Whoever Replaces Trump Will Probably Like Marijuana

The never-ending campaign mode that long ago swallowed American politics and turned elected officials into full-time development directors (their foundation’s goal this season: themselves) in search of the best billionaire to serve as their ATM has at least one benefit in the age of Trump: It’s campaign season!

People are planning for life after Trump, and so should you (provided there is life on earth, at all, after 2020. No promises!). And with a solid majority of Americans signaling time and again their preference for an America with legal weed, as POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci predicts, whomever succeeds Donald Trump and takes over the renovated White House will almost certainly be sympathetic to legalization.

Barring indictment by grand jury, a change in temperament and a preference for playing golf in Russia, or the end of civilization as we know it, Donald Trump will face some currently well-known Democrat in just slightly more than three years time in the 2020 election.

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Police Try Out New Database for Documenting Opioid Overdoses

BY JENNIFER MCDERMOTT

ASSOCIATED PRESS

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are testing a new database for documenting opioid overdoses they hope will help departments share information in real time and get people into treatment.

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Can Legal Weed Rescue West Virginia?

When a bill was introduced in West Virginia to legalize medical marijuana this past spring, MMJ patients were pleased and so were some Republican politicians who are not normally known for such displays of support.

“I think we all know someone who has benefited from some application of marijuana or certainly could benefit based on the research that’s available today,” said John Shott, West Virginia’s Republican Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

Another governmental organization that also perked up its collective ears was the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.

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Study: Energy Drinks Gateway to Cocaine Addiction

Young adults who suck down ridiculous amounts of popular energy drinks, like Monster and Red Bull, are at an increased risk for becoming zombie-eyed speed fiends later in life, claims a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Public Health say they have discovered that people are more likely to have their back hairs ripped out by the teeth of the vicious Columbian coca-monkey if they abused energy drinks in their early 20’s.

The study, which consisted of more than 1,000 recruits brought in at the age of 18, determined that people who lean on energy drinks as part of their daily ritual are more likely to end up with a cocaine addiction than those who get by without caffeinated wings.

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LISTEN: “Ways To Get Stoned” with The Habit

With a name inspired by their addiction to weed, Seattle’s flagship comedy outfit The Habit drops a weekly “Fantasy Drafts” podcast – but instead of drafting football players, they pick abstract concepts like Mythical Creatures, Ways To Die, and Breakfast Cereal Mascots.

Ep 0019: Ways To Get Stoned Fantasy Draft

More an excuse for these journeymen intellibros to riff off each other’s rapier wits, their latest “Ways To Get Stoned” features the comedians getting progressively higher throughout the episode. With a special guest appearance by The Empire Strikes Back’s Billy Dee Williams, the draft reaches a fever pitch with discussion of Honey Bear stopping 9-11, and their mutual hatred of vaporizers.

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The Ultimate Stoner Dorm Room Guide

It’s back to school time, and for many, it’s the beginning of college: college campuses will soon be swarming with new freshmen to get in everyone’s way and see how far they can push the rules. One of those rules is smoking in dorms—while we don’t condone the practice, we know you’re going to anyway.

So, to keep you safe (and make you a little cooler to new friends), here’s our list of what you need to toke in your dorm room

1. Smell-Proof Container for Bud

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Stoner Sex: Rekindling Old Flames, Suicidal Thoughts, Jealousy & Period Sex

Dear Hyapatia,

I love my girlfriend very much, and sex with her is some of the best sex I have ever had. She is wild and passionate all in one. I don’t want to be gross or anything, but my girlfriend wants to have sex at all times… if you know what I mean. I personally do not like to have sex when it is “that time of the month.” She takes this personally. I have tried to explain that I have never enjoyed that with any of my girlfriends. She understands that but wants our relationship to be different. I just don’t want to and don’t think I physically would be able to even if I tried. Why is she so hung up on this? — Kyle

Dear Kyle,

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Officials Seize 1,200 Pounds of Pot off San Diego Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard seized 1,200 pounds of marijuana off the coast of San Diego, after a sailor sent out an SOS distress signal last week, due to the boat’s broken battery.

The distress call came in over the radio, to the Coast Guard from a crew member on the boat, who reported they were having battery trouble. When members of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter arrived, they discovered much more than an issue with a battery.

Upon inspection of the vessel, 50 bundles of marijuana, totaling 1,200 pounds, were discovered on board.

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Feds to Study Curbing Opioid Epidemic with Medical Pot

The underbelly of the capitalist beast that is the United States government is working to get to the bottom of the claims that have surfaced over the past couple of years, suggesting that medical marijuana is effective at reducing opioid consumption in adults suffering from chronic pain.

It was revealed last week that the National Institutes of Health recently awarded a $3.8 million grant to the scientific minds at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System to conduct a five-year investigation to determine whether cannabis medicine could be used as an alternative to prescription painkillers.

This is the first time Uncle Sam has ever coughed up a single cent to delve deeper into an increasing body of evidence pointing to cannabis as the trapdoor out of the opioid epidemic.

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