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Washington state: No open cannabis containers in vehicles

By Online Staff Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 4:53 PM

Even though marijuana is now legal for adults in the state to buy, possess, or use, carrying around a baggie of buds in your car can bring a $136 ticket, reports Boise State Public Radio.

The new pot-in-cars law is modeled on Washington's longstanding open container law for alcohol. Just like you can't drive down the road with an open beer, no longer can you legally drive with an open container of marijuana or marijuana infused products.

Trooper Mark Hodgson said even a closed Ziploc bag is a violation.

"If you can open that bag and get into it and then reseal it, that's not going to meet the requirement," he said.

The requirement is that marijuana products go in the trunk or back of the vehicle where they're not accessible. The glove box doesn't count. It is OK to have marijuana or marijuana products in the passenger compartment if they're in their original package and the seal has not been broken.

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Olympia Hempfest: a high time for legal-marijuana crowd

By Online Staff Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 8:22 AM

Despite legalization of marijuana in Washington, Hempfest still embraces some of its rebellious roots, reports the Seattle Times and Associated Press.

The two-day celebration of cannabis culture kicked off Saturday with plenty of live music, pipes, clothing and more.

Although public marijuana consumption is not allowed, attendees could still whiff plenty of sweet-smelling smoke that occasionally mixed with the aroma of garlic hemp fries from the munchie booths.

Jerry Converse has run a booth called Tie-Dye Mafia "since the beginning" of Olympia Hempfest and makes all the shirts himself. Some shirts pay homage to music icons like Jerry Garcia and Bob Marley, while others put a stoner twist on familiar cartoons.

Converse was wearing a shirt that depicted classic "Flintstones" characters Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble and Dino holding fat joints while cruising in a topless Volkswagen bus beneath the words "Yabba Dabba Doobie."

"We're still thumbing our nose at the feds," said Converse, referring to marijuana's still-illegal status at the federal level. For others, cannabis is also serious business.

Attending her first Hempfest was Anne Sulton, co-owner of A Bud and Leaf, one of two recreational-marijuana retailers in Olympia. She was impressed by the peaceful crowd and said the event embodies an expression of freedom that Americans often take for granted.

"I never thought I'd see in my lifetime a black president or legal marijuana," said Sulton, who runs the store on Lilly Road with her husband, James.

The retired civil-rights attorney hopes her business can be a role model in the legal marijuana community. A Bud and Leaf's five employees earn $15 an hour and are part of the United Food and Commercial Workers union.

In addition, the Sultons may be the only African-Americans owners in the state's recreational retail business, she said.

Sulton also praised the state's strict laws and accountability system that track all legal cannabis products from seed to sale.

As someone who has advocated for legal marijuana for years, Sulton predicts an eventual domino effect for legalization in other states that could further diminish the black market's influence on the industry.

"I like the fact that the state has very tough rules," she said, noting the legitimacy that comes with those laws. "They're complex, and they should be."

One of the main attractions at Hempfest is the "medication station" sponsored by Rainier Xpress, a medical-marijuana dispensary in Olympia.

Rainier Xpress owner Patrick Seifert said he enjoys coming back to Hempfest every year to give people with proper authorization -- especially veterans -- a safe place to consume marijuana.

The dispensary also hosts a support group for veterans called Twenty22Many (pronounced "twenty-two too many"), which has a visible presence at this year's Olympia Hempfest.

The group was started in response to a Department of Veterans Affairs report that an average 22 veterans commit suicide daily because of issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

"I just love being here to help people out," Seifert said Saturday. "That's what it's all about."

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Cannabis revenue changing minds in Washington state

By Online Staff Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 6:00 AM

New Leaf Enterprises in Seattle. (Photo by David Ryder for The New York Times)

This week marks the one-year anniversary since sales of marijuana for recreational use began in Washington state, reports CNN.

In the first year, $70 million in tax revenue has been generated statewide from marijuana sales. The Washington State Liquor Control Board, which oversees the state's cannabis industry, reports that dispensaries sold more than $257 million worth of marijuana.

Chip Boyden, who owns a medical marijuana dispensary in Tucson, Arizona, jumped at the thought of expanding his marijuana business with family in Washington after the first dispensaries started to open in July 2014. Washington voters passed a law in 2012 to legalize marijuana for adults over 21.

When Boyden first opened his shop in Tucson, he said the attitude from the surrounding community was less than supportive, although the state permits medical marijuana usage. "We had people come up and say they aren't against it, but they were unsure who was going to be the demographic for our business," he said.

But in Seattle, Boyden said he noticed a difference in attitude at Hashtag recreational cannabis, a pot shop that Boyden started in April with co-owner Logan Bowers and shop manager Michael Bowers.

"We had great support. We didn't have anyone come in a get upset," Logan Bowers said.

Boyden said there's a cultural shift happening in Washington, Colorado and other states that have started to legalize marijuana use.

"The recreational market allows people, those who were interested in trying cannabis, to be able to come in and sample different flavors," he explained. "It's more like going into the store and buying a bottle of wine."

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Washington state legislature changes the cannabis tax

By The Associated Press Monday, Jun 29, 2015 6:23 AM

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state's legislature has passed a measure that that makes several changes to the state's new recreational marijuana law, ranging from changing the market's tax structure to zoning rules.

House Bill 2136 passed the Senate on a bipartisan 36-7 vote Saturday and now heads to the governor's desk.

The bill eliminates the three-tier tax structure and replacing it with a single excise tax of 37% at the point of sale. The current three-tier tax structure adds up to an effective tax of 44%.

An amendment that passed Friday removed language from the original bill that would have only allowed local bans on licensed marijuana businesses if approved by the jurisdiction's voters.

To encourage more cities and counties to allow marijuana businesses, the bill directs the state to share pot revenue with jurisdictions that do so. It would also allow them to adopt more flexible zoning for where pot grows and stores can be located.

The original bill had set the excise tax rate at 30 percent.

The passage of Initiative 502 in 2012 allowed the sale of marijuana to adults for recreational use at licensed stores, which started opening last year. Recreational businesses have complained that they're being squeezed by medical dispensaries that have proliferated in many parts of the state, providing lesser- or untaxed alternatives to licensed recreational stores. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed and Inslee signed into law a measure that regulates the state's medical marijuana system and reconciles the two markets.

Under the initiative for the recreational system, a previous three-tier excise tax system was set up to impose a 25% tax on the producer, a 25% tax on the processor and a 25% tax on the retailer, which adds up to an effective 44% tax paid by the consumer. Under the proposed measure, that structure is compressed to a single 37% tax at the point of sale at the retailer.

The 37% excise tax is one that everyone will have to pay, both medical marijuana patients and recreational users.

However, under the bill, patients who are in a registry created under another bill passed by the Legislature earlier this year would be exempt from sales tax on their purchases.

The new measure allows counties and cities to reduce the current buffer zone around businesses from the current 1,000 feet to as little as 100 feet for recreation and childcare centers, public parks or transit centers, libraries and arcades. The 1,000-foot zone would remain in place for schools. The measure also bans marijuana vending machines, marijuana clubs and drive-thrus.

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Seattle to shutter dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries

By The Associated Press Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:05 PM

New Leaf Enterprises in Seattle. Washington's medical marijuana growers have sought legislative validation for their businesses. (Photo by David Ryder for The New York Times)

SEATTLE -- With Washington state overhauling its medical marijuana law, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city is planning to shutter dozens of dispensaries.

Murray on Tuesday announced plans to require a new special business license for marijuana establishments, akin to those required for taxi operators and pawn shops. Under the mayor's plan, the businesses will be required to obtain the licenses by July 2016.

But just as the state's new medical marijuana law gives priority in licensing to dispensaries that were in operation before Jan. 1, 2013, so does Murray's proposal. Seattle officials say that by their tally, 54 of the city's 99 medical marijuana storefronts opened after that date or have been operating without a city business license.

Murray's office says those businesses won't be getting the special license and need to shut down. The rest will be allowed to remain open long enough to see if they wind up being permitted by the state.

"It is time to ensure that everyone plays by the same rules," Murray said. "We're strengthening the recreational marijuana market and creating safer, more consistent access for those who rely on medicinal products."

Earlier this year, state lawmakers passed a new medical marijuana law as they tried to reconcile the tension in the marketplace since voters in 2012 approved a measure legalizing recreational use of pot.

The proliferation of green-cross medical dispensaries had long been a concern for police and other officials who said they were a masquerade for black-market sales. Some proprietors of the new, state-licensed recreational pot businesses -- saddled with higher taxes -- called them unfair competitors.

Among the new state medical marijuana law's many provisions, it creates a voluntary registry of patients and, beginning next year, eliminates what have become in some cases large, legally dubious "collective gardens" providing cannabis to thousands of people.

Instead, those patients will be able to purchase medical-grade products at legal recreational marijuana stores that obtain an endorsement to sell medical marijuana, or they'll be able to participate in much-smaller cooperative grows, of up to just four patients.

Washington in 1998 became one of the first states to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

Topics: medical marijuana, washington state marijuana

Washington state tightens its law on medical marijuana

By The New York Times Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 9:41 PM

In this Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, photo, Cannabis City clerk Jessica Mann scans a customer's ID as she rings up a purchase of marijuana at the shop in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left the police, prosecutors and even patients confused about what was allowed, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill on Friday that attempts to clean up that largely unregulated system and to bring it in line with Washington's new recreational marijuana market.

Among the law's many provisions, it creates a voluntary registry of patients and, beginning next year, eliminates what have become in some cases large, legally dubious "collective gardens" providing cannabis to thousands of people. Instead, those patients will be able to buy medical-grade products at legal recreational marijuana stores that obtain an endorsement to sell medical marijuana, or they will be able to participate in cooperatives of up to four patients.

And those big medical marijuana gardens will be given a path to legitimacy: The state will grant priority in licensing to those who have been good proprietors.

New Leaf Enterprises in Seattle. Washington's medical marijuana growers have sought legislative validation for their businesses. (Photo by David Ryder for The New York Times)

The proliferation of medical dispensaries has long been a concern for the police and other officials who denounce them as a cover for black-market sales. Washington in 1998 became one of the first states to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes, but the initiative passed by voters did not allow commercial sales.

Medical marijuana growers repeatedly sought legislation that would validate their businesses, coming closest in 2011, when the Legislature approved a bill to create a licensing framework for medical dispensaries. But Gov. Chris Gregoire vetoed much of the measure.

This time, with the state seeking to support its nascent recreational marijuana industry after the passage of Initiative 502 in 2012, there was a financial impetus to pull the medical users into the recreational system.

Under the new law, patients who join the voluntary registry will be allowed to possess three ounces dry, 48 ounces of marijuana-infused solids, 216 ounces liquid and 21 grams of concentrates.

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Washington state legislature approves overhaul of medical marijuana market

By The Associated Press Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 5:18 PM

In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, the Space Needle towers in the background beyond a container ship anchored in Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle.

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington Legislature on Tuesday approved an overhaul of the state's medical marijuana market, sending to Gov. Jay Inslee a bill that seeks to eliminate unregulated dispensary sales now that the state's recreational market is in place.

The Senate concurred with changes made to the bill in the House last week, and then voted 41-8 to pass it out of the chamber and on to the governor for his expected signature.

After the vote, the bill's sponsor said the state could no longer wait to reconcile the medical and recreational markets.

"The reality is that we have a thriving illicit market," said Republican Sen. Ann Rivers of La Center. "It's essential that we shut that down. But it was also essential that our patients had a clean supply and an adequate supply."

Among its many provisions, Senate Bill 5052 would create a database of patients. Changes made in the House included making voluntary the patient registry that was mandatory under the original Senate version. However, unregistered patients wouldn't be allowed to possess the same amounts of marijuana or enjoy similar tax breaks that registered patients would.

Under the measure, patients who are entered into the database and hold an authorization card will be allowed to possess three times as much marijuana as is allowed under the recreational law: 3 ounces dry, 48 ounces of marijuana-infused solids, 216 ounces liquid and 21 grams of concentrates. Such a patient could also grow up to six plants at home, unless authorized to receive more by a health professional.

For someone who doesn't get an authorization card but is considered a qualified patient, the limit is the same as the recreational limit of one ounce. However, such a patient would be allowed to grow up to four plants and possess up to six ounces from those plants.

The passage of Initiative 502 in 2012 allowed the sale of marijuana to adults for recreational use at licensed stores, which started opening last summer. Recreational businesses have complained that they're being squeezed by medical dispensaries that have proliferated in many parts of the state, providing lesser- or untaxed alternatives to licensed recreational stores.

Senate Bill 5052 would crack down on collective gardens, eliminating the current collective garden structure starting July 1, 2016, but allowing four-patient "cooperatives." The cooperatives would be limited to a maximum of 60 plants, and the location of the collective would have to be registered with the state, and couldn't be within one mile of a licensed pot retailer.

But it would also provide an avenue for existing collective gardens to stay in business, by requiring the state Liquor Control Board -- which would be renamed the Liquor and Cannabis Board -- to adopt a merit-based system for granting marijuana licenses. Among the factors that could be considered are whether the applicant previously operated a collective garden, had a business license or paid business taxes.

Democratic Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle said that while she agreed that there needed to be an alignment of the two systems, she was voting no "because I need to make that point for the patients."

"I'm worried about the patients who are dependent upon the places that they know well," she said.

Another bill passed by the House last week that is awaiting action in the Senate calls for eliminating the three-tier tax structure voters approved in Initiative 502 and replacing it with a single excise tax of 30 percent at the point of sale that everyone would have to pay, both patients and recreational users. However, under that bill, patients who are in the registry and have an authorization card would be exempt from additional sales tax on their purchases.

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University of Washington study shows residents fuzzy on legalization laws

By The Associated Press Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 11:04 AM

Middle school children take turns speaking during a presentation of a new citywide effort to preventing the use of marijuana and other drugs by teens Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Seattle. More than two years after Washington legalized marijuana, community groups in Seattle are launching the campaign with support from the Seattle City Attorney's Office. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE -- A study shows that many people are apparently still not clear on the specifics of Washington's new law that legalizes marijuana.

University of Washington research, published recently in Substance Use & Misuse, found that only 57 percent of Washington parents in a small survey knew the legal age for recreational pot use. And just 63 percent knew that homegrown marijuana is illegal under the law.

The study found 71 percent of 10th graders knew the legal age, but fewer than half knew the legal limit for marijuana possession.

Data for the study -- which involved 115 low-income families of teens attending Tacoma middle schools -- was initially collected before Washington approved recreational marijuana in 2012, and then two years later during the summer of 2013.

Kevin Haggerty, a UW professor of social work, says the findings show the need for better educational outreach. Haggerty says the states legalizing marijuana need to run public information campaigns to insure people have the information they need.

Topics: marijuana legalization, washington state marijuana

Washington state house readies its version of cannabis-market overhaul

By The Associated Press Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 6:16 AM

Ashley Green trims a marijuana flower at the Pioneer Production and Processing marijuana growing facility in Arlington, Wash.

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE -- With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington's House of Representatives is preparing its own version of a pot-market overhaul, one that could cut prices at licensed recreational stores.

The measure, sponsored by Rep. Reuven Carlyle, aims to make the state's legal marijuana stores more competitive with the black market. It calls for eliminating the three-tier tax structure voters approved in Initiative 502 and replacing it with a single excise tax of 30 percent at the point of sale.

But Carlyle's bill would take effect only if the Senate's medical marijuana bill also becomes law. That's to encourage a coordinated approach to the recreational and medical systems, the Seattle Democrat said Tuesday.

"If a strong medical bill doesn't pass, my bill self-destructs," Carlyle said Tuesday. "We've got to do both, and we've got to do both right."

Washington's voters adopted a medical marijuana law in 1998. It allowed patients to grow their own or designate a caregiver to grow it for them, but the state has never had a regulated medical marijuana system. Commercial sales remain illegal except at licensed I-502 stores.

Dispensaries have nevertheless proliferated, and they have been largely tolerated by law enforcement. But pressure has been increasing to rein in the medical stores and direct recreational users into the new, heavily taxed system set up by I-502. Seattle officials say they plan enforcement actions against about two dozen medical dispensaries this month.

Many of the medical dispensaries insist that they're good actors, would welcome state oversight, already test their products for impurities, and pay taxes. But others don't, and prices at the medical shops remain lower than in legal stores.

"The legislature finds the implementation of Initiative Measure No. 502 has established a clearly disadvantaged regulated legal market with respect to prices and the ability to compete with the unregulated medical dispensary market and the illicit market," Carlyle's bill reads.

Under the measure, which faces a hearing Wednesday evening in the House Finance Committee, authorized medical marijuana patients would get a tax break: They would not have to pay the regular state sales tax, which is otherwise imposed on top of marijuana excise taxes.

To encourage more cities and counties to allow marijuana businesses, the bill would direct the state to share pot revenue with jurisdictions that do so. It would also them to adopt more flexible zoning for where pot grows and stores can be located.

Licensed pot businesses would be able to hire other companies to transport their product -- currently they have to do it themselves -- and the bill specifies that those companies would be allowed to have armed guards.

Last month, the Senate passed a bill, drafted by Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, to reconcile the medical and recreational markets. Its first hearing in the House is on Thursday.

Among its many provisions, it would create a database of patients, who would be allowed to have more marijuana than recreational users and who could grow up to six plants at home -- fewer than the 15 they're currently allowed.

The measure would crack down on collective gardens, leaving only four-patient "cooperatives" that would be limited to a maximum of 60 plants. The location of the collective would have to be registered with the state, and it couldn't be within 15 miles of a licensed pot retailer.

But it would also provide an avenue for existing collective gardens to stay in business, by requiring the state Liquor Control Board, which would be renamed the Liquor and Cannabis Board, to adopt a merit-based system for granting marijuana licenses. Among the factors that could be considered are whether the applicant previously operated a collective garden, had a business license or paid business taxes.

Rivers complimented Carlyle for his work.

"This is a huge task that he's undertaking," she said. "My colleagues on both sides of the aisle and both sides of the Rotunda recognize that we simply can't let this go."

Topics: Washington state cannabis, washington state marijuana

Washington pot shops off limits to military members

By The Associated Press Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 5:53 PM

Seattle area's recreational marijuana retail store, Herbal Nation, opened to lines of customers Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Bothell, Wash. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Jordan Stead)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Dozens of recreational marijuana businesses in Washington state have been sent letters from the military saying the shops are off limits to all members of the armed forces, an official said Tuesday.

The letters, dated Jan. 21, say military personnel will be indefinitely prohibited from entering such a business unless its owner agrees to stop selling substances similar to marijuana.

A total of 86 letters have been sent to businesses with licenses to sell recreational marijuana under voter-approved Initiative 502, said Joe Kubistek, a spokesman for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

"Despite the passage of Initiative 502, the use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of marijuana remains illegal for all service members, at all times and locations," Kubistek said in an email.

Hilary Bricken, a Seattle attorney, said two of the marijuana businesses she represents had received the letters. She said the shops have no responsibility to inquire about the military status of their customers, but noted that some operators were concerned about repercussions if they don't respond.

"The Army is totally powerless to do anything to these businesses, but that doesn't stop my clients from freaking out," she said.

Kubistek stressed that letter is a courtesy notification to the businesses, not a demand.

The letter states that shops have 30 days to present evidence to the Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board at Joint Base Lewis-McChord -- which oversees military personnel in the region -- that the businesses agree to stop selling the substances to military personnel.

However, Kubistek noted that the letters are similar to ones the military is required to send to any businesses deemed to be harmful to members of the military, and that the onus is on military members to know they should not to go there, not for shops to be required to determine whether their customers are military or not.

A list of off-limit businesses on the base's website range from a payday lending office in Bremerton to a nightclub in Federal Way.

Kubistek said notification letters are sent to businesses when the board determines that certain conditions exist involving such things as drugs, prostitution, discriminatory practices, or liquor violations like serving people who are underage.

"The intention of that notice or timeframe is to give them the opportunity to rebut the off-limits designation, if they want to," Kubistek said during a phone interview.

The same protocol exists for pot shops because marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

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 drug of abuse

illegal drugs
[news] [concept]

cannabis  
 drugs 95%
[news] [concept]
various drugs  
 drug law
[news] [concept]
"marijuana law"7History of United States drug pr...
 reform referenda
[news] [concept]
fl amendment 2 2014 or measure 91 2014 nawa 2012  
 Amendment 2 (Florida)

fl amendment 2 2014 80%
[news] [concept]

"amendment 2"1ballotpedia.org/Florida Right to...
mpp.org/states/florida/
unitedforcare.org/
 Measure 91 (Oregon)

or measure 91 2014 80%
[news] [concept]

"Measure 91"1ballotpedia.org/Oregon Legalized...
mpp.org/states/oregon/measure-91...
voteyeson91.com/the-initiative/
 nawa 2012
[news] [concept]
"I-502" "Initiative 502"9newapproachwa.org/
 compassion club

compassion club
[news] [concept]

"marijuana clubs" "marijuana dispensary" "marijuana dispensaries" "dispensary" "dispensaries"22 
prohibition_agency : various drug prohibition and propaganda agencies and police; tax-supported entities dependent on continuing prohibitiongovernment drug warrior

prohibition agency 75%
[news] [concept]

"police" "Trooper" "law enforcement" "military" "prosecutors" drug dog19Drug Enforcement Administration
drugwarfacts.org/military.htm
trac.syr.edu/tracdea/
dare.procon.org
The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal
https://www.google.com/search?q=...
 drug detecting canine

drug dog 75%
[news] [concept]

"police dogs"1Sniffer dogs get it wrong four out of five times (2011)
mapinc.org/find?237
lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/laredo-...
Clever Hans
 legalization
[news] [concept]
"legalizing marijuana" "legalized marijuana" "legalize marijuana" "marijuana legalization" "legalization of marijuana" "legalization" "legalize" "legalized" "legalizes" "legitimacy"24mapinc.org/decrim.htm
 psychoactive chemical

chemicals 85%
[news] [concept]

alcohol erowid.org/chemicals/chemicals.s...
 psychoactive plant

plants
[news] [concept]

cannabis erowid.org/plants/plants.shtml
 intoxicant
[news] [concept]
cannabis  
 depressant intoxicant 85%
[news] [concept]
alcohol  
 hemp
[news] [concept]
"hemp"1mapinc.org/hemp.htm
drugwarfacts.org/hemp.htm
medical_cannabis : cannabis for medical usemedical cannabis
[news] [concept]
"marijuana for medical purposes" "Medical Marijuana" "marijuana for medical" "patients. And those big medical marijuana" "marijuana patients" "marijuana law in 1998. It allowed patients" "Medical Marijuana washington state marijuana" "Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana" "medical purposes. Topics: medical marijuana" "medical marijuana Tags California marijuana" "medical marijuana Maine marijuana marijuana" "medical marijuana Michigan marijuana" "medical marijuana Missouri marijuana" "marijuana Archives - Medical" "marijuana Archives - Medical Marijuana Medical" "marijuana. Chip Boyden, who owns a medical" "marijuana for medical purposes. Topics: medical" "marijuana Florida medical" "marijuana Illinois marijuana Illinois medical" "marijuana Massachusetts marijuana medical" "marijuana minnesota marijuana Minnesota medical" compassion club57medicalmarijuanaprocon.org/
drugwarfacts.org/medicalm.htm
mapinc.org/mmj.htm
mapinc.org/find?253
Cannabis Treats Anxiety, Depression And Activates Pathways That Regulate Emotional Behavior (2014)
The Flower (video cartoon)
 alcohol 85%
[news] [concept]
"Liquor" "alcohol" "beer" "wine"9Stanton Peele Addiction Web Site
drugwarfacts.org/alcohol.htm
Pot Threatens Booze Profits
cannabis : cannabis (marijuana) product or usecannabis
[news] [concept]
"marijuana" "marijuana-infused" "cannabis" "cannabis-market" "pot" "pot-in-cars" "pot-market" "CBD" medical cannabis hemp cannabis industry cannabis cuisine cannabis festival181Cannabis: Religious and Spiritual Uses
Cannabis-Driving Studies
MAPInc.org Cannabis Link DB
medicalmarijuanaprocon.org
cannabisculture.com
Schaffer Library: Marijuana
drugwarfacts.org/marijuan.htm
mapinc.org/pot.htm
U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)
 cannabis cuisine 95%
[news] [concept]
"marijuana edibles"1google.com/search?q=cannabis+cui...
 cannabis festival 60%
[news] [concept]
hempfest  
 cannabis industry 85%
[news] [concept]
"marijuana industry" "cannabis industry" "marijuana business" "marijuana businesses" "pot businesses" "marijuana use. "The recreational market" "marijuana law, ranging from changing the market" "marijuana system and reconciles the two markets" "marijuana market" "cannabis-market"19https://www.newcannabisventures....
google.com/search?q=industry+can...
 various drugs 95%
[news] [concept]
"drugs"4 
 hempfest 60%
[news] [concept]
"Hempfest"7hempfest.org/
 youth 80%
[news] [concept]
propaganda theme5 ssdp.org/
mapinc.org/youth.htm
 school
[news] [concept]
"schools" "school" "University"5ssdp.org/
 legalism 65%
[news] [concept]
"illegal under federal law" "illegal status at the federal" "illegal under federal"3biblehub.com/daniel/6-8.htm
bastiat.org/en/the law.html
The Book of Lord Shang
Legalism (Chinese philosophy)
Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime (2013)
Yes, YOU are a Criminal...You Just Don't Know It Yet (2013)
usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/...
Three Felonies a Day
You're a Criminal in a Mass Surveillance World (2015)
thetruthaboutthelaw.com/there-is...
 aggrandizing government

aggrandizement
[news] [concept]

"officials" "official" "authorization" "authorized"11Statism: the Most Dangerous Religion (2014 video)
What is Statism?
Conservapedia: Statism
Wikipedia: Statolatry
lewrockwell.com/2014/07/thomas-d...
Bought Priesthood
Worship of the U. S. Government (2011)
Bureaucratic Thrust
Tyranny of Experts
The Threat of Authority (2012)
The Media As Enablers of Government Lies
The Statist Mindset (Jacob Hornberger, 2011)
Thinking Critically about Experts and Authority
'Scientific' evidence for FDA-approved drugs isn't so scientific, it turns out (2014)
The Intellectual Gravy Train (2015)
 mainstream (controlled) media

msm
[news] [concept]

mockingbird Mainstream Media
whowhatwhy.org/2014/04/09/media-...
archive.lewrockwell.com/orig14/a...
Michael Levine, Mainstream Media: The Drug War Shills
beforeitsnews.com/alternative/20...
Mainstream Media: The Most Significant Threat To Freedom
msm.rt.com/
sputniknews.com/europe/20160225/...
 Mockingbird / Wurlitzer; US intel-controlled media

mockingbird
[news] [concept]

"New York Times" assoc press4Operation Mockingbird - Mighty Wurlitzer
carlbernstein.com/magazine cia a...
US Media Conceals News (2013)
Two of the Largest American Newspapers Opine in Favor of Allowing States to Legalize Marijuana (2012)
reuters.com/article/2014/07/27/u...
https://web.archive.org/web/2013...
Propaganda 101: Operation Mockingbird Continues (2015)
 assoc press
[news] [concept]
"Associated Press" "AP"12carlbernstein.com/magazine cia a...
Associated Press (AP) - Mockingbird / Wurlitzer

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    assoc_press concept - AP - Associated Press - long linked with "Mighty Wurlitzer" intel ops like, "Operation Mockingbird"
    mockingbird concept - documented US intel controlled media: newspapers, tv, radio - various press associated with known intel ops such as, "Operation Mockingbird", "Mighty Wurlitzer", etc.
    msm concept - mainstream media - corporate, government controlled press: newspaper, tv, radio, websites; press associated with known intel ops such as, "Operation Mockingbird", "Mighty Wurlitzer", Tavistock Institute, etc.
    aggrandizement concept - terms of aggrandizement (of government)
    legalism concept - unreasonable, abusive elevation of laws, government secrecy, rulers
    school concept
    youth concept
    hempfest concept - annual hempfest celebration
    various_drugs concept - general terms for drugs
    cannabis_industry concept - cannabis industry - (emerging) marijuana, cannabis industries; marijuana businesses; stock market marijuana plays; pot venture capital
    cannabis_festival concept - a festive celebration of cannabis
    cannabis_cuisine concept - cannabis edibles
    cannabis concept - cannabis (marijuana) product or use
    cannabis
    alcohol concept - ethyl alcohol for intoxication
    medical_cannabis concept - cannabis for medical use
    medical_cannabis
    hemp concept - industrial hemp (for food, fuel, fiber, etc.)
    depressant_intoxicant concept
    intoxicant concept
    plants concept - Plants listed in this section are those which have been used by humans for their mind- or emotion-altering properties.
    chemicals concept - Psychoactive Chemicals are chemicals which have mind- or emotion-altering properties.
    legalization concept - drug decrim. or legalisaton
    drug_dog concept - canine used to detect illegal drugs
    prohibition_agency concept - various drug prohibition and propaganda agencies and police; tax-supported entities dependent on continuing prohibition
    prohibition_agency
    compassion_club concept - organization that legally distributes medical cannabis to doctor-approved patients
    nawa_2012 concept - New Approach Washington
    or_measure_91_2014 concept - Oregon Legalized Marijuana Initiative, Measure 91 (2014)
    fl_amendment_2_2014 concept - Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, Amendment 2 (2014)
    reform_referenda concept
    drug_law concept
    drugs concept
    illegal_drugs concept - drugs of abuse, so-called
    propaganda_theme8 concept
    propaganda_theme8
    dissent_silenced concept - drug war propaganda theme: dissent silenced
    propaganda_theme7 concept - drug war propaganda theme: total prohibiton or access
    propaganda_theme7
    propaganda_theme5 concept - drug war propaganda theme: children corrupted by drugs
    propaganda_theme5
    propaganda_theme4 concept - drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse, gateway
    propaganda_theme4
    use_is_abuse concept - drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse
    propaganda_theme3 concept - drug war propaganda theme: survival of society
    propaganda_theme3
    propaganda_theme2 concept - drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugs
    propaganda_theme2
    propaganda_theme1 concept - drug war propaganda theme: hated groups
    propaganda_theme1
    explicit_propaganda concept - an explicit drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, system, or program
    explicit_propaganda
    drugwar_propaganda concept - a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or theme
    drugwar_propaganda
    drug_related concept - related to illegal drugs and prohibition