Overtoke TV News for 03-01-2018

Joshing Around

From little Dutch boys plugging their fingers into dikes to lonely Dutchmen putting their fingers into dykes, the Dutch have always been asking for great deluges. The goddess Flora leads entranced Dutch weavers-who had abandoned their looms and invested heavily in the bulbs-to an impoverished burial at sea. While hard drugs are outlawed, softer drugs like wet mushrooms and marijuana are only technically illegal, the legislative loophole of a half-assed Dutch attempt to skirt around international treaties. Currently, the most divisive and hotly debated social issue in the Dutch Parliament is legistlation that would grant the right to euthanize one’s gay prostitute spouse. Economy: World’s 16th largest; transportation hub; international finance; international trade; world’s 3rd biggest agricultural exporter. Famous For: Windmills; red light district; liberal drug policy; a bike ownership rate double that of automobiles; Dutch chocolate; canals; flat landscape; natives Rembrandt and Van Gogh. Not Famous For: Growing the tallest people in the world; the Dutch company Philips, which invented the audio tape, the video tape, the compact disc, and the CD-ROM; having the world’s happiest citizens; engineering the world’s first orange carrots and gin, which was sold as the medicine Jenever in the 16th century; KLM airlines, the world’s longest-operating commercial airline since 1919; hosting the world’s first full-time stock exchange; discovering Australia and New Zealand; shrewdly trading the nutmeg of Suriname for the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, today known as New York City. Trading approximately US$1000 for the island of Manhattan in 1626, the Dutch patted themselves on the back and thought themselves shrewd businessmen, but not even a decade later, these were the guys taking out loans to buy tulips. New Amsterdam had been established partly to protect Dutch interests in the beaver trade. After on-and-off wars with England, the Dutch ceded New Amsterdam to the English in return for legal recognition of other Dutch territories that were rich in nutmeg; smart money says it’s because nutmeg can also lead to a hallucinogenic high.

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Source: https://joshingarounddotcom.wordpress.com/tag/marijuana

4/20 TV: A Guide Of What To Watch On Marijuana’s Biggest Holiday

UPDATE |. Although some marijuana enthusiasts will continue age-old traditions of watching stoner flicks like How High and Half Baked on 4/20, there are a few new TV options for them to indulge in during the week of the worldwide cannabis holiday. Weediquette: The third season of the news magazine show, hosted by Krishna Andavolu, will kick off Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Viceland with an in-depth look at immigrants living in America who have been affected by the war on drugs as well as President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on undocumented immigrants. Bong Appetite: Host Abdullah Saeed will take viewers on a flavorful adventure right in time for 4/20 when season two of the marijuana culinary show debuts at 10:30 Wednesday EST on Viceland. It’s unclear which chef will be cooking up meals infused with cannabis on the premiere episode, but whatever edible treats Saeed and friends decide to whip up on the show, they’re sure to be highly interesting and most likely delicious. The show will air from L.A. Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m. EST on Viceland and will feature guest appearances from Jerrod Carmichael of The Carmichael Show, Blackish star Anthony Anderson, comedian and actress Aubrey Plaza and rap duo Rae Sremmurd. The Weed Show with Charlo Greene: Charlo Greene may be most recognized for abruptly quitting her job while reporting live on Alaska’s KTVA News, but the reporter is educating viewers on all things cannabis on her own web series. Greene has already covered a variety of pot topics on the one-of-a-kind talk show series, from how to break into the cannabis business and the medical benefits patients experience as well as legalization efforts across the states. The Weed Show with Charlo Greene airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. EST on its website, YouTube and Facebook Live. The show starring Mackenzie Horras, Molly Reynolds and Caryn Ruby as they attempt to launch a marijuana edible company in a still-illegal California. This article has been updated to show the actresses correct name, Caryn Ruby..

Keywords: [“show”,”4/20″,”marijuana”]
Source: http://www.newsweek.com/420-viceland-weediquette-bong-appetit-tv-show-585323

Virginia congressman pitching marijuana “home run ball”

Lelling’s comment echoed what U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said about the federal prohibition on marijuana during his Senate confirmation hearing, effectively: If you don’t like the law, change it. A Republican who served as a prosecutor for a decade before entering politics, Garrett last year filed a bill to end the federal ban on marijuana and allow individual states to determine what marijuana policy is best. Garrett said his interest in ending the federal prohibition on marijuana is not grounded in a belief that marijuana should be freely available, but rather in the notion that laws should be applied uniformly. In the 11 months since Garrett filed the bill, 24 other members of Congress – 19 Democrats and 5 Republicans – have signed on as co-sponsors, nine of them have signed on since Sessions announced that the Justice Department will no longer maintain a policy of looking the other way in states that have established legal and regulated marijuana industries. Massachusetts voters in 2016 legalized possession and use of marijuana by adults at least 21 years old, and state pot regulators have said that they will forge ahead undeterred by Sessions shifting federal guidance. Retail marijuana sales are expected to begin July 1 in the Bay State. A new Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, found that 58 percent of voters nationally support making marijuana use legal while 36 percent oppose it. Quinnipiac also found that voters oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana by a three-to-one margin, with 70 percent of respondents saying the federal government should not interfere in those markets. No subgroup used by the pollsters supported enforcing the federal marijuana prohibition in those states. On Wednesday, a data analytics firm that focuses on the marijuana industry released a new report that estimated that cannabis commerce has the potential to create $131.8 billion in federal tax revenue and 1.1 million new jobs by 2025.

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”federal”,”state”]
Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31586552