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Like Weed? Good, Keep it to Yourself!

So, you like marijuana. Well, you don’t say? That’s good for you!

Ever so increasingly the general populace is getting re-hip to marijuana and the benefits associated with it. 333 more words

HARD Summer and legal belligerence

3 die after attending HARD Summer rave near Fontana (http://lat.ms/2aKrN6q)

I just attended this concert, and lived. There was around 150,000 people. HARD Summer is an annual festival for electronic dance music, ordinarily thrown in the Los Angeles fairgrounds but moved to Fontana this year. 1,167 more words

Current Events

Would “legalization” lower escort rates? Client Questions — New Orleans Escort & Courtesan

A client asks: I wonder though, that if sex work was ever legalized, if the value of your time would decrease? Just a question… As supply increases, demand lowers.

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Escort Blog

Rauner Signs Legislation Reducing Pot Penalties In Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday making marijuana possession in small amounts punishable by fines, but not jail time.

The governor has said that existing penalties for petty marijuana offenses were too severe, and that “criminal prosecution of cannabis possession is also a drain on public resources.” Rauner had been expected to sign the bill because it included language he requested after vetoing similar legislation last year. 271 more words

News

Our government may soon announce decriminalizing marijuana -- or not

When President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, the federal government put marijuana in the category of the nation’s most dangerous drugs, along with LSD, heroin and mescaline.

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History

High-Minded Curation: Pot Exhibit Unveiled at Oakland Museum

It ain’t easy being green. Or historically it hasn’t been, at least.

Pot hasn’t had a very chill time of it in our culture—from the racist inception of marijuana laws early in the century, to the “Reefer Madness” of the midcentury, to the drug wars of the ‘80s. 247 more words

News & Politics

Pointscast, Episode 3

Today, Alex Tepperman and Kyle Bridge bring you the third installment of the new podcast from Points.

On the third episode of Pointscast:

* Following a disorderly introduction, Kyle and Alex open with a discussion of Patrick Hilsman’s recent piece on… 108 more words

Pointscast