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 04-29-2018

Medical Marijuana Funny

Dr. Bristol’s Prescription

The only thing I did every day for the past three months was crawl out of bed and head to the Dilbert factory where I did what a man has to do- to feed the beast and pay the bills. Y’know…because writing about pop culture pays *so* well these days. Let Dr. Bristol heal your pop culture problems…at a random but optimistically frequent pace. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of the content and/or material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Holmes Online and Dr. Bristol’s Prescription with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. This site provides external links to other websites found via Internet search for the purpose of providing supplemental information for the reader’s convenience. We are not responsible for the views and opinions of these third parties or the content of their websites. This site uses photos found via Internet search that appear to be in the public domain.

Keywords: [“and/or”,”day”,”provided”]
Source: https://drbristol.wordpress.com/tag/marijuana

James Owens

They had previously been denied permission to use George Sq by Glasgow City Council but that did not stop them from setting up their tents. Some of the attendees viewed the event as a chance to party, smoke weed, have a drink and a bit of a dance. There was a genuine carnival atmosphere that made passers-by stop and find out what was going. I spoke to some of those who had attended to find out why they had come and what the aim of the protest was. I also spoke to event organiser, Chris MacKenzie, who was insistent that the purpose of their demonstration was not to have a party and smoke weed, instead they wanted to spread their message and raise awareness. He did not condone people consuming cannabis at the event but said that he cannot be held responsible if individuals decide to. There was a limited police presence who seemed happy to allow the event to proceed. All was peaceful and there was only one flare up of trouble involving the police. You can find the video by clicking here – https://jameshenryowens. Below is a short video of the event shot and edited by myself.

Keywords: [“event”,”find”,”video”]
Source: https://jameshenryowens.wordpress.com/tag/marijuana

The Alpha of My Omega

One of my suggestions was the legalization of drugs. In our federal prison system 53% are convicted on drug charges. Another advantage, of legalizing drugs, is the systematic elimination of gangs, cartels, and organized crime. The illegal drug trade in America is a trillion dollar a year business. If we were to legalize drugs, then addiction would skyrocket. In 1973 Nixon created the Drug Enforcement Agency and ever since our government has been fighting a war they will never win. There is just simply too much money involved in incarcerating nonviolent drug offenders. The person, who becomes addicted in an illegal system, is the same person who would be addicted if drugs were legalized. If kids are told the real truth about marijuana, then they are more apt to believe what they are taught about other drugs such as meth. Kids are told all these horrible things about pot, and when they finally try it, and see they were lied to, they think they were lied to about other drugs.

Keywords: [“drug”,”money”,”dollar”]
Source: https://mydescentintomadness.wordpress.com/tag/marijuana

Album Oriented

They’re why two people can get completely different things out of a piece of art, why there’s such a thing as political parties, and why historical events look different the more time that’s passed. Some things look the same through everyone’s, but art isn’t one of them. Suffice to say, my own Coke bottle glasses usually look at a thing and see God reflected in it, however he may be disguised. They’re downright gushing, like a teenage girl in love with her first boyfriend. Its squishy romanticism would be touching were the love it portrays not for an inanimate object, and an illegal one at that. You gave to me a new belief / And soon the world will love you, sweet leaf. It’s almost silly how blinding and obvious the parallels are between the love of pot and the love of Christ. I love you, sweet leaf / though you can’t hear. There’s no way for that to make any sense if the song is about Christ. The first is that with art, truly nothing is off-limits.

Keywords: [“Sweet”,”Leaf”,”thing”]
Source: https://albumoriented.wordpress.com/tag/marijuana

marijuana – Sweet Mother

I haven’t talked about it in great detail, but here’s what happened. I cleared my kitchen table and sat down to an afternoon of writing. Nothing was on the table, but my close-to-brand-new laptop and my phone AND a new vase full of sunflowers. I looked down to see water pouring out of the vase and heading for my laptop. I ripped it off the table and cleaned the water immediately. I opened it up and cleaned the small amount of water from out of the inside. Instead, I yoga-rage it out of my body and continue the merry with Joke Week. The powers that be are shutting down Los Angeles marijuana dispensaries. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un married Ri Sol Ju. The new first lady plans to keep her last name, but hyphenate it with her married one resulting in her new title, Lady Un-Ju. Both Israeli leaders and Steven Spielberg have called the hyphenation insensitive. Sweet Mother is updated between computer floods and hell-storms.

Keywords: [“new”,”down”,”water”]
Source: https://sweetmotherlover.wordpress.com/tag/marijuana