Richard Branson asked for weed at the White House
Category: News | Posted on Mon, March, 19th 2012 by THCFinder
When you go to a White House state dinner and you’re lucky enough to get some face time with the president, what do you ask the president?
“I asked him if I could have a spliff,” businessman and Virgin Group honcho Richard Branson told a crowd gathered at The Atlantic’s Washington offices Thursday, the day after attending the dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron.
“But they didn’t have any,” Branson continued, according to a video of the event as he recalled his effort to procure weed the night before at the White House.
What’s he smoking? Well, Branson is a longtime advocate for the legalization of marijuana — and an admitted recreational pot puffer — and spoke at an Atlantic Exchange panel discussion titled “Benchmarching the War on Drugs.” Branson appeared alongside The Atlantic’s Washington Editor-At-Large Steve Clemons and Ethan Nadelmann, the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
Patient punishment: Medicinal pot user weeded out of work
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, March, 19th 2012 by THCFinder
A plumber with a valid medical marijuana prescription was denied work on a city project after testing positive for the drug, prompting a prominent San Francisco union boss to demand changes to a labor agreement.
Larry Mazzola Sr., a business manager for the UA Local 38 plumbers union, has initiated conversations with the general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Ed Harrington, to change language in a project labor agreement for the $4.6 billion Water System Improvement Program.
At issue is whether medical marijuana users should have certain protections when they fail drug tests. Mazzola’s effort began in January after the plumber was denied work.
Mazzola said the agreement’s substance abuse policy flies in the face of San Francisco values, since elected officials have time and again reaffirmed the rights of medicinal cannabis users, declared The City a medical marijuana sanctuary and created a comprehensive dispensary licensing program.
Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, March, 19th 2012 by THCFinder
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