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 07-20-2018

Ralphie May – Smoking With Jesus

Florida Dispensaries & Doctors

Find Marijuana Dispensaries In Orlando, FL.Dispensaries near Orlando, FL – Find the best dispensary locations in Orange County for medical marijuana. While recreational dispensaries in Orlando, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Apopka, and Oviedo remain illegal, medical cannabis is in full bloom throughout FL. Open cannabis dispensaries offer a growing variety of dispensary menu products via walk in or marijuana deliveries RX. These include a full line of THC & CBD products being sold in the forms of oils, vapes, vape pens, topicals, oral sprays as well as edibles as the allowable forms of MMJ in Florida expand. Smokable marijuana is being contested & may be coming soon. 

Infused Edibles in Orlando may be patient favorites as there are no carcinogens from inhaling smoke. Until recreational weed dispensaries get here, these open MMTC’s will fill the needs of qualified patients with a medical marijuana card. To find a dispensary near you throughout Central Florida, along with marijuana doctors, reviews, dispensary menu’s, directions and available discounts, bookmark our site or download the FL Dispensaries progressive web app today. If your ready to get started fill out the Patient Registration Form and a clinic representative will contact you. Medical marijuana delivery in Orlando, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Apopka, and Oviedo is now available to registered patients through participating licensed dispensaries. 

It is now possible to find CBD & THC meds online & have them delivered if you choose this option. If you have a qualifying condition and would like to establish a relationship with a doctor to obtain a Florida medical marijuana card find one on our green recommending doctors pages or fill out the patient registration below. The number of open dispensaries in Orlando that discretely deliver marijuana products throughout Orange County will continue to grow on Florida Dispensaries & Doctors. The cost for med marijuana delivery may vary between brands. 

Keywords: [“dispensary”,”Marijuana”,”Orlando”]
Source: https://fldispensaries.com/orlando-florida-marijuana-cannabis…

Jack Herer: Marijuana Strain Information, History & Facts

Everybody else in the United States seems to be getting in on the reefer madness, so we’ve decided to do the same by introducing a new franchise: Weed Strain of the Week. When I think of weed strains, the first thing that comes to mind is the 2008 stoner comedy classic Pineapple Express. In one of the earliest scenes of the movie, Saul explains to Dale how fire his newest strain of marijuana – Pineapple Express – is by only referring to previous strains that Dale had smoked. Now that legal marijuana and dispensaries exist, actual marijuana strains are more prevalent than ever, so we figured it’s time we start learning them all, one by one. Jack Herer is a sativa-dominant cannabis strain that has gained as much renown as its namesake, the marijuana activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. 

Combining a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross, Sensi Seeds created Jack Herer hoping to capture both the cerebral elevation associated with sativas and the heavy resin production of indicas. Its rich genetic background gives rise to several different variations of Jack Herer, each phenotype bearing its own unique features and effects. Herer, who passed away in 2010, was an American cannabis activist and the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. The Emperor Wears No Clothes is frequently cited in efforts to decriminalize and legalize cannabis and to expand the use of hemp for industrial use. Herer was known for his argument that cannabis should be decriminalized because it can used as a renewable source of fuel, medicine, food, fiber and paper/pulp and that it can be grown in virtually any part of the world for medicinal as well as economic purposes. 

As for the strain itself, it is a sativa-dominant hybrid that was developed by Sensi Seeds in the 1990s before becoming one of the most popular strains in the United States. Jack Herer has passed its genetics and part of its name on to crossbred strains like Jack the Ripper, Jack’s Cleaner, and Jack Skellington. 

Keywords: [“Strain”,”Jack”,”Herer”]
Source: https://coed.com/2018/05/23/jack-herer-marijuana-strain…

McGeorge School of Law

Distinguished Professor of Law Michael Vitiello is a nationally-recognized expert on criminal law, sentencing policy, and marijuana law. His work on California’s three-strikes law has been cited by the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court. Since 2002, he has been a member of the American Law Institute, a prestigious independent organization committed to improving and modernizing law whose highly selective membership is comprised of the best legal minds in the country. Professor Vitiello is the author of 11 books and over 50 law review articles. His most recent book, Animating Civil Procedure, focuses on how the right wing of the Supreme Court has used procedural decisions to close the courthouse door on many prospective plaintiffs, thereby favoring corporate and other powerful interests over injured plaintiffs. 

His numerous articles on legalizing marijuana take a careful policy-oriented approach to that area of the law, insisting that, because legalization will occur, policy makers need to craft legislation to avoid undue social harm. Prior to entering the legal academy in 1977, Professor Vitiello served as a law clerk to a Pennsylvania appellate court judge for three years. Thereafter, he received tenure at Loyola Law School in New Orleans, before visiting at Tulane Law School and the University of Mississippi Law School. During his career, he has taught over fifteen different courses, with a special emphasis on Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Civil Procedure. He has also created courses in a variety of comparative law areas, most notably using the Amanda Knox case to compare the Italian and American criminal justice systems, and has taught in international programs run by McGeorge in London and Salzburg. 

Several years ago, he became the senior editor for a series of simulation books published by West Academic. Professor Vitiello has signed a contract with West Academic Publishing to co-author a casebook on the topic of Marijuana Law in 2018. 

Keywords: [“Law”,”taught”,”course”]
Source: http://www.mcgeorge.edu/Michael_Vitiello.htm

Overtoke TV News for 07-16-2018


Marijuana Joke: Mike Marino Tells Funny Marijuana Jokes! – Stand Up Comedy

DA to streamline review of felony marijuana convictions for dismissal

After clearing hundreds of misdemeanor marijuana convictions, District Attorney George Gascon has a new tool that will automate the labor-intensive process for reviewing thousands of felony convictions for possible dismissal. In an announcement Tuesday morning, Gascon said the computer program will automatically determine whether nearly 5,000 felony marijuana convictions in San Francisco are eligible for dismissal or reduced sentencing and, if so, generate paperwork for the District Attorney’s Office to file with the court. Gascon’s office has cleared 428 misdemeanor marijuana convictions since January, when the district attorney began retroactively applying California’s new cannabis legalization laws under Proposition 64 to old cannabis cases. 64 legalized recreational cannabis for adults over the age of 21 and also allowed people convicted of marijuana-related misdemeanors and felonies to petition their cases for dismissal or reduction to a lesser offense. Rather than have individuals petition the court on their own, Gascon directed his office in January to review all 3,038 misdemeanor and 4,390 felony convictions in San Francisco dating back to 1975. As of Monday, the San Francisco Superior Court has granted 428 of the 528 motions to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana convictions that the District Attorney’s Office has filed since January. 

The process for reviewing felony cases is more labor intensive, since prosecutors have to analyze criminal histories to determine whether a case can be dismissed or reduced under state law. The effort is also meant to remedy the disproportionate impacts of the war on drugs on people of color in San Francisco, where researchers have found that black people remain more than twice as likely to be arrested on suspicion of a drug offense than elsewhere in California. A recent study from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice shows that black people were not only 2.4 times more likely to be arrested on a drug offense in San Francisco than in California in 2016, but 10 times more likely to be the subject of a drug arrest in The City than residents of other races. The disparities persisted even as the number of drug arrests in San Francisco plummeted by 92 percent over the last three decades, from 29,200 in 1988-89 to just 2,414 in 2015-16. Code for America plans to partner with three to five other California counties in addition to San Francisco, according to the District Attorney’s Office. 

The group aims to clear 250,000 convictions by 2019. 

Keywords: [“conviction”,”Gascon”,”San”]
Source: http://www.sfexaminer.com/da-streamline-review-felony-marijuana…

Since the first statewide medical marijuana laws went into effect in California in 1996, the number of Americans with legal access to what for many is a pleasurable drug has been steadily growing. As a Schedule I drug, under federal law, marijuana is considered to have no medical use, although there are thousands of patient testimonials to the contrary. Today, in states with the most liberal marijuana laws, citizens’ access to the drug now resembles that of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, before the first attempts at federal regulation. Changes in federal drug policy during the Nixon administration loosened penalties for some kinds of drug violations, while expanding the powers of law enforcement and reshaping the federal anti-drug agencies to be more directly responsive to White House control. In 1970, Congress passed the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, which placed marijuana in the most restrictive category of drugs having no permissible use in medical practice. 

The scheduling of marijuana was suggested by an Assistant Secretary of Health pending the report from a Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, headed by a former governor of Pennsylvania Raymond Shafer with members appointed by the president, speaker of the House, and the president pro tem of the Senate. As Carter pointed out in a message to Congress in 1977, anti-marijuana laws cause more harm to marijuana users than the drug itself. Ronald Reagan had opposed decriminalization of marijuana as governor of California and, as president, showed no sympathy for drug use or users. Drugs were drugs, albeit federal sentencing guidelines made some drugs much worse. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, which brought police into schools to lecture against drugs, was also founded during this period, as were clubs in many schools that enticed pupils to sign anti-drug pledges. 

Concern over drug use appeared to peak in September the following year, when 64 percent of respondents in a New York Times/CBS News poll identified drugs as the single most pressing issue facing the nation, not long after Bush gave an Oval Office speech on the subject. Following the anti-drug campaigns of recent years, it is fascinating to note that today’s liberalization efforts have largely succeeded not by trying to shift attitudes about drugs, but by redefining marijuana as medicine and by focusing on the economic and social costs of the incarceration that has resulted from drug laws. 

Keywords: [“drug”,”marijuana”,”law”]
Source: http://origins.osu.edu/print/2437

Back to the Movies

Marijuana and the movies have had a long, mostly potent relationship. Cannabis has inspired any number of cinematic artists, and it’s important to note how public perception of pot has changed throughout the years, with evolving laws and a recent explosion of smoker-friendly content. Marijuana has been used in an erudite fashion by filmmakers, woven into the narrative like a character in Curtis Hanson’s masterpiece Wonder Boys, the iconic Coen brothers sensation The Big Lebowski, and the underrated Leaves of Grass. Oliver Stone’s entire cannon feels especially indebted to ganja, as does Terry Gilliam’s psychotropic adaptation of Hunter Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Self-professed cannabis enthusiast Robert Altman left a misty haze over much of his work, most notably The Long Goodbye, California Split, and M*A*S*H, while his protégé, Paul Thomas Anderson, crafted a pot-infused ode to private eye cinema with Inherent Vice. 

F. Gary Gray’s sly, smart, and hilarious pot comedy Friday still stands as one of the most influential cannabis narratives. The Seth Rogen/Judd Apatow connection has helped to legitimize marijuana to the masses, with box-office hits Pineapple Express and Knocked Up majorly emphasizing marijuana, treating it like a character as much as any of the leading actors. Musical biopic spoof Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story has some hilarious moments concerning reefer, the two Neighbors movies nearly give off a contact high, and the meta-comedy This Is The End carried a lit-joint torch of pro-pot components. Let’s not forget Danny McBride getting stoned with some sheep in Your Highness, which shared the skunky whiffs of 80’s cult-classics Krull and The Beastmaster. 

High school comedies have consistently thrown marijuana into the equation, with Amy Heckerling’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused standing as cultural touchstones. Nearly all of Kevin Smith’s films seem to have been born out of a cloud of bong smoke, with the Jay and Silent Bob characters feeling like zeitgeist-tapping creations of cannabis-happy comedy. Greg Araki’s Smiley Face with Anna Faris is one of the more perceptive and giggle-inducing movies to feature a stoner at its center, while Jonathan Levine’s unique 90’s time capsule The Wackness painted a portrait of people’s lives fully dictated by marijuana, and how it can be used both for good and bad. Written by Nick Clement. 

Keywords: [“Marijuana”,”stoner”,”comedy”]
Source: http://backtothemovies.com/marijuana-movies

Overtoke TV News for 06-25-2018

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Medical Marijuana To Expand In Louisiana

Two bills expanding medical marijuana in Louisiana will become law after Gov. John Bel Edwards signs the last one this weekend. House Bill 579 by Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, adds Parkinson’s, glaucoma, severe muscle spasms, chronic pain and post traumatic stress disorder to the 10 conditions currently qualifying for medical marijuana. Edwards’ spokesman Richard Carbo said the governor planned to sign James’ bill Saturday, the last day Edwards can sign or veto any bills from the Regular Session that ended May 18. 

Those that aren’t signed or vetoed after Saturday will automatically become law. House Bill 672 by Rep. Rodney Lyons, D-Harvey, which the governor has already signed into law, also adds autism to the list of conditions covered. Supporters of James’ bill to add PTSD have said the medicine could be especially helpful to veterans and combat the nation’s opiod crisis. Rep. 

Kenny Cox, D-Natchitoches, is a military veteran whose son is also a veteran. 

Keywords: [“Bill”,”sign”,”James”]
Source: https://indykush.com/medical-marijuana-to-expand-in-louisiana

New York State To Take Another Look Into Legalizing Marijuana « CBS New York

With Massachusetts legalizing marijuana and New Jersey considering it, Cuomo may have a change of mind to avoid losing revenue to neighboring states, reports CBS2’s Marcia Kramer. Last month New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to expand his state’s classifications of medical-use marijuana. Murphy had made legalizing marijuana part of his campaign for office, including legalized recreational marijuana in New Jersey. In an odd twist, the governor is getting support from New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray. 

Both de Blasio and his wife have copped to smoking weed when they were younger, but the mayor is still on the fence when it comes to making it legal. NYPD Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce was asked Friday about McCray’s position. Many people Kramer spoke with Friday were admittedly on the fence. Marijuana became a billion dollar business after Colorado legalized weed, bringing in hundreds of millions in new tax revenue. New York’s study is expected to be completely by fall. 

Keywords: [“NEW”,”marijuana”,”legalize”]
Source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/04/06/new-york-legalizing-marijuana

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Source: http://ew.com/article/2014/09/23/new-girl-exclusive-video-nick-stoned…

Cheech and Chong Say ‘Pot’s Over’ Now That Republicans Like John Boehner Are Supporting Marijuana Reform

The age of marijuana’s rebellious and cool status is officially over, according to Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. It all started when late-night host Colbert asked Marin and Chong what they thought about the push for legalized pot now that Republicans like former House Speaker John Beohner-a longtime opponent of marijuana reform-were starting to support pot’s legalization. The company grows and sells legal marijuana and services 11 states. According to 68-year-old Boehner, he decided to join the company in effort to get veterans legal access to the drug. Although Beohner’s newfound acceptance of marijuana raised eyebrows, his sentiments regarding the medical value of the plant falls in line with a growing number of Americans who believe patients and adults should be able to legally consume cannabis. 

A Pew Research Center report in January found 61 percent of U.S. adults were in favor of legal marijuana. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”pot”,”Marin”]
Source: http://www.newsweek.com/cheech-marin-tommy-chong-marijuana-899060

Canada Senate Gives Approval to Marijuana Legalization – Cannabistical: of or concerning cannabis.

A bill to legalize marijuana, proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has been passed by the Senate through its third and final reading. The legislation – C-45 – has already been passed by the House of Commons, but will go back for one final vote on Senate amendments before being sent to the Governor General for Royal Assent. Once the law takes effect, the possession and cultivation of personal amounts of marijuana will be legal for those 18 and older. The law authorizes licensed marijuana businesses to sell marijuana and marijuana products, and also allows online sales. Passage of the law makes Canada the second country, following Uruguay, to officially legalize marijuana. 

A C.D. Howe Institute report released last year found that legal marijuana will bring Canada around $675 million in annual tax revenue. >View original articleAuthor: Anthony Martinelli. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”law”,”Canada”]
Source: http://cannabistical.com/canada-senate-gives-approval-to-marijuana…

Grasgeflüster

A widow discovers after her husband’s suicide that he has mortgaged everything they own and the banks are ready to foreclose. Faced with impending doom and little working knowledge except her ability to grow plants, she struggles to save her home. Enter her gardener, who is struggling to make a few marijuana plants grow in a hidden location and suggests that she use her green house to help grow the plants and sell them to make the money both need. What he doesn’t know is that his girl friend is pregnant and thus fears that they will be busted for growing marijuana. While supposedly working, the whole village is well aware of the endeavor and is hoping for their success. 

When the plants come in, Grace takes the crop to London and tries to sell it to a ruthless, but charming drug dealer. 

Keywords: [“plants”,”grow”,”sell”]
Source: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0195234

Overtoke TV News for 06-21-2018

Nick Gweezy Comedy – Dick Pic Marketing, Marijuana, and Dad Jokes

B.C.’s legal marijuana rules: possession limit, growing at home and drug-impaired driving

The B.C. government has released more information on the use of recreational marijuana when it becomes legal in Canada later this year. In urban areas, licensed retailers will only be allowed to sell cannabis and cannabis accessories, and will not be allowed to sell other products, such as food, gas, clothing and lottery. Anyone 19 years old or older will be allowed to possess up to 30 grams of non-medical cannabis in a public place, which aligns with the government’s proposed possession limit. People will not be allowed to use marijuana in any vehicle. 

Smoking marijuana will generally be allowed in public spaces where tobacco smoking and vaping are permitted. Some provinces have already announced public smoking of marijuana will not be allowed under any circumstances. WATCH: Marijuana will not be sold alongside alcohol in B.C. Local governments will be able to set additional restrictions, as they do for tobacco use. New regulations will also be introduced to give police more tools to remove drug-impaired drivers from the road, including a new 90-day administrative driving prohibition for drug-affected driving. 

Home cultivation of non-medical cannabis will be banned in dwellings used as daycares. Farnworth said there are still a lot of regulations that need to fall into place, including more information on medical marijuana. Marijuana advocates were more charitable – particularly regarding the ban on co-location of pot and liquor. LISTEN: Unionized workers not impressed by marijuana announcements. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”marijuana”,”government”]
Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/4007190/bc-marijuana-rules-2018

Upset Tummy? Researchers Suggest Marijuana Edibles May Help ⋆ The Emerald Report

Researchers from the University of Connecticut were recently trying to find out how to decrease inflammation in the intestines and found that when they fed lab mice capsaicin – the stuff that makes chili peppers taste hot – they would have less inflammation. It turns out that the anandamide found in capsaicin is in marijuana, affecting the same receptors in the brain, lowering immune response and limiting inflammation. Capsaicin binds to a receptor in the brain called TRPV1. This interaction produces a chemical called anandamide which are lipids that engage cannabinoid receptors. The chemicals found in marijuana engage the same receptors, but that the endogenous variety is produced by our own bodies. 

These findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Because marijuana is still a schedule I drug, it’s difficult to get a federal license to study marijuana; as such it’s hard to know if ingesting marijuana can create similar results as hot peppers. If the Federal restrictions were lifted, this research could lead to new therapies for diabetes and colitis. As it stands now, Srivastava and his colleagues don’t know how or why anandamide might relay messages between the immune system and the brain. The macrophage population and activity level increases when anandamide levels increase. 

The effects pervade the entire upper gut, including the esophagus, stomach, and pancreas. They are still working with mice to see whether it also affects disorders in the bowels, such as colitis. 

Keywords: [“receptor”,”marijuana”,”anandamide”]
Source: http://www.emeraldreport.com/marijuana-helps-upset-tummy

FOR SALE: Recreational Marijuana!

Including Camper’s regular medical patients, Organic Solutions of the Desert is serving 300 to 350 people a day. OSD has been in business for seven years and Camper was one of the first in the city legally licensed to sell medicinal marijuana. DOUBLING STAFF. Camper hired new help bringing his total employees to 22, but anticipates he will have to double his staff to make things run even more smoothly. Camper did his best to make sure he had everything covered his first day open for recreational sales, including additional parking. 

An eighteen-gallon container sits open with a large taught bag of marijuana Camper had to reject because the grower did not have proper paperwork that made it legal for Camper to sell. Relying on his attorneys for the more complex questions, Camper constantly checks the State’s various websites for up-to-date information. Camper does a little business with Northern California, but chooses to support local growers as much as he can. Camper always believed marijuana would be legal someday. Camper is optimistic that the states that allow legal marijuana and are heavily invested have too much tax revenue to lose, and will fight back against any move to stop marijuana sales. 

At the time, there was no simple way to treat Hep C and Camper turned to marijuana. HELPING THE HOMELESS. For now, Camper’s clientele are 75 percent medicinal and 25 percent recreational. Camper is considering retiring, maybe in a year, to let the next generation take over. 

Keywords: [“Camper”,”marijuana”,”business”]
Source: http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/sale-recreational-marijuana/#respond

Maine Legislators Override Governor’s Veto of Marijuana Legalization

For the last year and a half, Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, has been blocking implementation of a 2016 ballot initiative that legalized marijuana for recreational use. Yesterday state legislators showed their patience with LaPage’s objections had been exhausted, overriding his veto of a bill aimed at creating a system to license and regulate commercial production and distribution of cannabis. The vote was 109 to 39 in the House and 28 to 6 in the Senate, well in excess of the two-thirds required. LePage’s April 27 veto message made it clear that he is implacably opposed to the marijuana policy that voters endorsed when they approved Question 1 in 2016. While anyone who grows or sells marijuana is committing a federal felony, it is less clear that officials who license and regulate marijuana businesses are thereby violating the Controlled Substances Act. 

Arguably they are simply certifying that the businesses have met the requirements to escape punishment under state law. Assuming that the CSA does prohibit licensing and regulation of the marijuana industry, it is clearly at odds with the federalist principles embodied in the 10th Amendment, which let each state decide for itself how to deal with production and distribution of cannabis within its borders. Presumably that is one reason why even Maine legislators who opposed legalization are determined to follow the will of the state’s voters. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”state”,”law”]
Source: https://www.infowars.com/maine-legislators-override-governors-veto…

Overtoke TV News for 06-13-2018

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3 face marijuana distribution charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS. Three men face intent to distribute charges after more than 100 grams of marijuana, thousands of dollars in cash and other items were found inside a Bama Lane residence. Officers with Sumter Police Department’s Organized Crime and Vice Control Unit responded to the residence at 845 Bama Lane Apartment 3 on Feb. 23 after receiving a complaint about suspected drug activity at the location. Detectives confirmed accounts of a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence before obtaining a warrant and searching the home where more than 300 grams of marijuana, more than $3,000 in cash and a handgun were seized. Officers also found equipment used in the sale of drugs. 

Arkeem Armond Singleton, 24, of the home, was apprehended by officers while trying to flee from the back of the house. He is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, fourth offense, and felon in possession of a handgun. Two other men who were inside the house, 24-year-old Willie Nathaniel Ray Jr., of 801 Coachman Drive, and 31-year-old Rashad Deon Rajah, of 14 Gate St., are both charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”possession”,”distribute”]
Source: http://www.theitem.com/stories/3-face-marijuana-distribution-charges,264160

Medicinal & Recreational Marijuana Dispensary Resource

They say humans are like snowflakes because no two are the same-and on a cellular level, that’s true. It was the wee hours of Wednesday morning, April 18, and the sun had yet to rise. I was adrift in my subconscious, scrolling through the feelings and disjointed thoughts that never make it to the surface. What separates the cannabis industry from the rest is the number of women executives. According to a 2017 Marijuana Business Daily reader survey, women hold 27 percent of executive-level roles in the cannabis industry. 

That’s a healthy edge over U.S. businesses as a whole, where women comprise 23 percent of executive positions. What’s fascinating about California’s legal cannabis industry is that nearly 80 percent of municipalities still prohibit cannabis. Although cannabis is de-criminalized and therefore quasi-legal, much work remains to be done in terms of acceptance. Somehow Orange County is represented in the other 20 percent. 

Thanks to Santa Ana, a healthy cannabis industry exists. In most cases, you can’t rely on a debit or credit card to facilitate a transaction at a dispensary. As a result, the cannabis industry is solely cash-based,. 

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Source: https://www.potplus.com

Prop 64: Adult Use of Marijuana

Prop 64 would legalize marijuana and hemp in California. You could not consume marijuana in public or drive high. The estimated revenue from the sale and cultivation of marijuana is $1 billion or more annually. Marijuana sales and use would be tracked controlled and regulated like alcohol. Taxing marijuana would bring in millions of much needed revenue to California. 

Big tobacco will move in and take over the marijuana business. With marketing and advertising of marijuana more young people will be exposed to pot. Greater marijuana smoking will lead to increases in cancer, heart attacks, strokes and long-lasting decline in brain function. Back in 1972 a proposition was on the ballot that would have decriminalized the use and possession of marijuana by those 18 and older. Federal law still classifies marijuana as a dangerous and illegal drug, but enforcement has tapered off. 

When medical marijuana clinics first opened up in California many were raided and shut down by federal agents. Marijuana has been legalized in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”California”,”pot”]
Source: https://www.kcet.org/ballot-brief/prop-64-adult-use-of-marijuana

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The movie feels very adult, plenty of swearwords and nudity and such and a typical Scorcese like voice-over and a good story and competent acting. Jonathan Daniel Brown is very good in the lead but my favorite performance comes from Aaron Yoo as a menacing rival of his. The only ‘bad thing’ I can say is that, it could have dug deeper into the characters; the female characters are all pretty empty and most are only there for eye-candy and the movie is low budget and it shows and feels like it was shot in a couple weeks at the most. Comparing it to ‘Blow’ might get your hopes a little too high I know realise, it doesn’t have the feeling of a epic trials and tribulations of a drug kingpin which that had but I mean it’s definitely above average when it comes to these sorts of movies. It most definitely entertains from start to finish with plenty of humor to go with the based on a true story. 

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Source: http://diyelite.com/movie/kid-cannabis-2014

Marijuana Nation Manufactured on Demand, NTSC Format on CCVideo.com.com

National Geographic goes inside the cannabis industry with Lisa Ling, reporting from secret farms and not-so-secret grow houses of marijuana cultivators – into a world where marijuana is not just a drug but a way of life. Learn what’s behind the increased potency of a new designer crop and how growers circumvent law enforcement while creating a more perfect plant – sometimes literally in their living rooms. Then explore the controversial medical uses of marijuana in some states, permitting personal use in violation of federal law and creating a tangled web of enforcement conflicts. Ling conducts revealing interviews with the self-proclaimed Prince of Pot, law enforcement, growers, scientists and everyday users who offer insight into this complex set of issues. 

Keywords: [“enforcement”,”law”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://www.ccvideo.com/marijuana-nation/727994951209

Overtoke TV News for 05-24-2018

The Nightly Show – Lady Time with Holly Walker – Marijuana for Menstrual Pain

Marijuana ‘Crackdown’ Fears Temper amid Law Enforcement Support for Jeff Sessions’ Reversal of Obama’s Guidance

Sessions’ Thursday memo does away with Cole, returning discretion of prosecution to U.S. attorneys, who may enforce federal law as it is written, with marijuana illegal. CNBC added to the tales of woe for state-sanctioned marijuana businesses Monday, claiming Sessions’ decision would further discourage national financial institutions from participating in these emerging pseudo-legal industries. Individual U.S. attorneys still will exercise their independent prosecutorial discretion in the states that have democratically legalized recreational marijuana, and some legal experts are skeptical of any huge shift in priorities. 

The Attorney General is not even pressuring these U.S. Attorneys to start a crackdown. Interestingly, the Attorney General strongly hinted that those U.S. Attorneys could exercise that discretion the same way they had under the Obama Administration guidance he just rescinded. As Mikos notes, the chief federal prosecutor for the state with the most developed recreational marijuana industry, Colorado, has already explicitly endorsed this interpretation. 

Today the Attorney General rescinded the Cole Memo on marijuana prosecutions, and directed that federal marijuana prosecution decisions be governed by the same principles that have long governed all of our prosecution decisions. The United States Attorney’s Office in Colorado has already been guided by these principles in marijuana prosecutions – focusing in particular on identifying and prosecuting those who create the greatest safety threats to our communities around the state. We will, consistent with the Attorney General’s latest guidance, continue to take this approach in all of our work with our law enforcement partners throughout Colorado. McClatchy’s Kate Irby reported fears from former law enforcement officials that, without the Cole Memo, the Mexican drug cartels would see a boon in marijuana sales and that a wave of new drug violence might result. Until Congress sees fit to make marijuana legal, the Attorney General and law enforcement have an obligation to enforce current law. 

The statement notes that the majority of the MCPA’s membership, made up of the chief law enforcement officers of the 57 of the biggest cities in the United States and Canada, continues to generally oppose marijuana legalization, similarly to several other groups. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Attorney”,”law”]
Source: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/16/marijuana-crackdown…

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Northern Michigan University offers marijuana degree: “Not easy at all”

Marijuana seen on the road between the municipalities of Toribio and Caloto in the department of Cauca, Colombia, on March 15, 2016. Northern Michigan University in Marquette began its medical plant chemistry program this semester, with about a dozen students in the first class, the Detroit Free Press reported. Other universities offer classes on marijuana policy and law. Places such as Oaksterdam University, Cannabis College, and Humboldt Cannabis College, all in California; and THC University, the Grow School and Clover Leaf University in Denver offer certificates in a variety of disciplines. Northern Michigan’s program is unique because the university is offering a four-year degree addressing the science and business behind growing marijuana. 

Brandon Canfield, an associate chemistry professor at Northern Michigan, said students don’t grow marijuana plants in the program, but instead look to other plants that are traditionally recognized with medicinal value but aren’t illegal to grow. Students learn how to measure and extract the compounds in the plants that can be used for medicinal purposes, then transfer that knowledge to marijuana, which has been used to treat a variety of illnesses, including chronic pain, nausea, seizures and glaucoma. Canfield said he got the idea while attending the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting in San Diego last year. University officials say the program fills a need because 29 states have legalized medical marijuana, including eight states where marijuana is also legal for recreational use. In Michigan, voters in 2008 approved the use of marijuana to treat certain illnesses, but the law has confused many and has led to significant legal disputes, including over how to obtain and store the drug. 

The state is developing a new regulatory system aimed at increasing oversight and imposing new taxes on the industry. Applications for licenses will be available on Dec. 15. 

Keywords: [“Marijuana”,”University”,”Grow”]
Source: http://fox6now.com/…/10/15/northern-michigan-university-offers-marijuana…

Overtoke TV News for 05-02-2018

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Netflix Orders Marijuana Comedy Series Starring Kathy Bates

TV, making a 20 episode series order for the show that has the veteran skills of Chuck Lorre and David Javerbaum at the helm. Disjointed is a stoner comedy based around an L.A. cannabis dispensary. The excellent Kathy Bates will take the lead role as the store owner, managing a group of constantly high employees -undoubtedly the source for ensuing dope centrist humor. Deadline reports that Bates’ character is a long-time campaigner for marijuana legalization, who is taking advantage of the relaxed cannabis laws in California and achieving her ambitions by running a dispensary. This will not be the first time Lorre has acquired the notable talent of Bates for one of his projects; the Oscar-nominated actress earned an Emmy for her guest appearance on Two And A Half Men in 2012. Lorre has found previous success working on various sitcoms, writing several episodes of Roseanne in the early 1990s and cycling through various series before ending up at the helm of the hugely popular Big Bang Theory. Netflix has a growing collection of original sitcoms, such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Grace And Frankie. The network’s open minded attitude towards traditionally controversial subject matter should make it a great fit for a weed orientated show, allowing Lorre more freedom to explore this potentially hilarious context than his usual home on CBS. It should be fun to see Bates take on a lead role in a sitcom and spread her comedic wings within this role as a marijuana matriarch. With Bates on board and the proven comedic expertise from its showrunners, this series has the potential to be something special. With luck, Lorre will be able to land some equally good talent to play the other regulars at Bates’ dispensary, and it will be interesting to see how the showrunner handles the move to a streaming platform like Netflix.

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Source: https://screenrant.com/netflix-kathy-bates-marijuana-comedy/

The Tragedy of Stoner Comedy

Fourteen states have effectively decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, and on June 4 Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Police Department announced plans to follow suit in NYC. As marijuana goes mainstream, its media portrayal has likewise softened. In the film, marijuana transforms seemingly normal, upstanding American youth into maniacs similar to the opium fiends of earlier stereotypes. Drugs were everywhere: on the strip, where people dropped microtabs of acid and then painted themselves blue; in middle schools, where young pushers did the work of the Fagin-esque masterminds of the marijuana trade; and in middle-class homes, where the sharing of one joint led a young Don and Betty Draper-esque couple to neglect its newborn in a bathtub with a running faucet, where the tot ineluctably drowned. Their straggly long hair, stoner talk, and constant fiending for the demon weed established the stereotype that prevails, in various permutations, to this day. Of late, the stoner comedy has become more realistic. The movie blended stoner stereotypes and broad humor with blood, gore, and violence. More than likely, the stoner comedies of the future will continue to play up the humor while conveniently overlooking the tragedy at the heart of American marijuana prohibition. Whatever the case, there will be no stoner comedy that deals with the harm inflicted on a family when an adult male breadwinner is sent to state prison for what is essentially a victimless crime. Marijuana prohibition has been the gateway to an exponential expansion of the prison-industrial complex, but that’s a reality silver-screen fantasies will not touch. As with romantic comedies, which give us a skewed view of love, the stoner genre is riddled with distortions and misrepresentations-a bad trip worthy of the worst directors in Hollywood.

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”stoner”,”film”]
Source: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-tragedy-of-stoner-comedy/

Stewart Richlin’s Long Strange Trip To Become a Weed Lawyer

On any given night, past security and down a long corridor emanating a skunky, aromatic haze, attorney Stewart Richlin can be found in the lounge of a cannabis speakeasy comedy club. The people who select themselves into the cannabis community are groovy people who have a nice aura around them. After studying at UCLA and Southwestern Law before becoming an attorney in 1986, Richlin quit his job in 1995 to become a yoga teacher. Without a break between kindergarten and law school, Richlin says he was beginning to feel burned out after taking the bar exam. Though he practiced law for a few years, yoga offered the kind of break he needed and re-inspired his law practice later on. In 2002, Richlin reopened his own law practice, focusing on the then-brand new medical marijuana industry, helping growers and dispensary owners comply with state regulations. Until the implementation of Assembly Bill 266, which requires growers, dispensaries, delivery services, manufacturers and others in the medical marijuana industry to obtain state and city licenses while forcing some to shut down by 2018, when it takes effect, California’s largely unregulated medical marijuana program gave Richlin an opportunity to apply what he learned from yoga to his law practice. L.A. County alone is home to the city of Los Angeles, 88 independent cities and county land, so there are 90 different sets of medical marijuana rules, he says. If the opportunity presents itself, Richlin will also try to make the jury laugh – a little comedy goes a long way in the courtroom, bringing the court and jury down to basic human interaction. It’s part of Richlin’s greater move back into comedy as he prepares for the next stage of his career, which involves writing a TV pilot about opening up a yoga studio.

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Source: http://www.laweekly.com/news/stewart-richlins-long-strange-trip-to-become-a-weed-lawyer-7025604

Overtoke TV News for 03-18-2018

Underground Comedy

It’s the city’s only true 420 friendly Comedy Club, meaning we are not open if there’s a show! We only open if the show is good and we produce the best cutting edge comedy, burlesque and variety shows that Toronto has to offer. We will skirt the norms of the industry, and present to the audience the best shows possible. Wed – doors at 8, showtime 9:30.Thu – doors at 8, showtime 9:30.Fri – doors at 8, shows at 9:30 & 11pm.Sat – doors at 7, shows 8pm, 9:30pm & 11pm.Sun – doors at 5, shows 6pm, 8pm, 9:30pm. See our full schedule of upcoming events here Our shows in a nutshell:Wednesdays are killer and always rammed packed!Dope N Mic Comedy happens at 9:30pm. Lots of door prizes from Alair Vapourizers, Fukushima Pre-Rolls and more!All other Thursdays – it’s The Underground Show with Mike Rita! This comedy showcases features Mike’s favourite comedians, free giveaways, spontaneous interviews and an all round family feel, as if he’s entertaining a party in his home! Free giveaways from Fukushima Pre-rolls, Puff Mama, OG Gummyz & more!Fridays are hot! At 9:30pm we bring you our signature show, The Underground Comedy Spotlight Show with a different headlining comic every Friday night. Then at 11pm our late show starts – The Friday Night Special with host Jay Freeborn, a showcase of Toronto’s best pros and up-and-comers! Free giveawaays & Rock, Paper, Scissors contest! Sundays are hot!6pm – 8pm It’s The Grind! An all female stand comedy show with host Anjelica Scannura! $10 cover or $5 for MMJ cardholders. 2nd Sunday 9:30pm – Never Meet Your Heroes! A comedy show with host Ian Fergus! $10 cover or half price for MMJ cardholders. Last Sunday 9:30pm – The Dope Show with host Jeremy Dobski, a comedy show built for stoners! $10 cover or half price for MMJ cardholders.

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Source: http://www.puffmama.ca/underground-cafe-social-club/comedy

As Mainers celebrate legal marijuana, where does new law draw the line?

Marijuana users and some businesses that cater to them cheered the arrival of legal marijuana in Maine on Monday, even as one Portland celebration event had to revamp its plans because of confusion about what is and is not allowed. Portland police informed organizers Monday afternoon that trading and consuming marijuana at the event would be a violation of the law because it is technically a public space. Organizers went ahead with the celebration Monday night after receiving assurances from police that there would be no trouble if marijuana consumption and smoking was banned on the property. The event invitation described the party as a gathering of cannabis industry leaders and advocates who would provide updates on Maine’s medical marijuana program and how to protect it, as well as home cultivating tips from local growers. Event organizers were not providing any edible marijuana products, but Shepard originally said some people attending the party might bring some to share. Sen. Scott Cyrway, R-Benton, said he has introduced a bill that would repeal the state’s new marijuana law. His ultimate goal would be to have the Legislature approve the bill, and have the marijuana law repeal placed on the November 2017 ballot as a referendum question. Maine is now one of eight states, plus Washington, D.C., to allow adults over the age of 21 to use, cultivate, possess and give away marijuana. Garcia said Grow Life was busy Monday with people looking for information about equipment needed to cultivate marijuana at home for personal use, and that the store will be launching a promotional campaign in February geared toward budding marijuana growers. As of Monday, adults over the age of 21 can possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and use it on private property.

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Source: https://www.pressherald.com/2017/01/30/legal-marijuana-celebrated…

Blunt talk from Democrats about legalizing marijuana

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful J.B. Pritzker wants to legalize marijuana as part of his crime-fighting plan, which he unveiled Thursday at the DuSable Museum of African American History. State Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Evanston, is also on board with legalization, while businessman Chris Kennedy has been a bit more careful with his words, saying he supports decriminalizing marijuana but wants to see more studies done to understand the effects of legalizing the drug. Legalization essentially means adults won’t be arrested, fined or otherwise penalized for recreational marijuana use or possession. Rauner’s campaign on Thursday wouldn’t comment on his thoughts on legalizing marijuana. Rauner last year signed a bill that decriminalized the possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana, making it a ticketable offense subject to fines of $100 to $200. State Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, in January introduced legislation that would legalize and tax recreational marijuana – using the money as a new revenue source for the state. It would legalize the possession of up to 28 grams of marijuana and would allow facilities to sell marijuana products. Biss, too, wants to legalize and regulate marijuana, which he says will increase tax revenue, reduce law enforcement costs and bring jobs to the state. Kennedy believes legalizing marijuana should be separated from the issue of using taxes as a revenue stream to fund state government, according to his website. He wants more studies on the impact of legalizing marijuana. In a 2017 study commissioned by Rauner and the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, about 80 percent of police chiefs and county sheriffs responding to the report said marijuana was highly available within their areas.

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Source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/blunt-talk-from-democrats-about…