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Baron23

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So, will she be growing Gorilla Glue...hahaha, get it "gorilla". Ok, ok, so...Chimpanzee Glue LOL


Legendary Environmentalist Dr. Jane Goodall Launching Hemp-Derived Brand


Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. NEPT 6.32% announced Tuesday the launch of a product development partnership with the primatologist and anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall.

Working with the company, Goodall will co-develop natural health and wellness products for Neptune’s Forest Remedies brand.
Five percent of all sales from the co-developed products will go to the Jane Goodall Institute, in addition to an initial $25,000 donation from Neptune.
The partnership will develop a line of products co-branded as "Forest Remedies, by Dr. Jane Goodall" and will include plant-based hand sanitizers, essential oils and hemp-derived products.

“As the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall has now entered the cannabis space with her hemp line, Neptune is paving the way into the mainstream health and wellness market. As our company is working to develop the most effective plant-based formulations, Neptune's commitment is clear; we are reshaping how cannabis and plant-based medicine can live throughout the home in a variety of products,” Michael Cammarata, CEO of Neptune Wellness Solutions, told Benzinga.

The company anticipates that the products will be launched by the summer of 2020 and will be available for online purchase at the brand’s own site and at select retailers.
The product's development will further contribute to Neptune’s agreement with International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. IFF 0.28% to co-develop hemp-derived products for the mass retail and wellness markets.

“The health of people, animals and the environment are interconnected. This [COVID-19] pandemic demonstrates this. However, if we all make ethical choices, every day, our collective power for change is great. I believe there is still a window of time to heal the planet before it is too late, but only if we each make the right choices every day,” Goodall said.
 

Baron23

Well-Known Member
Well......FUCK YEAH! HAHA


More parents using cannabis if kids also isolated at home during pandemic

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Cannabis consumption in the U.S. has hit all-time highs during the coronavirus pandemic, but a new survey finds parents using cannabis at nearly double the rate as non-parents.
According to an Oasis Intelligence report, having kids at home has played a significant factor in U.S. adult marijuana consumption over the past month.

Oasis, which provides consumers insights for the cannabis industry, surveyed 720 U.S. consumers between Mar. 30 and Apr. 16, 2020 to understand what effect shelter-in-place orders, as well as the general stress of the global pandemic, has had on cannabis use.

This representative sample showed a higher percentage of parents with kids at home have consumed marijuana in the past month compared those without kids staying with them. Among parents, 16 per cent of moms and 11 per cent of dads say they have used cannabis. Most striking, only seven per cent of men without kids had consumed marijuana in the past month, the lowest group among U.S. adults.

“While millions of lives have been upended by the pandemic, changes in day-to-day life have been particularly dramatic for parents suddenly thrust into the role of both caregiver and educator while balancing work and other demands, and attempts to cope with this increased workload appear to be showing up in cannabis consumption rates,” Oasis co-founders Laura Albers and Ben Woo told The Fresh Toast in a joint statement.
A study from the University of Colorado, published in Parmacotherapy, showed that the frequency of migraines in patients who used cannabis dropped from 10.4 per month to 4.6—a number that’s both statistically and clinically significant.

Oasis found 85 per cent of adults use marijuana partly for medical and wellness reasons rather than just for recreational purposes.

A 2019 Oasis Intelligence report could explain why parents have turned to cannabis amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Oasis found 85 per cent of adults use marijuana partly for medical and wellness reasons rather than just for recreational purposes. More specifically, stress and anxiety relief was the most common reason adults used weed (40 per cent). Sleep aid (30 per cent) and depression relief (28 per cent) were other common motivations for cannabis use.

But the recent report concluded that parents who consumed marijuana were more hopeful than those who didn’t at a 2-to-1 ratio. About 31 per cent of moms are feeling “hopeful” about their current situations, compared to only 20 per cent of non-parents, and now state they value personal relationships more than they did before.

“In truth, parents as a primary cannabis demographic was likely always on the rise, but the unique demands of the pandemic have accelerated their entry into the market,” Woo said. “While this particular surge in new users may be tied more directly to shelter-in-place orders, the effects on the cannabis industry will be long-lasting, and the lessons learned can inform any company’s approach to potential consumers for years to come.”
 

Baron23

Well-Known Member
And these assholes are being paid for this shite?


Culture
Missouri Lawmakers Defeat Amendment To Require They Consume Marijuana Before Voting

Missouri lawmakers rejected an amendment to a health care bill on Thursday that would have required House members to consume a “substantial” amount of marijuana before performing their legislative duties.


The amendment, introduced by Rep. Andrew McDaniel (R), was defeated in a voice vote—though a reporter in the room said he heard a few “ayes.”


Text of the measure stipulated that “members of the Missouri House shall consume a substantial dose of medicinal marijuana prior to entering the chamber or voting on any legislation.”


McDaniel told Marijuana Moment in a phone interview that, this time of year, lawmakers tend to pile on amendments to bills. The current health care-focused legislation has “a whole bunch of crap” that’s been attached to it, he said, and so he saw an opportunity to “get everyone to chill out and get a little chuckle” with his proposal.


The hope was also that it could “get them all to pay attention” and “quit messing it up,” he said.


The lawmaker said he similarly heard some “aye” votes from the chamber, though he said he wasn’t going to force people to go on the record with a roll call vote.


“It was just for fun—simmer down, bring up a little bit of laughter in such a somber environment of the times we’re in,” McDaniel said.


Erik Alteri, executive director of NORML, told Marijuana Moment that he appreciated the sentiment.


“During these trying times we all could certainly use a laugh which this amendment provided. Though having state legislators imbibe before session might not be the worst thing to encourage cooperation for the public good,” he said. “At the very least perhaps opponents of ending our failed probation on cannabis may finally realize they are ruining hundreds of thousands of lives per year over a plant.”


Another part of the inspiration behind the lawmaker’s amendment was a more serious provision of the overall legislation that provides protections for registered cannabis patients against having their registration in the program reported to the federal government.


The bill, SB 580, states that “no state agency, including employees therein, shall disclose to the federal government, any federal government employee, or any unauthorized third party, the statewide list or any individual information of persons who have applied for or obtained a medical marijuana card.”


McDaniel said that he supports both medical and adult-use cannabis legalization, though constituents in his district haven’t gotten on board with broader reform and so he doesn’t have immediate plans to introduce actionable legislation to that end. The legislator described himself as having a libertarian perspective on the issue.


He did sponsor a bill in 2018 that would have made a constitutional amendment establishing a limited medical cannabis program in the state. That came before voters approved more a far-reaching medical marijuana legalization measure during the November election that year.


Last month, a campaign to legalize marijuana in Missouri officially ended its bid to qualify for this year’s general election ballot due to signature gathering difficulties caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
 

Baron23

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I'm putting this here rather than in FL thread as....well, this isn't about FL legalization. But wow, do I remember Square Groupers washing up in FL in the 70's. Crap brick weed, often soaked in salt water, we didn't care....just roll a fatter joint! haha

I the 70's also you needed to be careful down in the keys on a boat...at night...as the former rum runners were now dope runners and could get a bit tetchy about company. haha

Then, in the early 80's, there was a plane trying to fly in low in south FL with a load of weed and struck a condo building as it was crossing the beach thus dumping a LOT of weed on the beach. haha

Hard to imagine doing this today....I mean, we already grow the best MJ so why smuggle in brick weed?

FL....def a different kind of place.

90 pounds of marijuana wash up on Florida beach

Jetsam found off Florida’s coast brought a new meaning to the phrase “high tide.”

Last week, about 90 pounds of marijuana washed up the shore of Marathon.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call April 30 at 4:06 p.m. near 109th Street Oceanside from someone who found a blue barrel along the Marathon beach.



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Deputies found the barrel with five trash bags filled with marijuana.

The U.S. Border Patrol was called and took possession of the marijuana.
 

Baron23

Well-Known Member
And we just rolling in the weird this morning


Culture
Marijuana Bumper Stickers? No Thanks, Drivers Say In National Survey


Even as a growing number of states are enacting legalization laws, stigma around marijuana is alive and well in the United States—at least according to a recent survey about the kinds of bumper stickers America’s drivers are willing to put on their vehicles.

Drivers said they would be less open to displaying a cannabis-related decal than ones featuring messages surrounding other controversial topics, such as politics, religion, gun ownership or even President Trump.

Of those who wouldn’t sport a cannabis bumper sticker on their cars, most said they worried it would affect how police would perceive them.
The survey of 1,195 people asked whether drivers would be willing to display various bumper-sticker messages, including their “support for/opposition to marijuana.” Of all the topics asked about, cannabis was the least popular, with only 34 percent of respondents saying they’d consider such a decal.

By comparison, 53 percent said they would be willing to advertise their views on gun ownership, 44 percent said they would display their religious identity and 42 percent said they would share their stance on President Trump.
Do marijuana bumper stickers make you more likely to get pulled over?

Courtesy of SafeHome.org
The survey was conducted by SafeHome.org, a website that publishes consumer information about home and personal safety. The company acknowledges that the data “rely on self-reporting,” which doesn’t always provide the most reliable conclusions. “There are many issues with self-reported data,” the site points out. “These issues include, but are not limited to, selective memory, telescoping, attribution and exaggeration.”

The poll nevertheless provides a glimpse into what at least some Americans are thinking when they weigh what views to broadcast on the road.
When drivers who said they wouldn’t display marijuana messages were asked what made them hesitate, 59 percent said they believed it would “affect how police perceive me.” Nearly half (45 percent) said they thought “it looks tacky”—more than any other topic but Trump.

Roughly a third of drivers who said they wouldn’t sport a cannabis bumper sticker said the topic was too personal (35 percent), it would affect how other drivers would perceive them (32 percent) or that they simply didn’t care enough about it (31 percent).

The survey also asked respondents about whether they believed their existing bumper stickers had indeed attracted unwanted attention, either from police or fellow drivers. Marijuana, however, was not included in that section of the survey. Among issues people believed they were pulled over unfairly for, “endorsement of racial identity/equality” ranked highest. When it came to aggression from other drivers, “support of/opposition to President Trump” was the top response.

Whether or not a weed bumper sticker makes someone more likely to be pulled over, it’s easy to see why drivers may have that fear. In many states, law enforcement organizations remain among the most stubborn opponents to legalization, and among their most common arguments is that legalization will make America’s roads more dangerous. Available data, however, are less clear on that subject.

Some research has found that traffic fatalities went down after legalization while overall accidents went up, a result that could be the result of drivers drinking less alcohol. The effects also seem to vary from state to state. A 2019 congressional report acknowledged the lack of a clear consensus on marijuana’s impact on driver safety. “Although laboratory studies have shown that marijuana consumption can affect a person’s response times and motor performance,” the Congressional Research Service wrote, “studies of the impact of marijuana consumption on a driver’s risk of being involved in a crash have produced conflicting results, with some studies finding little or no increased risk of a crash from marijuana usage.”

Cannabis, of course, is also the only item in the new bumper sticker survey that is directly attributable to motor impairment. That, combined with the fact that marijuana remains illegal in much of the country, is likely to make drivers think twice about slapping a weed-friendly bumper sticker on the back of their car.

Despite the controversy, however, most Americans support legalization at rates of between 60 percent and 70 percent, according to recent national polls. And a recent YouGov survey found that 55 percent of respondents said that legalization was either a complete success or “more of a success than a failure.”

Constitutionally speaking, Americans have a First Amendment right to political speech, and courts have ruled that bumper stickers generally fall under that protection. And political statements, even those supporting marijuana or its legalization in areas where it’s still illegal, aren’t themselves evidence that a person has violated any laws.

In practice, however, it’s still possible for law enforcement to target individuals for mundane reasons like bumper stickers only to later cite a different, more valid reason to justify a traffic stop. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it seems the best way to avoid attention when driving is to keep your car au naturel: Vehicles with at least one controversial decal on them, the SafeHome.org survey found, were almost three times more likely to be pulled over during the past year.
 

Baron23

Well-Known Member
Ole' Joe is a hoot.

'Charlamagne suggested America has “decades and decades of studies” from actual cannabis users, which should provide some indication of how marijuana impacts the brain. Biden adopted a joking manner in response.​
“Yeah, we do,” Biden said. “I know a lot of weed smokers.”​

Now, lest anyone think this is partisan cherry picking, I would agree with anybody that the other side of the aisle is as full of shit on this subject as anybody.

What I don't see Joe saying is that he will DIRECT the DEA (who works for who ever is President) to immediately reschedule MJ so that this fucking research can actually happen. And please, don't tell me about UN and international treaty regulation....all fo which we seem to be more than willing to ignore on other subjects if it suit our national interests.

Maybe this post should be moved to the general Misc MJ Legalization thread????

Or deleted if anybody feels that this is truly offensive political post...which is not my intention. Cheers


Joe Biden Says He Knows ‘A Lot Of Weed Smokers’ To Justify Stance On Not Legalizing Marijuana


The former Vice President underscored the need for more cannabis research, as anecdotal evidence suggests how marijuana impacts the brain.
Joe Biden joined The Breakfast Club radio program Friday, where the former Vice President discussed his agenda for black Americans as well as his drug policy. In an attempt to explain why marijuana should be decriminalized instead of legalized at the federal level, Biden replied, “I know a lot of weed smokers.”

The conversation started with Biden reprising his drug policy platform’s aim to undo the damages caused by the war on drugs, particularly for communities of color. Biden emphasized the need to eliminate jail time for drug possession crimes and provide mandatory rehab as an alternative solution.

“No one should be going to jail for drug crime. Period. Nobody. Nobody,” Biden said. “No matter what the crime, particularly marijuana which makes no sense for people to go to jail.”

“It costs less to put people in a drug rehabilitation program than it does in jail,” he added. “And you have a chance. We’ve got to give people a chance.

Breakfast Club host Charlamagne tha God asked Biden if he felt strongly about the issue, why did he differentiate between legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana? The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate replied it’s because marijuana research is lacking. Biden underlined that while cannabis is not a gateway drug—an opinion also stated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—we need better understanding of marijuana’s impact on brain development.

“We should wait until the studies are done,” Biden said. “I think science matters.”
Joe Biden Keeps Stating Conflicting Opinions About Marijuana

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Stringer/Getty Images
Charlamagne suggested America has “decades and decades of studies” from actual cannabis users, which should provide some indication of how marijuana impacts the brain. Biden adopted a joking manner in response.

“Yeah, we do,” Biden said. “I know a lot of weed smokers.”

Though Biden stressed the need for rigorous cannabis research, the offhand remark concerned cannabis advocates like the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). It appeared like Biden was going back on his word, using personal anecdotes about marijuana’s long-term neurocognitive impact to guide policy.

“It is irresponsible for any policymaker to make decisions on the basis of anecdotal evidence,” MPP Deputy Director Matthew Schweich told The Fresh Toast. “We call on both President Trump and Vice President Biden to listen to the American people and take firm positions in support of comprehensive federal marijuana reform.”
 

Bcbud

Cannabis enthusiast
Ole' Joe is a hoot.

'Charlamagne suggested America has “decades and decades of studies” from actual cannabis users, which should provide some indication of how marijuana impacts the brain. Biden adopted a joking manner in response.​
“Yeah, we do,” Biden said. “I know a lot of weed smokers.”​

Now, lest anyone think this is partisan cherry picking, I would agree with anybody that the other side of the aisle is as full of shit on this subject as anybody.

What I don't see Joe saying is that he will DIRECT the DEA (who works for who ever is President) to immediately reschedule MJ so that this fucking research can actually happen. And please, don't tell me about UN and international treaty regulation....all fo which we seem to be more than willing to ignore on other subjects if it suit our national interests.

Maybe this post should be moved to the general Misc MJ Legalization thread????

Or deleted if anybody feels that this is truly offensive political post...which is not my intention. Cheers


Joe Biden Says He Knows ‘A Lot Of Weed Smokers’ To Justify Stance On Not Legalizing Marijuana


The former Vice President underscored the need for more cannabis research, as anecdotal evidence suggests how marijuana impacts the brain.
Joe Biden joined The Breakfast Club radio program Friday, where the former Vice President discussed his agenda for black Americans as well as his drug policy. In an attempt to explain why marijuana should be decriminalized instead of legalized at the federal level, Biden replied, “I know a lot of weed smokers.”

The conversation started with Biden reprising his drug policy platform’s aim to undo the damages caused by the war on drugs, particularly for communities of color. Biden emphasized the need to eliminate jail time for drug possession crimes and provide mandatory rehab as an alternative solution.

“No one should be going to jail for drug crime. Period. Nobody. Nobody,” Biden said. “No matter what the crime, particularly marijuana which makes no sense for people to go to jail.”

“It costs less to put people in a drug rehabilitation program than it does in jail,” he added. “And you have a chance. We’ve got to give people a chance.

Breakfast Club host Charlamagne tha God asked Biden if he felt strongly about the issue, why did he differentiate between legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana? The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate replied it’s because marijuana research is lacking. Biden underlined that while cannabis is not a gateway drug—an opinion also stated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—we need better understanding of marijuana’s impact on brain development.

“We should wait until the studies are done,” Biden said. “I think science matters.”
Joe Biden Keeps Stating Conflicting Opinions About Marijuana

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Stringer/Getty Images
Charlamagne suggested America has “decades and decades of studies” from actual cannabis users, which should provide some indication of how marijuana impacts the brain. Biden adopted a joking manner in response.

“Yeah, we do,” Biden said. “I know a lot of weed smokers.”

Though Biden stressed the need for rigorous cannabis research, the offhand remark concerned cannabis advocates like the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). It appeared like Biden was going back on his word, using personal anecdotes about marijuana’s long-term neurocognitive impact to guide policy.

“It is irresponsible for any policymaker to make decisions on the basis of anecdotal evidence,” MPP Deputy Director Matthew Schweich told The Fresh Toast. “We call on both President Trump and Vice President Biden to listen to the American people and take firm positions in support of comprehensive federal marijuana reform.”
Mandetory rehab that’s progressive if you live in Russia or China.
 

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