New Study Confirms Pot Smokers are Happy, Well Adjusted and Successful

Not to be that person who says “I told you so,” but a new study has concluded that pot smokers are not a bunch of lazy slackers but indeed well-adjusted human beings who cross a large swath of society’s diverse types of individuals.

The landmark new study conducted by BDS Analytics, entitled “Cannabis Consumers are Happy Campers,” surveyed 2,000 California and Colorado adults, with a quota of 1,200 people who have used marijuana within the past six months.

The logic was to gather info from a population sample that was representative of the general public.

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Drug Use in the Workplace Has Increased Dramatically

There are now more American workers showing up to their job with drugs in their system than there have been in over a decade.

New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics, a company that provides human resource departments all over the nation with drug screening services, revealed earlier this week that there are now seeing more employees test positive for illegal substances, such as cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine, than they have in the past 12 years.

Unfortunately, it seems that legal marijuana could be putting some of these workers in the unemployment line.

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Radical Rant: Denver, Just Treat Pot (Consumers) Like Alcohol (Consumers)—As We Voted

Throughout the campaigns to legalize marijuana in eight states so far, a familiar refrain has been, “Treat Marijuana Like Alcohol.”

Yet, in all eight states, we’re not even close to treating marijuana like alcohol.

Where, in any state, may adults only purchase a limited amount of alcohol, only from stores with opaque windows with little to no signage; where onsite consumption may not occur; where only alcohol may be sold in opaque childproof packages, limited to only 20 proof, free from any colors, flavors, shapes or designs that appeal to children; to be consumed only in private at a home one owns or a rental with the owner’s explicit permission to do so?

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Nevada Fails to Legalize Cannabis Lounges

Nevada had a fighting shot at becoming the first state in America to bring to life the inception of the cannabis lounge, but lawmakers dragged their feet on the issue, causing it to die a quiet death last week at the steps of the State Assembly.

A report from the Nevada Appeal indicates that Senate Bill 236, which was introduced by Senator Tick Segerblom, failed to be given any consideration from the lower house before last Friday’s deadline—killing the bill until it can be reintroduced in 2018.

The proposal, which was designed to give tourists “options to legally and responsibility consume marijuana,” would have allowed the existence of pot clubs in certain areas. It also would have provided opportunities for promoters to permit public consumption at festivals and other special events.

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France to Drop Prison Terms for Pot Use

France will introduce a law by year’s end to end prison terms for cannabis use, a spokesman for the new President Emmanuel Macron said last Friday.

Macron made his pledge to reform laws on cannabis use a key campaign plank during the hard-fought race. Under current law, offenders can face a year in prison plus a fine of up to 3,750 euros ($4,200).

“Last year, 180,000 people were found to be in violation of drug laws,” said Macron spokesman Christophe Castaner, according to the French national news agency AFP. “On average these cases take up six hours of police time and the same amount for the presiding magistrate. Is the system effective? No. What is important today is to be effective, and above all to free up time for our police so they can focus more on essential matters.”

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The (Sort of, Not Really) Connection Between Pot and Islamic Terrorism

Photo by Justin Cannabis. 

Tom Nichols is a national security expert. He’s a professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, an author currently out on a nationwide book tour and a contributor to The Federalist—that august online journal of ideas, including the notion that using pseudoscience to justify white supremacy ranks you among the “greatest living Americans.”

He is also the sagacious seer of social media, an internet opinion-haver who’s just throwing something out there: perpetrators of Islamic terrorism happen to smoke marijuana.

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Survey: How American Cannabis Users Compare to the Rest of the World

This piece is brought to you by the founder of the Global Drug Survey, consultant psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist, Dr. Adam R. Winstock. 

These findings are from the world’s biggest drug survey GDS2017 (including 69,000 cannabis users).

The Good

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California Attorney General: I Once Smoked Marijuana

Look, we get it. It’s hard to talk about drugs. It’s hard even for top law enforcement officials, like California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who would prefer to talk about his underwear rather than whether or not he ever smoked weed.

But once he’s informed the world that he wears boxers—sure, he’ll let you know that once upon a time, many, many years ago, he “tried” marijuana.

Becerra, 59, spent nearly 24 years representing downtown Los Angeles in Congress. Since December, he’s served as attorney general after his predecessor Kamala Harris was sworn in as a U.S. Senator. He was in San Francisco on Wednesday night for a POLITICO event to talk about life under Trump (as was U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader and, by extension, California’s chief Trump regime collaborator).

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14 Celeb Moms Who Smoke Pot

Sometimes, you’re lucky to have a mom that hits that sweet spot between stern enough to ensure you grow up well and lax enough to let you have some fun.

In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we salute the celebrity moms that have gone on record with their coolness.

1 – Whoopi Goldberg

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Want to Legalize Marijuana? Get Moms on Board

Remember a mom called Candace Lightner, who, after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by a drunk driver in 1980, founded an organization, which is is now one of the largest non-profits in the entire country?

Did you know that one of the essential factors in the repeal of Prohibition, back in 1933, was the active support provided by a large group of well-organized mothers? OK, fair enough, they got booze banned in the first place, but they did help legalize it again.

Examples like these, and there are many more, make you realize that the missing ingredient in the marijuana legalization battle has been your mother. But that’s changing.

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