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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:26 am 
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I pretty much gave up pot in the mid ‘80’s when I was about 25. It used to make me paranoid and I was also just starting a career where drug testing was a possibility. Over time I’d occasionally take a puff or two every few years and that would remind me why I quit in the first place - paranoia. Last year after I got diagnosed with cancer and started chemotherapy I decided to try it again. It’s been very helpful for the nausea that goes along with the chemo and no paranoia now either. They prescribed me pills to fight the nausea but they don’t work. If you or anyone you know finds yourself in the unfortunate situation of having to undergo chemo I wholeheartedly endorse cannabis to improve the quality of life. I have people that will give me backyard pot but I like going to dispensaries and getting the gourmet stuff. I just got back from the coast (Mendocino County in Northern California) and spent $100 for an amount that might last me half a year or more the way I smoke it.

Glad to hear you've found something that helps, and my sympathies for what you're going through with your illness. One of the great things about legalization is that now instead of having to settle for whatever may be presented to you, you have a choice! Much of the paranoia effects that many experience is do to the certain effects of a particular strain. Cannabis is so diverse that there are multiple choices for different kinds of effects, one cannabis experience my not be even close to the other. Indicas tend to lean toward a more sleepy calming effect, while sativas tend to be more stimulating and uplifting, and CBD has very little psychoactive effect at all. Even within this there are many other factors that come into play for effect. I'm not sure if you know about RSO, but if you are interested in consuming cannabis rather than smoking it IMO there is no better way to go. Some claim that this stuff is nothing short of a miracle and was even developed to help treat cancer. Stay strong sir!
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Thanks. I got an indica, a sativa, and a hybrid and use them according to what time of day I feel like partaking.


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Thanks. I got an indica, a sativa, and a hybrid and use them according to what time of day I feel like partaking.
Although, I don't have cancer, that's my regimen, too. Sativa in the morning, hybrid during the afternoon, and indica at night. 8)

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Our government has confirmed there will be a referendum on personal cannabis use and euthanasia at our upcoming 2020 general election.....

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Scientists discovered a weed compound that may be 30 times more powerful than THC

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Cannabis and coronavirus: Here’s what you need to know
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March 2, 2020

https://www.leafly.com/news/health/cannabis-coronavirus-covid-19-facts

The global concern over the coronavirus known as COVID-19 has many people taking precautions against contracting the virus. Here’s what we know about cannabis and this novel coronavirus.

How cannabis users can stay healthy around coronavirus

Stop sharing joints, blunts, and bongs while coronavirus is spreading

The puff-and-pass customs surrounding cannabis are among the greatest pleasures of the plant. But passing around a joint is is a good way to spread any virus, including COVID-19. For now, stick to your own supply and offer a friendly elbow bump.

Wash your hands frequently

We can’t emphasize this enough. Thorough handwashing really, really, really does help prevent transmission of coronavirus, as well as other ailments. Before you sit down for a session or dig into some munchies, make sure to wash your hands for a count of 20 seconds. That’s as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday to You”—or the first chorus of Sublime’s “Smoke Two Joints.” Just saying.

Don’t buy into unproven coronavirus remedies

Given the general hype around CBD, expect to hear outlandish claims about its effect on coronavirus, most likely spread via social media. These claims are not true. There is no solid research on CBD and coronavirus.

Be cautious with cannabis around COVID-19

Smoking weed when you’re down with a virus: Not such a great idea. Leafly’s article Cannabis for colds and flu? Here’s what the experts say has a lot of helpful advice about integrating cannabis (or not) into the treatment and recovery from a normal flu. Yes, THC and CBD have pain-relieving, sleep-inducing, and anti-inflammatory properties.

But inhaling hot smoke is the last thing your lungs need when fighting a cold or flu. Do your research before medicating.

Take precautions about physical contact with others

Stop shaking hands. A wave or friendly verbal greeting helps everyone. You don’t need to lock yourself in a panic room, but do consider your interactions with other people and with public surfaces when out and about.

Leave the face masks for ill patients and healthcare providers

The CDC and other health agencies are clear on this: Masks are meant to prevent already infected patients from spreading the virus, and to protect healthcare professionals working in high-risk environments. Frequent handwashing is far more effective than wearing a mask.

Be aware of COVID-19 symptoms

Don’t jam up the emergency room if it’s just a common cold, but get yourself tested if you fit the criteria for COVID-19 symptoms. Those include:

Fever
Cough
Shortness of breath
Have been in contact with a COVID-19 patient, or traveled recently to an area with ongoing spread.

Note: The definition of “area with ongoing spread” changes practically by the hour, and this item on the symptom list is becoming less important as the virus is recognized as extant in local communities.

Have a self-quarantine plan
At this point we’re talking about a spectrum, from choosing a work-at-home option (if you’re fortunate enough to have that choice) to a full-on home quarantine. The CDC has a page of recommendations for those who stay home with a suspected case of COVID-19.

Are bong condoms really a thing?

Absolutely! Get yourself one of these fun devices. One of our in-house experts suggests this $8 silicone rubber mouthpiece from Dabbing Warehouse, an embarrassingly shaped device that fits over the mouth of a bong or dab rig for hygienic inhaling.

Others prefer the $15.99 silicone MouthPeace from Mooselabs, which uses activated carbon filters.
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Another suggestion: Pax Era mouthpiece covers can be had for $4.30 a pop from Delta 3D Studios. Use an X-Acto knife to cut a hole in the closed end and you’ve got yourself a personal lip caddy.

Note: Most viral transmission happens via the hands, so while you’re being so clever with your lips you should watch your fingers, which are holding a bong or vape that many others have just recently held as well. Just saying.

Will this affect cannabis product supplies?

Because all legal cannabis products are produced within the state in which they’re sold, industry experts aren’t expecting a shortage of actual cannabis due to import slowdowns.

That’s not to say there won’t be shortages or supply interruptions in certain products. Most vape batteries and wholesale vape cartridges are manufactured in China. Those supply chains have already seen slowdowns and interruptions due to quarantines impacting the Chinese manufacturing sector.

The US imports about 30 million Chinese vape pens and cartridges every month. Most shipments stopped due to the annual Chinese New Year shutdown in mid-January and haven’t fully resumed due to the coronavirus.

“A supply pinch is coming in weeks and will persist for months,” says Dan Fung, CEO of American Made Vapes. “Prices will rise. Shortages of packaging and vape pens could occur.”

Much of the packaging materials utilized by cannabis companies is also manufactured in China, so a slowdown in those materials may result in a slowdown in stateside production.

The development of new cannabis-related products may be slowed as well, as designers and manufacturers can’t rely on a steady supply of wholesale products and materials from China right now.

Will this affect 4/20 events?

The likely answer is yes. Organizers of 4/20 celebrations, which are now less than six weeks away, are already considering how a wider outbreak of COVID-19 could impact their events.

One cannabis store manager told Leafly he was putting a food truck ordered for 4/20 on hold because of health concerns. 4/20 festivals were already changing and evolving due to the expansion of legalization. The coronavirus outbreak may further accelerate that change in ways that are hard to predict right now.

What about legalization campaigns?

If COVID-19 spreads to more American cities, we may see more cancellations of larger events, gatherings, and festivals. Larger-scale shopping malls and commercial districts may see a downturn in pedestrian traffic. That may affect the ability of signature gatherers to bank enough names to qualify legalization initiatives by a given deadline.
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World's largest cannabis company is closing down greenhouses and laying off hundreds

Shares of Canopy Growth fell nearly 2% in after-hours trading.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/04/business/canopy-growth-cannabis-production-closures-layoffs/index.html

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Tears and anger as special votes fail to flip narrow cannabis referendum loss
Laura Wiltshire and Joel MacManus·20:00, 6th of November, 2020.

Despite hopes among the Yes campaign, special votes failed to flip the results of the cannabis referendum.

Recreational cannabis will remain illegal, with 50.7 per cent voting “no” and 48.4 per cent voting “yes”.

With the final tally of about 500,000 special votes released on Friday, a total of 50.7 per cent of people voted against the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, making the vote much closer than the 53 per cent against on the first count.

Preliminary results released a week earlier showed 53.1 per cent of votes against the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, and 46.1 per cent in support.

Devastation and anger at emotional results party

There was a hushed silence and a nervous inhale of breath in the office of the NZ Drug Foundation.

The crowd in the room knew that the Yes vote needed to close a seven-point margin based on the special votes. It was a long shot, but there was a sense of optimism.

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There was nervous energy at the NZ Drug Foundation office as supporters waited for the final results of the cannabis referendum.

As the clock hit 2pm and the results screen refreshed, it was clear it wasn’t enough. The margin has narrowed significantly, but they had fallen short.

Fiona Hutton, a criminologist at Victoria University, was in tears as the final result came through.

Through her academic career and earlier work in harm reduction, she had been closely involved with people suffering from drug addiction, homelessness, and criminal convictions.

“It just makes me feel sad for those people,” she said.

She quietly embraced her student and prisoner rights activist Awatea Mita as they read and processed the results.

Hutton said she was “gutted” but optimistic that the fight for drug reform would continue.

No campaign celebrates, wants further medicinal reforms

Say Nope to Dope spokesperson Aaron Ironside said the group was pleased, and relieved, with the result.

Despite their opposition to recreational cannabis, the group was backing further reforms for medicinal users.

“I think the reason that the no vote has won is enough New Zealanders believe enough reform has occurred with medicinal cannabis being legal, although that law obviously needs to be improved, and a change to the Misuse of Drugs Act. I think really this is a vote which says this is enough change for now.”

He felt medicinal cannabis needs to be made available to people who were sick and suffering.

“We think a no vote forces the Government to fix a broken law, rather than to try to overlook the weakness of that law by bringing in legalisation.”

Advocates won’t give up fight

“We ain’t giving up,” was the war cry from Stephen Blyth, the NZ Drug Foundation’s communications manager.

“Based on the result we’ve seen, drug law reform is firmly on the agenda and it’s not going to go away.”

NZ Drug Foundation policy manager Kali Mercier said although it was still a loss, a two-point loss sent a very different message than a seven-point loss.

“Absolutely this is more of a mandate, there’s no doubt in my mind,” Mercier said. “That’s a clear mandate for some kind of change.”

Polling by the foundation in 2017 had found just 28 per cent of New Zealanders supported legalisation of cannabis. The fact that the referendum had been so close was evidence of just how far New Zealanders had shifted their views.

Mercer said the foundation had not decided its next strategy, but would likely pursue some form of decriminalisation or a reform of the Misuse of Drugs Act within the next parliamentary term.

Green party MP and vocal supporter Chloe Swarbrick said, despite the result, she was glad to have sparked a conversation about the need for fit-for-purpose drug laws in New Zealand.

“As a country we’ve come so far in understanding the need to reduce the harm of drugs by bringing them out of the shadows."

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced after the election that she had voted “yes” in the referendum, but said today there would be no attempt by Labour to legalise or decriminalise cannabis in light of the referendum result.

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Recreational cannabis remains illegal in New Zealand, with 50.7 per cent of New Zealanders voting “no” in the referendum.

The Covid-19 pandemic had not deterred people from voting, chief electoral officer Alicia Wright said, with 2.9 million people casting a ballot.

It was the highest turnout for an election since 1999, with 82.2 per cent of enrolled voters having their say. The final enrolment rate, at 94.1 per cent, was the highest it has been since 2008.

“This was not a typical election, there were two referendums, another big increase in early voting, and for the first time people could enrol to vote on election day.”

Votes counted on election night had been recounted with the special votes, which includes mail-in and overseas votes, and votes cast by people who voted in a different electorate to the one they are enrolled in.

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MORE Act: House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

By Kelly Hayes
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https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/house-to-take-historic-vote-on-decriminalizing-marijuana-at-federal-level

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a piece of historic legislation that would federally decriminalize marijuana, provide various forms of relief to nonviolent federal marijuana convictions, and reinvest in communities hit hardest by the war on drugs.

On Friday, the Democratic-controlled House voted 228-164 to pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act. The federal cannabis reform bill is the first of its kind in either chamber of Congress.

If signed into U.S. law, the MORE Act would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level but would not directly alter the status of cannabis under state law.

Supporters expected the legislation to pass in the House, but the Senate wasn’t expected to take up the bill soon. Still, many advocates said passage in the House sends a symbolic message.

“The passage of the MORE Act is a critical first step in ending marijuana prohibition and empowering our nation’s health experts to advance an evidence-based, public health-focused approach to American drug policy,” the Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit dedicated to drug policy and criminal justice reform, said in a statement.

At the federal level, cannabis remains a Schedule I drug — along with other substances like Heroin, LSD and ecstasy. But Americans are increasingly embracing marijuana across party lines.

A Gallup Poll released last month indicated that 68% are in favor of legalizing marijuana — double the approval rate in 2003.

In November, voters approved a series of cannabis ballot measures in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, South Dakota and Mississippi. Marijuana will now be legalized for adult use in 15 states and medical use in 36 states.

“This gets the government out of the prohibition business and incentives states to move to legalization as many already have,” said NORML, a nonprofit working to reform marijuana laws since 1970.

The MORE Act would also provide reinvestment in certain communities negatively impacted by the war on drugs, funded by a 5% tax on cannabis products, and enable Small Business Administration funding for eligible cannabis-related businesses.

Additionally, the legislation would mandate a process to expunge convictions and conduct sentencing review hearings related to federal cannabis offenses.

“One of the biggest winners of the 2020 election was cannabis reform,” said U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Barbara Lee, D-Calif., co-sponsors of the MORE Act and chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.

“Americans in five very different states voted overwhelmingly to liberalize their cannabis policies, and it is clearer than ever that the American people are demanding a change to outdated cannabis laws,” they added.

Lee and Blumenauer wrote a joint letter to Congress last month, highlighting the "critical issue of racial justice, and the failed war on drugs that has devastated communities of color, especially Black and Brown communities."

“We can no longer ignore our duty to repair the damage that this harmful form of systemic racism has done,” they wrote.

This story was reported from Cincinnati.

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