surprised’ Americans Aren’t Buying His Anti-Maríjuana Hysteria” / The Humanist Report / Mike Figueredo ☮
Jeff Sessions recently indicated that he would not crack down on states that have legalized recreational marijuana because the Justice Department doesn’t have the resources needed to do so. Nonetheless, he’s been averse to legalization, and has repeatedly stated that he believes it’s dangerous. He recently found out, however, that Americans aren’t buying into his reefer madness, and he was “surprised” by this. Seriously, Jeff?
CANNABIS: “Marijuana” / Bill Hicks ☮
William Melvin “Bill” Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy. He criticized consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity, and banality within the media and popular culture, which he characterized as oppressive tools of the ruling class that keep people “stupid and apathetic”
At the age of 16, while still in high school, he began performing at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas. During the 1980s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances; but it was in the UK that he amassed a significant fan base, filling large venues during his 1991 tour. He also achieved a modicum of recognition as a guitarist and songwriter.
Hicks died of pancreatic cancer on February 26, 1994 in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 32. In subsequent years – in particular after a series of posthumous album releases – his work gained a significant measure of acclaim in creative circles, and he developed a substantial cult following. In 2007, he was voted the fourth greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups, and he maintained that ranking on the 2010 list.