Colorado Earmarks Pot Tax Revenue to Fight Bullying
In addition to building schools, educational programs and various other services like school drop-out prevention and mentoring projects, the Colorado Education Department (CDE) will receive a $2 million grant to prevent bullying in schools, according to Denver 7.
Thanks to the passage of Proposition BB, which allows the state to retain $66 million of pot tax revenue for school construction and state programs, the CDE can put this new bullying prevention program into place.
Chelsea Clinton Suggests Marijuana Is Killing People
Former White House rugrat Chelsea Clinton believes marijuana may have some therapeutic benefits, but she also thinks the herb may be killing people in states where it has been made legal.
During a recent appearance at Youngstown State University, Clinton—campaigning on behalf of her mother, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton—told a crowd of students that “anecdotally, we have lots of evidence” that cannabis is effective in treating epilepsy and stimulating the appetites of those undergoing chemotherapy treatment. But she then went on to say that there are still some public health concerns associated with pot consumption due to recent deaths in Colorado.
Google: Americans Are Searching for Weed More Than Ever
Searching the Internet, let’s admit it, is fun, entertaining, edgy and often educational.
Thanks to our genius friends at Google and their top-secret algorithms that constantly track everything we do online, we can now search for what we’ve all been searching.
And it seems that an interest in weed is burning up the information highway like a hot, smoldering joint.
Google Trends reports that weed searches rose nearly 75 percent between 2004 and 2016, according to Business Insider.
Marijuana Busts Drop to Lowest Rate in 20 Years
The feds say that marijuana arrests are dropping.
Year over year, they dropped 7 percent, to about 575,000 in 2015. That’s still 575,00 too many, but it’s a welcome change from 2007, where 800,000 marijuana arrests were made.
The decline makes sense given that four states and the District of Columbia have legalized the drug. But it also tells you that a lot of police time is being used up on a pointless exercise in the states that haven’t yet legalized.
Army to Troops: Stay Away from Pot Fests
It is no secret that the United States military will practically bury those soldiers caught smoking marijuana in a dark, damp corridor underneath the Pentagon. Now one Army general in Alaska has made it clear that it’s verboten even to attend cannabis-related festivals.
Major General Bryan Owens, the leading command behind the Army stationed in the Last Frontier, issued a statement to more than 10,000 soldiers prohibiting them from attending stoned soirees, including “marijuana, cannabis or hemp fairs, festivals, conventions and similar events.”
“These types of events typically involve, but are not limited to, promoting the use of marijuana and disseminating information on the growing and processing of marijuana,” Owens wrote. “Attendance at such events is inconsistent with military service and has the potential to adversely impact the health, welfare and good order and discipline for soldiers stationed here.”
Phoenix Chief: 3 Officers Resign After Man Forced to Eat Pot
PHOENIX (AP) — Three Phoenix police officers have resigned after a man alleged they forced him to eat marijuana found in his vehicle to avoid going to jail, Chief Joseph Yahner said Thursday.
A fourth officer, Jeff Farrior, was demoted from lieutenant to sergeant for being aware of last week’s incident and not taking appropriate action, Yahner told reporters.
“Their actions are appalling and unacceptable. This conduct is against everything that we stand for,” Yahner said.
Police identified the three officers who quit as Richard G. Pina, Jason E. McFadden and Michael J. Carnicle.
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