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…