Overtoke TV News for 09-04-2018

“Road Trip” – Gabriel Iglesias- (From Hot & Fluffy comedy special)

Radical Acts: The Art of Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin was from a quick-witted family where you had to be on stage to get a word in at the dinner table. Cheech remembers South Central as being easier for him, racially, in a Biography Channel documentary about his life. Father Oscar respected his adult son’s right to make the decision for himself, and Cheech was later granted immunity from federal prosecution and returned to LA. The dope comedy and films of Cheech and Chong that rode a rocket to fame in the 1960s and ’70s, by the 1980s, had played out. Knowing this helps put what would come later into perspective, as Cheech relied on his analytical mind, rapid-fire consciousness, and spirit of personal revolution, to re-find his audience and step from being a performer in a role to that of a guide and leader amidst a complex social and cultural environment. 

Born in East LA, is a parable about immigration that nails our current discourse and policies because that’s what Cheech saw around him. It is this inequity that sparked a response from the largest and, as Cheech says, wealthiest generation. Cheech came into the studio at High Times Magazine to be interviewed by David Burkart on a variety of topics. These short video clips provide an insightful understanding of the thought process of Cheech Marin, the man, and the artist, though the art of his own making. Cheech Marin, the artist, teaches us more radical acts, remaining faithful to the craft, and to the inner journey, from a time when many, not just a few, were shot down cold in the streets. 

Here we might see in the same frame, Cheech’s escape from stereotypes, labels, typecasting, racial conflicts, cultural restraints, political myopia, the country as a whole, the fog of war, stoner roles, the cops, and finally, as understood through his works and time. Cheech Marin’s cultural legacy is to be included. It may be reviewed and enjoyed through his personal collection and long embrace of Chicano art, documenting the cultural perspective of Americans as a movement and as peoples, at The Cheech Marin Center of the Riverside Art Museum. 

Keywords: [“Cheech”,”Marin”,”time”]
Source: http://www.marijuanadrugfacts.com/marijuana-facts/radical-acts-the-art-of…

How much marijuana can you possess in Massachusetts? Here are the restrictions.

After the passage of a November ballot measure, recreational marijuana is now legal in Massachusetts. While state lawmakers voted to delay the opening of recreational marijuana stores until June 2018 – which still makes it technically illegal to sell marijuana – possessing, consuming and growing marijuana is now allowed under state law. Here’s what you need to know about the law’s limitations, as specified in the text of the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, before enjoying the benefits of the new law. According to the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, it is now legal for residents aged 21 and over to possess, use, purchase, process and manufacture up to one ounce of marijuana. Residents, the law states, can possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana in their personal residence; however, any amount over one ounce must be secured by a lock. 

The law also allows residents to assist other adults over the age of 21 with marijuana purchase, manufacture, use or possession, and also makes it legal for a Massachusetts resident to give away or transfer up to one ounce of marijuana to another adult. Once Massachusetts residents have their legal marijuana there are some restrictions on where they can use it. The law also specifies that individuals cannot consume or hold marijuana and marijuana accessories on public or private school property where children attend preschool, kindergarten or grades 1-12, or on the property of a correctional facility. The law also has strict restrictions on marijuana usage and motor vehicles. Massachusetts cannabis enthusiasts who choose to grow their own plants will also face restrictions under the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. 

Residents can have up to six marijuana plants for personal use at their primary residence, the law dictates, but a household cannot grow more than 12 total marijuana plants at once. In total, residents may possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana and any marijuana that is cultivated by the plants on their premises at their primary residence. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”law”,”any”]
Source: https://mic.com/articles/165415/how-much-marijuana-can-you-possess…

Marijuana businesses to go before Planning Board

FITCHBURG – Five marijuana businesses looking for approval to sell, cultivate, or process in the city will go before the Planning Board Tuesday night. The public hearings will take place at 6 p.m. at the Fitchburg Fire Department headquarters community room at 33 North St. Existing medical dispensaries Revolutionary Clinics on Oakhill Road and Garden Remedies on Airport Road are seeking site plan review to cultivate and process recreational marijuana. It has one floor to grow medical marijuana and another with a commercial kitchen to manufacture marijuana products. 

The company went before the Planning Board a few weeks ago to receive approval to grow on the upper floors of its industrial space, O’Hara said. Garden Remedies has been producing medical marijuana in the city since 2016. He said it received board approval before the city had a medical marijuana ordinance. The board will also consider special permits and site plan review for Colonial Cannabis to open an adult-use retail store on Water Street and medical cultivation and processing businesses for Cypress Tree Management on Westminster Street and Native Sun Wellness on Industrial Road. Special permit approval requires a two-thirds vote from the board, O’Hara said. 

Boston-based Cypress Tree Management has plans for a nearly 50,000 square-foot facility at 431 Westminster St., he said. If the businesses receive approval from the Planning Board, O’Hara said, they will be able to move forward with building plans. To open, the businesses will need certification or licensing from the state Department of Public Health for medical marijuana or the Cannabis Control Commission for the sale of recreational marijuana. O’Hara said the Planning Board has already reviewed and approved at least six applicants with marijuana businesses. Applicants have told him that Fitchburg seems to be a good place for the marijuana business. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”plan”,”Board”]
Source: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_32082059

Overtoke TV News for 06-10-2018

Jared Ewy Comedy: Balding and Marijuana…oh and Mickeys

Podcast: Bill Nye sciences the heck out of marijuana for Netflix

Venerable entertainer and mechanical engineer Bill Nye – famous for his schtick as ‘the science guy’ – returns to Netflix Dec. 29 for season two of his Emmy-nominated series Bill Nye Saves the World. The season debuts with an episode centered around marijuana. I also didn’t really know the history of marijuana becoming schedule 1 and I didn’t really know how the medical profession feels about marijuana. People use marijuana for everything medically and there’s questions about how it affects you when you’re young, like drinking like alcohol. So we investigated this and the upshot is if anybody tells you he knows all about marijuana and how it works he really doesn’t. 

You would buy and sell the marijuana species as the reefer of the realm. There’s no question that men’s sperm is affected by marijuana smoking. I will say also as a taxpayer and voter I hope it doesn’t become so readily accepted that people smoke all the time the way they used to smoke cigarettes and the smell of marijuana smoke is in everything the way it used to be when I was growing up. It’s not detectable in your blood whereas marijuana is in your blood apparently for two weeks at least. In California, there’s marijuana dispensaries everywhere. 

We’re passing laws or not passing laws because of presumptions and assumptions about marijuana – some of which have just got to be wrong. Whereas marijuana laws are passed because of certainty about the science of marijuana. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”cannabis”,”science”]
Source: http://www.greenstate.com/culture/bill-nye-interview-netflix-season-two

mi amor, porque te vas – dj hatfield

It turned out that the song the faki mentioned was not an uruguayan song after all, but one that had shared meaning in the context of the relationships that formed in port. True to form, he can weave the hook into an evening of ‘amis songs as he plays Am until dawn. Once one sings the hook, more than a few other people will recognize it, this song about a boat leaving uruguay. He sings part of the song as he remembers the lyrics, the words about a boat leaving. Curious about the song, i later discover that the song as he sings it is a parody of an internationally popular song with spanish, french, and english language versions. 

The song was first performed by jeanette, a singer active in spain in the mid-1970s. The song became popular in 1976 because of its appearance in a critically acclaimed film. Because w faki never mentions that the song circulated on the radio or on recordings-odd, because he does talk about listening to vinyl records and consuming music in live music venues in capetown-he is likely only to have heard it performed live in uruguay. The musical form is compelling, but the song circulated among ‘amis musicians in the context of the far ocean fishing trade. Today, it still signals the cosmopolitan outlook of men who took to the boats. 

As the faki plays the song, he tells me about performing at a club in capetown. A sonic trace of his travels, it also indicates the circuits in which ‘amis musicians absorbed latin musics. 

Keywords: [“song”,”boat”,”leave”]
Source: http://djhatfield.com/blog/2015/01/13/mi-amor-porque-te-vas

Governor Deal: No medical marijuana for AIDS patients

State Rep. Allen Peake’s medical marijuana bill is the talk of this year’s legislative session-well, along with this other little bill that’s gotten a little press. Heck, the Macon Republican’s proposed legislation is literally House Bill 1. We want the cannabis oil to be available for the children. I think law enforcement and district attorneys that have expressed opinions on this believe that if it’s not drafted very, very tightly and can’t be enforced with certainty, it lends itself to a situation where we cannot control it I share those concerns. 

That’s why it is difficult to draft this kind of legislation. The law enforcement and district attorneys that Deal is referring to are the Prosecuting Attorneys Council and the Georgia Sheriffs Association, who have voiced their objections to the longer list of conditions. He pumped his brakes a bit now that the governor has had his say on the list. I’m very confident that the rigorous legislative process will provide a final version of HB 1 that will bring relief from pain and suffering for many Georgia citizens that are hurting, and meets the needed criteria to obtain the signature of Governor Deal. I wholeheartedly share the Governor’s concerns that we not pass a medical cannabis oil bill that could lead to abuse of the medicine, and we will be working with our law enforcement officials to insert safeguards in the legislation that protect against potential abuse. 

Keywords: [“bill”,”governor”,”legislation”]
Source: https://thegavoice.com/news/georgia/governor-deal-medical…

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Delayed in Ohio

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said that it has delayed the announcement of medical marijuana dispensary licenses for the state. The board had expected to make the information available on Wednesday and name as many as 56 licensees in 28 geographic areas. State regulators now expect to award provisional licenses to successful applicants at its monthly meeting scheduled for June 4-6. Cameron McNamee, a spokesman for the board, said in an email that it is taking longer than expected to process the applications. In November of 2015, Ohio voters rejected a ballot proposal that would have legalized cannabis for medical and adult use. 

Only one year later, support for medical marijuana in the state had swelled. Under the law, patients with one or more of 21 serious medical conditions will be allowed to use medical cannabis. The law also bans home cultivation of medical marijuana. The Board of Pharmacy plans for patient registration to begin in July. The Board of Pharmacy’s delay may be an attempt to avoid problems similar to those experienced with the issuance of licenses to cannabis cultivators. 

A spokeswoman for the Board of Commerce, Stephanie Gostomski, said the board approved applications based on data provided. All provisional licenses would be verified before they became permanent. 

Keywords: [“Board”,”license”,”provisional”]
Source: https://www.medicalmarijuana.com/medical-marijuana-dispensary…