Overtoke TV News for 09-26-2018

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BULl_gyHfoHow to get a medical marijuana card

Medical Marijuana in Ohio

As September begins, Ohio’s newly formed medical marijuana program continues to be plagued by various delays and failures. As a direct result, our state’s patients, who are in dire need of the treatment cannabis provides, will have to wait even longer for the legal relief they require. On July 31, Buckeye Relief in Eastlake planted the first legal seeds, a momentous day only made possible because the cultivating facility finally received its certificate of operation from the state four days before. The state’s department of commerce can only give up to 12 of these certifications before the September 8 deadline, with potentially more on the way. Buckeye Relief is one of only three growers in the state that has been given the go ahead to start planting, with five more supposedly being allowed to start soon. 

Eventually, only 26 licensed growers will be allowed to operate in the entire state. In addition to this already restrictive situation, the state had as many as 104 applications for processing center licenses, which again are necessary for transforming the crops into consumable products, but only 13 have been approved so far – and the state only intends on approving 40. On top of all of this, only 222 doctors have been given the authority to prescribe the drug, which requires a certain amount of training, and even then, there are only 21 medical conditions for which the state allows the drug to be prescribed. Bob Bridges, who sits on the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee as an advocate for patients, says the registry should be live now, because it would give growers and processors a better estimate of how many patients are looking to consume products. While many of the failed applicants in the various realms of Ohio’s faulty medical marijuana program have chances to re-apply later on down the line, it’s no mystery as to why some of the cannabis entrepreneurs here in the Buckeye State are even contemplating legal action. 

The federal government has recognized up to 150 qualifying medical conditions for which cannabis can be at least researched, and those scientific studies have since found that marijuana can be used to treat up to 400 various medical conditions. At the end of the day, with so many different people understanding the various benefits of unrestricted medical marijuana utilization – from patients to scientists to journalists – it’s high time that Ohio’s state officials do the same. 

Keywords: [“state”,”medical”,”Ohio”]
Source: https://columbusfreepress.com/article/medical-marijuana-ohio-%E2%80%93-comedy-or-tragedy

How the Legal Marijuana Industry Is Helping Grow []

Comedians like Doug Benson and Stephen Colbert have been getting a lot of joke-mileage out of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana last January. The name is derived from Khalatbari’s chain of pizza restaurants, Sexy Pizza, one of which hosted the first Sexpot Comedy show early last year. The show has since grown and splintered into several regular events, hosted at different comedy clubs and music venues around town under the Sexpot banner. For years Denver has been a known destination for touring comics; the thirty-year-old Comedy Works has been proclaimed by performers like Dave Chappelle and Dave Attell as their favorite comedy club. Last summer, Juett and comedian Adam Cayton-Holland produced Denver’s first large-scale comedy festival, The High Plains Comedy Festival, which was headlined by Reggie Watts and ended up being a sold-out success. 

It was Kayvan Khalatbari’s marijuana dispensary, Denver Relief, that initially sponsored several different comedy shows and podcasts around town, back when Sexpot was just a witty pun being tossed around. While this continues in some arenas, the Sexpot Comedy shows have been gaining a lucrative momentum of their own, in part thanks to Juett’s utilization of the local comedy radio station for marketing, as well as the throbbing enthusiasm coming from Colorado’s energized marijuana scene. There’s no getting around the fact that some cannabis consumption goes on at Sexpot shows, whether through edibles, vaporizers or straight-up smoldering joints. While some Denver comedians don’t care for a stoned audience Andy Juett – who himself has acted in many sketch videos and recently began performing standup – says that there are upsides to playing for a red-eyed crowd. Khalatbari shares Juett’s feeling that marijuana shouldn’t come to dominate the identity of Sexpot Comedy. 

He’s derisive of the Cannabis Cup and 420 Festival culture that has become an unfortunate media focus of Colorado marijuana scene; and says that he is equally sick of the endless cosmos-and-munchies jokes that every hack comedian rolls out when performing in Denver. Josiah Hesse is an entertainment and pop culture journalist in Denver, Colorado whose work has appeared in Westword, Out Front Colorado, and comedy blogs LaughSpin, Splitsider and The Spit Take. 

Keywords: [“comedy”,”show”,”cannabis”]
Source: http://www.vulture.com/2014/06/how-the-legal-marijuana-industry-is-helping-grow-denvers-comedy-scene.html

Amazon.com: Saving Grace: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes, Tchéky Karyo, Jamie Foreman, Bill Bailey, Valerie Edmond, Tristan Sturrock, Clive Merrison, Leslie Phillips, Diana Quick, Phyllida Law, Nigel Cole, Cat Villiers, Keith Evans, Ma

SPOILER ALERT. So if you don’t want to know what the movie was about don’t read this. They say a woman whose husband has done her wrong… OK, it might be morose on my part but I sort of want to know more about that, but he is dead already, and she does or doesn’t know much about what he did or didn’t do to her…except that she had to keep mailing letters to an address. She just hangs up on creditors, and throws the mail in the trash and goes around the village like normal…though the neighbors know all about it. 

Her gardener, a man that seems to never have held a steady job, has no money, no property; but who is shacking up with a pretty woman who works as a fisherman; is trying to grow pot under other people’s bushes. The plants aren’t doing well, and because this woman, Grace, grows orchids he decides she is a wiz with plants and asks her for help. So they go out in the dead of night, and crawl under bushes and she brings one back, saying she knows they are pot. They harvest it, somewhere in it an ex-fling of her husband keeps showing her face and Grace decides to make friends and THEN gets angry and throws her out when she finds out that her husband had sex and enjoyed it with her. She can’t so now she decides for sure the ex-girlfriend will know a dealer and goes there expecting help. 

IF the husband spent any money on this woman, and it would make sense he did; it was never even hinted at in this movie. A dealer comes to the adulterer’s house, he is not big enough, so they get him to take them to a dealer big enough…and it is a pitiful attempt to make the BIG drug dealer look menacing, and totally fails. I can’t really tell how much money it is, or if it will cover Grace’s money needs…all we are given is Grace’s face looking happy and excited. Grace already knew this while she was getting him to help her do this. 

Keywords: [“decide”,”know”,”money”]
Source: https://www.amazon.com/Saving-Grace-Brenda-Blethyn/dp/B00003CXMY

Overtoke TV News for 06-24-2018

Marijuana: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Recreational Marijuana Could Be Legal In New Jersey By Next Summer « CBS New York

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrat Phil Murphy’s win in New Jersey Tuesday night could pave the way for the legalization of recreational marijuana. Democratic state Sen. Nicholas Scutari, the sponsor of a recreational cannabis bill, says Murphy is fully committed to legalizing marijuana. With support from the governor-elect and legislative leaders, proponents of recreational marijuana say sales could begin next summer. Proponents say legalizing pot would cut down on arrests and make the drug cheaper. 

Wolski said legalization would make marijuana more like an over-the-counter drug. Sales taxes revenue from legal cannabis could rake in an estimated $300 million a year, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported. The governor-elect intends to use the money to help the ailing public employee pension system. Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney hopes to pass the measure as soon as the new governor gets situated. Scutari said he will continue to meet with industry leaders as he revises the bill. 

Gov. Chris Christie was adamantly opposed to the legislation, labeling marijuana a gateway drug to opioids. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”New”,”Jersey”]
Source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/11/08/supporters-say-recreational…

Steve Martin

Stephen Glenn Martin is an American comedian, writer, actor, musician and composer. The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity I need. ‘ Hmm… Dead men don’t wear plaid. 

You kill me and I’ll see that you never work in this town again. I handed in a script last year and the studio didn’t change one word. Now let’s repeat the non-conformists’ oath: I promise to be different! I promise to be unique! I promise not to repeat things other people say! 

Good! Comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy. I guess I wouldn’t believe in anything if it weren’t for my lucky astrology mood watch. I’ll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening – or the mid-evening. 

Just the early evening, midevening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early mid-afternoon, or perhaps the late-midafternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning… But never at dusk! Never at dusk, I would never do that. 

Keywords: [“evening”,”know”,”early”]
Source: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Steve_Martin

Man Arrested With Large Quantity of Marijuana & THC Wax

A traffic stop for a red light violation led to the discovery of almost 450 grams of marijuana, marijuana wax and the arrest of the driver. On May 29, 2018, at approximately 10 p.m. a CCPD Patrol officer observed a white sedan run through the red light at the intersection of Del Prado Boulevard and SE 26th Street. The officer stopped the vehicle a few blocks south and made contact with the driver, Austin Grimm. The officer could immediately smell an overwhelming odor of raw cannabis emanating from the inside of the vehicle, and Grimm was detained. 

A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a white trash bag containing two gallon-size Ziplock bags full of marijuana, as well as a small amount of marijuana and a grinder in the center console. Also found in the trunk was a container with a large sheet of THC wax. The marijuana was weighed at 449.2 grams, and the wax was weighed at 33.3 grams. Based on these discoveries, Grimm was placed under arrest and transported to the Lee County Jail. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Grimm”,”vehicle”]
Source: https://capestylemag.com/2018/06/05/man-arrested-large-quantity…

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Keywords: [“GDPR”,”requirements”,”countries”]
Source: https://www.wral.com/-everyone-s-offended-vic-dibitetto-on…

GDPR Notice

We are a local media company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. We have detected that you are in one of the member countries of the European Union or European Free Trade Association, which is now subject to the General Data Protection Regulation. We are currently assessing methods for complying with the detailed requirements of GDPR. Currently, only about 2 percent of our website traffic originates from EU and EFTA countries. Until we are able to ensure our full compliance with the rigorous GDPR requirements, we are blocking access from EU and EFTA countries to our websites, which include wral.com, wralsportsfan.com, highschoolot.com and wraltechwire.com. 

Penalties for GDPR violations are as high as 4 percent of a publisher’s annual revenue. We hope to restore access soon as we work through the administrative, legal and technical requirements involved with GDPR compliance. You can retrieve your IP address by going to whatismyipaddress.com. 

Keywords: [“GDPR”,”requirements”,”countries”]
Source: https://www.wral.com/house-committee-kills-medical-marijuana-bill/…

Overtoke TV News for 05-13-2018

Marijuana comedy and weed smokers show Ep33Pt1

Underground Comedy Club

The Underground Cafe & Social Club is one of Toronto’s most unique social clubs. We strive to bring you the most exclusive comedy, burlesque & music shows. We pride ourselves in finding the good talent and we target entertainers that believe in legalization and support freedom of speech. Check out these pics and see who’s graced our stage. This place is great for meetings, birthdays, holiday and bachelor(ette) parties! 

Sun Apr 29 4pm – Sunday Session! A 4:20 comedy show with host Joey Harlem! $10 cover or half price for MMJ cardholders. Sun Apr 29 6pm – The Grind! An all female comedy show with host Anjelica Scannura! $10 cover or half price for MMJ cardholders. Sun Apr 29 8pm – Standup comedy with hosts Paul Thompson & Nitish Sakhuja $10 cover or half price for MMJ cardholders. 

Sun Apr 29 9:30pm – The Dope Show with host Jeremy Dobski $10 cover or half price for MMJ cardholders. Sat May 5 9:30pm – Melting Pot! A brand new diverse comedy show with host Chris Robinson! $15 cover. Sun May 27 9:30pm – The Dope Show with host Jeremy Dobski $10 cover or half price for MMJ cardholders. To get tickets or make table reservations to any of our shows call us up at 416-450-9125. 

Keywords: [“show”,”cover”,”host”]
Source: http://www.puffmama.ca/upcoming-shows

Maine House overturns governor’s veto of marijuana bill

The Maine House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a measure to allow the commercial sale of marijuana in the state. The House overrode the veto with a 109-39 vote, according to The Portland Press Herald. The bill now heads to the state Senate, where lawmakers must vote by a two-thirds margin to overturn LePage’s veto. The newspaper previously reported that senators believe they have the support to overturn a veto. 

The measure was crafted by a special legislative committee, and previously passed the House and Senate by wide margins. LePage vetoed the measure arguing that it would violate federal law. Nine states, including Maine, and the District of Columbia have moved to legalize recreational marijuana use, but the substance remains federally prohibited. Although possession of recreational marijuana has been legal in Maine since 2016, there has been no process to legally sell it in the state. The post Maine House overturns governor’s veto of marijuana bill appeared first on Cannabis Business Executive – Cannabis and Marijuana industry news. 

Keywords: [“veto”,”marijuana”,”state”]
Source: https://indykush.com/maine-house-overturns-governors-veto-of…

Leftists Now Say Term ‘Marijuana’ Racist » Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

Leftists have set their sights on the latest problematic word in their feverish attempt to rewrite language. The word marijuana is now racist and has been expunged from the Newspeak dictionary. The article goes on to state that despite legalization, high arrests continue to be made in certain areas due to obvious racism. Of course the simple explanation is that more police officers are patrolling black neighborhoods due to high violent crime rates, meaning marijuana users are more likely to be caught in those areas. While no one denies the obvious over-the-top narrative pushed by the government during the reefer-madness era, the notion that marijuana arrests are solely the result of racism is disproven by the facts. 

Twitter users were quick to criticize the story for what they felt was yet another non-issue. You damage your credibility and alienate your readers. Alexhalperin What ever you have been smoking to convince you that this was even remotely a good article, I want some. Quite possibly the stupidest thing I’ve read all day. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”word”,”racist”]
Source: https://www.infowars.com/leftists-now-say-term-marijuana-is-racist

Listology

About a week and a half ago, the server which listology lived on suffered a catastrophic failure. Through a perfect storm of circumstances far too lengthy and tedious to explain, I found myself without an easy backup from which to restore, and my hosting provider found themselves unable to restore my site from the weekly server images that they store every week. They continue to work on that problem, however at this point I don’t have an enormous amount of confidence in their ability to succeed, and I have started to explore other options. I do have a copy of the raw database files that Listology ran on, and I am going to attempt to get these up and running. This could serve to be time consuming, and at the same time I am also hunting for a new hosting provider. 

In the meantime, know that I have all your data and lists, and that one way or another we will get them back online. I do not have a timeline, and my work and personal lives are extremely busy right now. And Listology will return as soon as it can. 

Keywords: [“listology”,”time”,”work”]
Source: http://listology.com/list/comedy-central-100-greatest-standups-all-time

The Best Comedy Duos on TV Right Now – Flavorwire

After three months of cruel hiatus, Greendale reopens its doors to the best study group in the history of television. There are a lot of things we’ve missed since Dan Harmon, et al, took the piss out of Glee in a typically wonderful Christmas special: Jeff’s arrogance, Dean Pelton’s randomness, Britta’s, well, britta-ing everything she touches. Perhaps what we’ve longed for most is the heartwarmingly dorky, ridiculously culturally literate friendship between Danny Pudi’s Abed and Donald Glover’s Troy. We’re so inspired by the pair that we’ve rounded up the ten greatest comedy duos on TV right now. Let us know who you’d add to the list in the comments. 

Community college best friends and roommates Troy and Abed rap, they host a fake morning TV show, they geek out about pop culture. They’re just like us! Except, you know, consistently funny. 

Keywords: [“we've”,”know”,”Troy”]
Source: http://flavorwire.com/267800/the-best-comedy-duos-on-tv-right-now