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Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, December, 2nd 2015 by THCFinder


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How To Get Senior Citizens To Vote For Marijuana Reform

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, December, 2nd 2015 by THCFinder

robert platshorn silver tour washington dc rally event seniors senior citizensStatistically speaking, senior citizens are the most likely demographic to oppose marijuana reform. That’s a big problem when you also consider the fact that senior citizens vote at a higher rate than anyone else. Whenever I look at polling for certain campaign efforts, I always look at the senior citizen polling first. I always sit and daydream about how easy it would be to end marijuana prohibition in state after state if the marijuana reform movement was able to get even a small percentage of those ‘no’ senior citizen voters to change to the ‘yes’ side.

It seems like so many campaigns, organizations, and reform efforts quickly disregard the senior citizen demographic, as if it’s just hopeless and no one should even try to change seniors’ minds. A truly comprehensive campaign strategy (or awareness strategy leading up to the launch of a campaign) would have a plan in place to reach seniors. If only there was an easy way to do that…

Insert Robert Platshorn, and The Silver Tour. Robert Platshorn is probably the most dynamic public speaker I have ever seen from the marijuana movement, and maybe anywhere else. I first heard him speak at the 2012 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. Within seconds of grabbing the microphone on a panel dealing with reform efforts, the entire crowd (including and especially myself) was captivated and hanging on his every word. He has a way of putting some amazing humor together with cannabis reform educational facts that leave you always wanting more.

I don’t think that’s a coincidence, because Robert Platshorn was one of, if not the, original pitchman (feel free to factcheck). Whether he was the first or not is irrelevant, because he is definitely a stellar public speaker regardless. Jay Smoker and I have always wondered why every campaign and organization in America doesn’t swoop him up and put him on a senior citizen center tour across America. Imagine how many minds would be changed?

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/how-to-get-senior-citizens-to-vote-for-marijuana-reform/


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Marijuana Is the Most Popular Drug on the Planet, Time to Make it Legal

Category: News | Posted on Wed, December, 2nd 2015 by THCFinder

Although much of the world’s leadership continues to treat marijuana as though it is a parasite attacking the delicate moral fiber of civil society, a new interactive drug map suggests that very few are still buying into the propaganda behind antiquated drug policies, giving way to a worldwide revolution.

Compiled using the latest United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report, addiction treatment group Recovery Brands has scrawled a unique portrait of the world’s grips with illicit substances, which indicates that marijuana is the most commonly used substance on the planet. 

Snuffing out dangerous drugs like prescription painkillers, it seems that most people across the globe would simply rather smoke weed than indulge in dope. However, as the report points out, the scourge of opioid addiction is far from under control.

“Although opioids are the most treated drug in the world, they are not the most consumed,” the report reads. “With only a few exceptions, marijuana is every country’s top drug by the proportion of users.”

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/marijuana-most-popular-drug-planet-time-make-it-legal


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Tis the season to be jolly.

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, December, 1st 2015 by THCFinder


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In Uruguay, the Only Country with Legal Cannabis, Price is Less than $1 a Gram

Category: Odd | Posted on Tue, December, 1st 2015 by THCFinder

With Canada currently examining ways to legally regulate the distribution of recreational cannabis, we thought it was a good idea to take an updated look at the only country in the world that has legalized the sale of cannabis; Uruguay (other countries may turn a blind eye to cannabis sales, but Uruguay is the only one where it has been statutorily legalized).

In Uruguay, it’s entirely legal for those 18 and older to cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants at any given time, with an allowed annual harvest of roughly 500 grams. Adults can also join cannabis clubs, where cannabis can be shared and consumed, and can purchase cannabis from designated cannabis pharmacies. Although the United Nations has warned Uruguay about moving forward with this new law, they’ve done so anyway.

 

Within the country, cannabis is being sold entirely tax-free to help undercut the black market. This brings the average price per gram down to just 22 Uruguayan pesos, or roughly $1. Although this results in less revenue earned by the country, it prevents situations where the black market simply lowers their prices to compete with the typically higher price of legal cannabis.

Read More:http://thejointblog.com/in-uruguay-the-only-country-with-legal-cannabis-price-is-less-than-1-a-gram/


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