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Don't Fire California Teachers for Private Marijuana Use

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, July, 2nd 2013 by THCFinder
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ROLE MODELS ARE HUMANS TOO - The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Behind a veiled claim of protecting the public, collateral sanctions continue to be heaped upon those arrested for using drugs. While these policies may be well intentioned, they are creating an inter-generational chain reaction that unjustly impacts entire communities for decades to come. 
 
Every time a well-intentioned lawmaker adds another collateral sanction or lifetime punishment for a drug violation, they advance the New Jim Crow (the impetus for segregation), and further arm the drug war, which has had a disproportionate impact on Black and Latino communities. 
 
Such is the case of AB 375 by Joan Buchanan, Democrat of Livermore, California. In the main, it's a good bill, making it easier to suspend or fire teachers who are charged with or convicted of sex offenses, or other serious misconduct. However, it also includes provisions to make it easier to drum a teacher out of his or her job for low level drug offenses, including using marijuana on their own time, away from school, or growing or using marijuana recommended by their doctor. 
 
While it is not the intent of this bill to disqualify greater numbers of Black and Latino teachers than whites that is its likely effect. In 2010, the arrest rate for marijuana misdemeanors per 100,000 persons varied greatly by race: Black: 473 per 100,000; Latino: 169; White: 142; Asian: 65. 
 
Policies that deny college funding, business and contractors licenses, deny food stamps and other public assistance such as healthcare and housing, and even remove the right to vote, based on a nonviolent drug conviction, further disenfranchise Black and Latino communities, building a permanent underclass of untouchables. 
 
But it doesn't stop there. As an unintended consequence of the effort to destroy the lives and abilities for success among those who use drugs, policymakers are systematically removing the mentors of the next generation and quashing the examples they might have set for today's youth. 
 
To be clear, teachers can already be dismissed for being intoxicated on the job, or if their use involves a minor. These are policies that Drug Policy Alliance wholeheartedly supports. However, AB 375 would police the private lives of teachers and make dismissal a reality for behavior conducted on their own time, including cultivating or using marijuana for personal medical use. 
 
Whenever the punishments for drug arrests or drug convictions are widened, as is the case in this bill, the lifetime collateral consequences fall hardest on people of color, their families and communities. 
 

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Hemp in Wisconsin; a perfect climate and soil for growing marijuana

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, July, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
hemp-in-wisconsinMADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin has a rich history in hemp cultivation. The state’s soil and climate are ideal for the growth of the crop. Unfortunately, due to federal regulation, hemp cannot be grown in the state, or in any other state. 
 
Hemp was first planted in Wisconsin in 1908. Over the next four decades, the state’s fertile south-central region proved to be a favorable location for cultivation. For many years, Wisconsin stood behind only Kentucky in terms of hemp acreage. 
 
Granted, much of the production of hemp in the twentieth century was dedicated to wartime use. The military employed hemp for a variety of purposes in both World Wars. L.H. Dewey of the USDA once stated that, “Wisconsin hemp is now used in sewing the shoes worn by American soldiers and hemp fiber is at the present time the only suitable fiber available in sufficient quantities for this purpose. It is also used as cordage in ship building, and hemp tow is the best available material for calking vessels.” 
 
Although hemp cultivation all but ceased by the late 1950s, criminalization did not take full effect until the passing of Controlled Substances Act in 1970. Since then, many novel uses for hemp have been discovered and developed.
 
Hemp can be used in the production of paper, construction materials, insulation, geotextiles, and even foodstuffs. The plant is also promising from an environmental standpoint: in comparison to cotton, the amount of herbicides and pesticides required to grow hemp is negligible.
 

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Just Smoke Weed

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, July, 1st 2013 by THCFinder

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Stoners Live Life

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, June, 29th 2013 by THCFinder

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Stoners believe in a world that can live in peace and harmony. Live your life the StonerDays way! Arise from your sleepy slumber and wake & bake with your favorite pipe. Smoke weed with stoners around the world. A united “one love” between any and all. We live StonerDays.

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Today is gonna be an radically awesome day because happiness comes from within. One of my favorite quotes I’ve come across in life is “Happiness is a choice”. I truly do believe happiness is by our own design. Everyday we have a choice to live the life we were given to it’s fullest. Do not take this for-granted. As stoners it is our duty to live peacefully. Our hippie brothers and sisters started a revolution “Peace not War”. Let us not forget our past but embrace it. Live StonerDays.

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Create from within yourself a life that has no limitations of love. Retrain your brain. Smoke freely. StonerDays a way of life.

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Our good vibes shine brightly and vibrantly! We bring only good vibes to your lives. This is our mission statement and we promise to provide a peaceful unity with stoners of all walks of life. From California to Australia, from New York to China, we want you to express yourself! Shine through that crystal glass bong. Live your life through StonerDays.

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Show the world we are more than just stoners. We are the people of tomorrow, today. We believe in a higher state of mind. Endless possibilities will open from this higher state, your mind is your own drawing board. Write, draw, shape, and form new ideas while you inhale Gods gift to man – marijuana. Live StonerDays.

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Set sail with us as we journey to a new world. No stoner will be left behind. We are united as one and created to live a life of great happiness. We are home grown, nurtured and carefully hand picked individuals. We are the future!

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Source: http://stonerdays.com


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College Women Who Smoke Marijuana Are More Likely To Hook Up, Study Finds

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, June, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
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First-year female college students who smoke pot are more likely to hook up, especially if they engaged in casual sex before arriving on campus, a study discovered.
 
"Our findings suggest hooking up during the first year of college is influenced by pre-college hook ups, personality, behavioral intentions, the social and situational context, family background and substance use patterns –- particularly marijuana use," Robyn L. Fielder, the study's lead author, said in a statement Wednesday.
 
The study, titled "Predictors of Sexual Hookups: A Theory-Based, Prospective Study of First-Year College Women," surveyed 483 incoming first-year female college students several times over eight months. It was published in May in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, an academic journal. Fielder worked on the research as a doctoral student at Syracuse University with Michael Carey, a Syracuse psychology professor during the research now at Brown University.
 
They defined a hook up as sex between partners who "are not in a committed relationship" and "the interaction is short-term and does not signify that a romantic relationship will begin," reports The Daily Orange, the Syracuse student newspaper. Women who smoked weed and binge-drank alcohol were more likely to engage in oral sex in a hook up situation than women who did not smoke pot or binge-drink. Marijuana consumers had vaginal sex hook ups more often than women who did not smoke pot, according to the study.
 
About one-quarter of all women surveyed had at least one hook up involving either oral sex or vaginal sex during their first year at college, according to an abstract of the study.
 
Pre-college hook ups were the strongest indicator that women would engage in casual sex during their first year of college, according to the study. Other factors increasing the likelihood of hooking up included impulsivity, sensation-seeking, alcohol use, "social comparison orientation" and situational triggers. Race, socioeconomic status, academics, cigarette smoking and "parental connectedness" were not predictive indicators of sexual hook ups, the authors concluded.
 

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Fight crime not Cannabis

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, June, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder

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