giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com April 24, 2017


Feds considering cannabis tracking system

21 April 2017, 02:04 | Marion Schneider

Carney, lawmakers and advocates for legalizing marijuana will participate in the public meeting at Delaware Tech's George Campus in Wilmington.

The federal government is coming under fire from the opposition Conservatives for failing to disclose how much a cannabis tracking system will cost - just one of a host of proposed changes to be ushered in along with the legalization of marijuana. Those who now use marijuana report that while under the influence, 52 percent are most likely to watch television, 45 percent are most likely to eat, 41 percent prefer to listen to music, 33 percent smoke to socialize and 31 percent are likely to drink alcohol after smoking.

More generally on the topic of drug abuse, 69 percent think that should be treated as an addiction and mental health problem rather than a criminal offense. And some new polls show just how strong that movement is becoming. Back in 1979, this poll found just 27 percent saying it should be legal. "I believe it's an unhealthy practice, and current levels of THC in marijuana are very high compared to what they were a few years ago, and we're seeing real violence around that".

Many states have legalized pot in some form, and most Americans don't think the federal government should try to stop its sale and use in those states.

The government legislation did not offer any specifics on tax measures for marijuana. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid joins CBSN...

Seventy percent of those who've tried marijuana support recreational legalization, the study reports; non-users are split on whether to legalize the drug, with 49 percent supporting and 47 percent opposing.

NK unveils footage of simulated missile attack on US
He added that his company has "no way to monitor and approve the use of the trucks by North Korea". How great is the North Korea threat? "Maybe he won't be able to help", said Trump.


White House denies misleading public in armada push
Spicer said the USS Carl Vinson's "ultimate destination" was the Korean Peninsula and that "that's where it ended up". US President Donald Trump said last week he had ordered the strike group to head for Korean waters.


Chevrolet FNX-R concept debuts at Auto Shanghai
The concept demonstrates a "powerful, attractive design language" using what Chevy calls "clear, masculine lines". The FNR-X is expected to morph into a production auto for the Chinese market in the future.


Marijuana entrepreneurs are capitalizing on 4/20, the annual pothead holiday, as an opportunity to sell even more weed than usual. Anti-pot group faces campaign finance violations from its work opposing marijuana legalization in California. Majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and independents all agree.

76% of the public views regular tobacco use as more risky than pot use when compared head-to-head, while 72% view alcohol as more unsafe than cannabis when compared side by side. If a doctor were to prescribe marijuana, about two-thirds of Americans, 66%, said that they would be likely to use it. The number of store licenses is limited, and some cities and counties have banned marijuana businesses, but, in general, an adult who is a resident or visitor to Washington can find a place to buy marijuana products legally in most cities of any size in the state.

"It is not anything other than prohibition 2.0", Newcombe said, who is especially upset that the federal Liberals have not taken steps to decriminalize the drug in the interim. The proposed law will allow authorized marijuana to be bought by anyone over the age of 18, but the provinces may set a higher age if they are so inclined.

There are partisan differences.

The poll also found that 58 per cent of Canadians polled thought that marijuana legalization would do more good than harm, whereas 42 per cent felt that it would do more harm than good.

The percentage of Americans who say they have personally tried marijuana has risen over the past twenty years.



Other News

Trending Now

Regional parties enough to tackle BJP: Mamata
But both states are on the BJP's radar and a federal front, by any name, may just have taken baby steps. They (regional parties) are strong enough. "We believe in unity", she told the media here.

Time for radical economic change is now, Ramaphosa says
Baloyi also stressed the importance of funding and support for small businesses in order to ensure inclusive growth. Yet, even amid the great difficulties we now confront, there is progress, there is development and there is hope.

U.S. accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'
The International Atomic Energy Agency has on multiple occasions verified Iran's adherence to its commitments under the JCPOA. In the redesign, the heavy water reactor will be reconfigured so it can not yield fissile plutonium usable in a nuclear bomb.

Pakistan's top court rules prime minister can stay in power
Upon receipt of the JIT report, "issues relating to the disqualification of the PM may be taken up", says the verdict. Sharif and his family have to appear for investigation before the probe team once it is formed.

Killer of NFL's Will Smith gets 25 years for manslaughter
And with tears and anger, she lashed out at the man who shot her and killed her husband during a traffic dispute a year ago . That was the same request from Hayes' mother, whose uncontrollable sobbing led to a brief recess while she composed herself.

Vetr Inc. Downgrades American Airlines Group Inc (AAL) to Hold
If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved edged up 0.98% to end the day at $50.24. American Airlines Group, Inc. has a 50 day moving average of 43.05 and a 200 day moving average of 44.20.

Madrid clubs back on top in European soccer
Cristiano Ronaldo had nine shots against Bayern Munich and scored three times. "You can't decide a semi-final spot like this". We want to win it again this year.

Encouraging to see Chinese effort to control North Korea
One diplomat said it was unlikely the Security Council would be able to resolve differences on the statement. The press secretary said it was too early to say the extent of the action China was taking.

BJP will form government in Odisha in 2019: Naidu
The BJP national president said he would spend three days in Kerala as part of the organisational expansion drive. The Prime Minister did talk about social justice and how our Muslim sisters should also get justice.

Pro-pot activists plan to hand out joints outside Capitol
Shortly after they began, Capitol Police arrested two of the demonstrators and warned the rest not to block the sidewalk. Thursday's official marijuana holiday, dubbed 420 by enthusiasts, is reaching new highs (get it?) this year.