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Hey mainstream media, you suck, you lie, you are a disgrace to humanity. Get a real job in the real world! Pathetic scum.
I am from Canada and I have listened to the CBC all my life. I used to think they were cool journalists. They’re not. They are the same as the American or German journalists that merely spout what their overlords tell them to spout. No freedom of thought whatsoever. An example: The CBC produced a segment yesterday on a disgruntled pathetic Ukrainian that was jailed by Russia for terrorist activities relating to Ukraine’s recent coup orchestrated by the US and its subservient usual bunch of idiotic fascist little psychopaths. The CBC said that Russia took over Crimea by force. Not. Any astute and intelligent person who followed that story know this was not the case. Crimea asked, begged, Russia to let it become part of Russia once again. Something like 94% of Crimeans voted for this. The CBC does not want to understand this. Pathetic. It deserves to be on the list of Fake News sites.
We are sick of these fraudulent fake jerks who actually believe they are ‘journalists. Think again eejits, you are a bunch of deluded and corrupted liars.
“Who gave the mainstream media the right to be judge , jury, and executioner to determine what constitutes fake news?”
December 7, 2016
Fake news stories and fake narratives put out by the mainstream media have resulted in deaths, destruction and people’s lives being ruined.
The most harmful fake news is routinely published by the mainstream media. They are the main progenitors of fake news.
– The fake news that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and that Iraq was involved in 9/11, dutifully regurgitated without question by the mainstream media, resulted in hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis, thousands of dead and injured U.S. troops, and the destabilization of an entire continent.
– The fake news that the rebels in Syria were “moderates” who did not have jihadist sympathies and should be supported led to the destruction of Syria, Libya and the rise of ISIS.
– The fake news narrative that the media was balanced in its coverage of the presidential election was completely obliterated when Wikileaks emails revealed that countless mainstream media reporters were in bed with the Clinton campaign, feeding them debate questions beforehand and conspiring with Hillary’s staff to portray her in a positive light.
– The fake news that George Zimmerman was obsessed with Trayvon Martin’s race before the altercation that led to Martin’s death was accomplished by means of NBC deceptively editing an audio tape. This incident stoked racial tensions across the country and laid the groundwork for the violent ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement that was to follow.
– The fake news that produced the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative, which was proven to be completely fraudulent, led to riots, violent attacks and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as numerous other U.S. cities. Even after the rioting began, the mainstream media continued to legitimize the unrest. Fake news outlets continued to parrot the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative even after it was proven false.
– The fake news that saw innumerable people accused of rape at college campuses across America, claims that were proven wrong, ruined people’s lives and perpetuated the myth (fake news) that one in five women are raped on college campuses.
– The fake news that George W. Bush served dishonorably during his time in the Air National Guard was broadcast by CBS News with the aid of fake documents. In circulating this fake news, CBS tried to influence the 2004 presidential election but only ended up crucifying their own credibility, leading to Dan Rather’s resignation six months later.
– The fake news that NBC anchor Brian Williams faced enemy fire while helicoptering into Iraq in 2003 was exposed when soldiers who were aboard the helicopter blew the whistle on his lies. Despite admittedly putting out fake news, Williams still has a career in broadcast journalism.
– The fake news narrative that Donald Trump somehow represents the next coming of Hitler has provoked a hysterical anti-Trump hate crime wave across America, with people and property being attacked on a routine basis. The same hysterical fake news narrative was also responsible for violence and riots at Trump events throughout the campaign cycle, as well as assassination attempts on Trump’s life.
– The fake news that Donald Trump had no chance whatsoever of winning the presidential election was proudly pushed by countless mainstream media outlets, with the Huffington Post even predicting that Hillary Clinton had a 98% chance of winning the presidency. When this fake news narrative was completely demolished on November 8, it swept away trust in political polling and the mainstream media to an even greater degree, prompting the backlash that you now see with the corporate press calling everyone else “fake news” when they are the real fake news.
FULL LIST OF FAKE NEWS OUTLETS
– The New York Times
– The Washington Post
– NBC News
– CBS News
– ABC News
– The Huffington Post
– Rolling Stone
– BBC News
– Sky News
– Financial Times
– New York Daily News
– L.A. Times
– USA Today
– US News & World Report
– Business Insider
– Daily Beast
– Yahoo News
– Daily Kos
– Young Turks
– Raw Story
– New Yorker
– Think Progress
– Media Matters
– Center for American Progress
– Little Green Footballs
– The Economist
Below is a list of fake news reporters who colluded with the Clinton campaign to promote fake news.
This list is by no means exhaustive, and there are many reporters within these organizations who do not peddle fake news and have spoken out against the mainstream media’s effort to brand dissenting opinion as “fake news”.
For example, Matt Taibbi (no fan of Infowars), has called the Washington Post’s fake news blacklist “disgusting” and “shameful”.
Glenn Greenwald, who has worked with several of the organizations on this list in the past, also completely eviscerated the credibility of the “fake news list” being used by the Washington Post.
The entire “fake news” narrative being pushed by the mainstream media has nothing whatsoever to do with concerns over people being misled.
If that were the case, the mainstream media itself would stop habitually lying to the American people and it’s trustworthiness wouldn’t be in the toilet.
The whole “fake news” narrative is clearly part of a dirty tricks campaign to pressure governments, Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other tech giants to censor information that is inconvenient to the establishment, for which the mainstream media serves as a mouthpiece.
We are competing with the mainstream media and they’re not happy about dissident voices challenging their monopoly on reality. That’s why they’re forced to resort to underhanded and deceptive means through which to silence their ideological opposition.
By circulating this article and this fake news list, we are not calling for these outlets to be censored, we are simply drawing attention to the fact that the very same entities who cry “fake news” are the primary sources for the most damaging, harmful and woefully inaccurate fake news stories in the history of modern journalism.
Give it up stupid prohibitionists, marijuana is here to stay.
I had fun with the gifs…
The state’s reasoning for kidnapping, killing and caging people over marijuana are nothing short of dangerously asinine.
There’s a movement underway in America. It involves changing the way Americans view a federally designated controlled substance it classifies as a Schedule I narcotic. Over the last few years, twenty-nine U.S. states have now acted against the federal government’s ban on marijuana, and have voted to legalize cannabis for either medicinal or recreational purposes.
But even with so many Americans voting against the long-standing federal ban on a natural, healing herb, a plant no-less, much misconception still abounds with respect to marijuana, its users, and the impact it has on society. In the following essay, a close examination of the claims against cannabis will be examined, and hopefully, in the end, a better understanding will take place, and myths long associated with cannabis use will finally be dispelled.
Misconception Number 1 – Cannabis (marijuana) is a Gateway Drug
It’s been said so much it may seem like an immutable fact, “Marijuana is a gateway drug.” But nothing could be further from the truth. According to one research study (Morral, 2002) which sought to examine the available research theorizing cannabis to be a gateway drug, marijuana users were only likely to try harder drugs if they were offered those drugs by a friend or a dealer, for example. The researchers concluded, “something like a marijuana gateway effect probably does exist, if only because marijuana purchases bring users in contact with the black market that also brings increases access to hard drugs.” In other words, the researchers concluded since marijuana is illegal for most purchasers, even purchasers where marijuana may be legal (whose users may not be card carrying medicinal marijuana licensed users), those who are seeking marijuana may find themselves faced with temptation to use harder drugs because street dealers will sell them any drug they may be peddling.
The researchers concluded that only a “tiny fraction” of marijuana users are at risk for turning to harder drugs, simply because those said individuals have a propensity to experimenting with those harder drugs. With those conclusions in mind, being able to regulate marijuana like alcohol, even allowing for it to be purchased for recreational use, will permit cannabis users and those wishing to experiment with cannabis to come in contact with just marijuana, not the other harder drugs found on the street. Proponents of marijuana foresee a day where it’s sold only at tightly regulated dispensaries and believe that a legal system is the only real and effective way to combat the criminal black market. Such dispensaries provide a safe place to do business, free from the shame and stigma of “buying drugs off the street” and away from the availability of harder drugs such as cocaine and heroin.
Misconception Number 2 – Marijuana Use Leads to More Traffic Fatalities
Citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, Forbes reported that not only is marijuana use safer than alcohol use when it comes to driving, but far fewer fatalities are recorded when marijuana is present than when alcohol is present in traffic fatality instances. “It looks like marijuana’s impact on traffic safety has been greatly exaggerated,” writes Forbes. There’s no question marijuana use impairs a person’s ability to operate a vehicle, especially when the drivers are young and male. But in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is currently legal, driving under the influence (DUI) citations are on the decline, as reported by the Denver Post, and highway fatalities are at an historic low, according to The Washington Post.
Compared to alcohol, which is legal in all 50 states, cannabis is much safer. Forbes writes, “a 2015 National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) study…found no statistically significant association between marijuana use and crash risk once the researchers adjusted for confounding variables (such as the aforementioned age and sex). The explanation for this difference may be that the NHTSA analysis included any drivers who tested positive for active THC, whether or not they were still feeling the effects.” Given these statistics, one might hypothesize that if those who are currently drinking and driving, would give up alcohol, and use marijuana instead, driving under the influence fatalities might further diminish. However, more research into that theory should be undertaken before any such conclusion could be drawn.
Misconception Number 3 – Marijuana Use Increases Crime Rates
Actually, the “War on Drugs” produces more criminals than the substances do, according to one recent editorial. Fox News’ John Stossel addressed the issue of drugs and violence saying, “Violent? People who get high are rarely violent. The violence occurs because when something’s illegal, it is sold only on the black market. And that causes crime. Drug dealers can’t just call the cops if someone tries to steal their supply. So they form gangs and arm themselves to the teeth.” Some police officers agree. Neil Franklin, a 33-year veteran police officer from Maryland used to kick down doors during drug raids and admitted he used to feel that drugs made people violent.
Franklin now is a proponent for ending the prohibition against cannabis, leading the group known as LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. “It must be difficult to be an opponent of marijuana reform. They can’t make arguments against legalization based on logic and facts so they must constantly resort to fear-based hypotheticals and anecdotes that keep getting proved wrong by systematic study. I feel for them. I really do,” he said. Citing a longitudinal research study by the University of Texas, Dallas, LEAP maintains where marijuana is legal, the crime rates for homicides and assault are slightly lower. Franklin told Stossel, “We have the violence of these gangs competing for market share, and people get hurt.” He added the current police tactics in the war on drugs are ineffective and actually create more war on drug victims. “Drugs can be — and are in many cases — problematic,” he told Stossel adding, “But the policies that we have in place to prohibit their use are 10 times more problematic.”
When police officers decide to start busting down doors in a frenetic search for drugs, “We end up with kids being shot … search warrants being served on the wrong home, innocent people on the other side of the door thinking that they are protecting their home,” he stated lamenting his role in police raids. Stossel indicated that legalizing all drugs, following the example set by the country of Portugal, might actually reduce drug addiction and end the notion that police officers and modern day policing are the enemies, allowing law enforcement to focus their attentions on real crime and hardened criminals.
The failure of the war on drugs may best be described by USA Today’s editorial board. “With an average 78 Americans dying each day from overdoses of prescription opioid painkillers and heroin, it’s clear that the U.S. is losing the war on drugs. The epidemic has spread to suburbia and rural areas. The death toll from heroin has more than tripled since 2010. And the nation is desperate for answers,” they write. The truth is that the real drug killers of Americans are powerful prescription pain pills, opiates, and as The Free Thought Project has faithfully reported, their abuse has reached epidemic levels, now accounting for more fatalities than car accidents. All the while, marijuana is showing promise as a much safer alternative for pain than deadly opiates. In fact, in states where marijuana is legalized in some form, opiate deaths have plummeted.
Misconception Number 4 – The Tax Money Legal Marijuana Generates Never Makes It To Schools
According to one pro-marijuana legalization advocacy group, citing the Colorado Department of Revenue’s marijuana statistics, “the regulated marijuana market generated more than $156 million in state tax revenue and license fees in FY 2015-2016, including $40 million in tax revenue for school construction projects — fulfilling the promise of Amendment 64 — plus an addition $2.45 million also earmarked for public schools. These figures do not include local taxes and fees (e.g. Denver).”
If the schools never see a dime of the revenue being brought in from legal medical and recreational marijuana sales, it may be due to legislative appropriation and not revenue generation. In other words, the money’s coming in, but citizens must be vigilant to ensure lawmakers simply don’t spend it for some other purpose than in schools and education.
Misconception Number 5 – Cannabis is Addictive and Legalization Will Lead To More Deaths From Overdose, Cancer, and Violence
“Millions of Americans have tried marijuana, but most are not regular users [and] few marijuana users become dependent on it … [A]lthough [some] marijuana users develop dependence, they appear to be less likely to do so than users of other drugs (including alcohol and nicotine), and marijuana dependence appears to be less severe than dependence on other drugs,” concluded a federal study conducted by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine. Drug treatment facilities also know this. While it is possible for one to seek treatment for cannabis dependence, few drug treatment facilities will even consider admitting someone if their drug of choice is cannabis
There’s a reason why stoners “chill” when they smoke weed. It’s because cannabis relaxes its users, who are much less likely to become violent while stoned. One research study concluded cannabis use “reduces likelihood of violence” and concluded “alcohol is clearly the drug with the most evidence to support a direct intoxication-violence relationship”. Put simply, your town drunk is more likely to pick a fight with you than your neighborhood pothead is.
According to one source, “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 30,000 annual U.S. deaths are attributed to the health effects of alcohol (i.e. this figure does not include accidental deaths). On the other hand, the CDC does not even have a category for deaths caused by the health effects of marijuana. A study published in Scientific Reports in January 2015 found that the mortality risk associated with marijuana was approximately 114 times less than that of alcohol.” Going further, “there has never been a case of an individual dying from a marijuana overdose. Meanwhile, the CDC attributes more than 1,600 U.S. deaths per year to alcohol poisoning.” Alcohol has been known to cause cirrhosis of the liver as well. But weed works as an anti-inflammatory, and a natural anti-depressant, potentially much safer than the selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and carries no black box warning label like they do.
As far as cancer is concerned, the organization Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol stated,
Alcohol use is associated with a wide variety of cancers, including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, lungs, pancreas, liver and prostate. Marijuana use has not been conclusively associated with any form of cancer. In fact, a 2009 study contradicted the long-time government claim that marijuana use is associated with head and neck cancers. It found that marijuana use actually reduced the likelihood of head and neck cancers. If you are concerned about marijuana being associated with lung cancer, you may be interested in the results of the largest case-controlled study ever conducted to investigate the respiratory effects of marijuana smoking and cigarette smoking. Released in 2006, the study, conducted by Dr. Donald Tashkin at the University of California at Los Angeles, found that marijuana smoking was not associated with an increased risk of developing lung cancer. Surprisingly, the researchers found that people who smoked marijuana actually had lower incidences of cancer compared to non-users of the drug.
So there you have it! Armed with these facts and more, proponents of the legalization of cannabis can take their case to the court of public opinion and win over the jury of their peers, swaying the population to embrace marijuana as medicine for a whole host of illnesses. Those who are sitting cautiously on the fence, waiting to draw their own conclusions now have more research studies to ponder. And proponents of continuing the decades-long prohibition of cannabis no longer have a leg to stand on.
Hahaha, let’s all wish Sha Tara a great and happy Holiday Season!
Dec 7, 2016
I was born and raised in a very Christian environment. It wasn’t American, even Canadian, it was European, actually, Breton. That’s a conquered Celtic province in the northwest of France that was once an independent duchy with its own royalty. The last royal was a queen, Anne de Bretagne. Her husband, fearing for his life, deserted her. Hoping for a male heir, she had several children, all of them girls. Finally, in order to save her country from being destroyed in bloodshed by the French, she abdicated and let the French take over. There was no choice, you see. She then entered a convent, so the story goes. That was, like 700 years ago. Thought I’d throw that in. It’s my history, in the genes, the DNA, the bones. Another story of another conquered race by another empire. How many of us understand this, know this, feel this?
Most of “my” people today don’t remember, don’t want to know don’t care. Like so many, they just want to live, get the best they can from what’s left of “the empire” or “the corporation” and make it to the end with some sort of value attached: a house, an apartment, a car, a family, some retirement money, anything that says, I mean something, I’m worth something… or… I won’t be living on the street when I reach 70. Like me. I sort of own a house. It’s mortgaged, of course, but I can cover the monthly “rental” from the bank, as long as there is enough money to cover all the other expenses of owning a house, and a vehicle, and… you know what? It’s all shit.
We are slaves. Face it, admit it, and stop long enough to really feel your feelings when you realize it: I’m a slave. I’m not in iron chains, my owners wouldn’t spring for the cost of chains, plus they’d slow me down on the assembly line. I’m a slave to the ATM, the debit card and the credit card. I’m a slave because I was stupid enough to believe those who taught me to be a good citizen; to trust, to work hard, to berate myself if I lost a job or failed to secure a new one, or two, or three on permanent part-time minimum wage no benefits basis.
I left the church, of course, long ago. I couldn’t afford it. I can’t make ends meet now, why would I worry about eternal life insurance? Screw that. If God is that cheap, maybe I don’t want to ever meet him. At least hell has warmth and when the power is cut off and the gas is turned off in the middle of winter, some time in hell with a drove of old friends doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. I’m sure we’ll come up with ways to make the best of a tough situation. Are you kidding? We’re from earth, we can party in the middle of a bombing raid; fuck while the shooting in the streets rages; hold a sub-machine gun at the ready while burying our youngest child. We can hold our tears for another, more convenient time; we can let someone else shed them for us while we busy ourselves with our necessary vengeance.
Yes, I know all about heaven and hell, I was suckled on the concepts. Hell, that terrible place of eternal burning torment designed by God for those who wouldn’t kiss his divine ass. Heaven, that blissful place of eternal whiteness. Ice and snow and winds blowing through taut harp strings from which moans of music flows. Angels in white gowns and white wings frozen stiff as garden statues, standing on frozen white clouds and ghosts, billions of ghosts whom, after spending their life’s savings buying eternal life insurance got into heaven and remain there, bowed in frozen worship before the grimmest gargoyed deity, its grin carved in eternal green-hued ice.
Heaven, where nothing bad ever happens because nothing can ever happen. Sick.
Being raised in Christian beliefs isn’t my problem. My problem is that once upon a time I learned to read and I found a Bible and I read it. I read the horror of it and the promises of it, the lies of it and the truths of it. In my child’s heart, I only saw the truth, and I wanted that more than anything else. Christmas and Easter were particularly poignant times, times of hope and times of utter despair. Christmas didn’t tell me about a god being born to save my soul, it told me about man’s cruelty to man, particularly to the poor. The ensuing story of a young man helping people and teaching them to love each other as best he knew how was my hope. But the “church” caught up to the young man before he had a chance and they crucified him just as effectively as it crucified my child’s heart. They had collusion and help of the government and the banks, as usual, and as now, just as my church had the help of the school and the village to crush my hopes of a just society. Sick.
I thought, well, they just missed it and all I have to do is remind them that the Jesus they claim to love and follow actually would condemn them all in a heartbeat if he’d showed up in any of their fancy decorated churches with the fancy choirs and music and siren-song sermons purporting to be all about him. Gag me, yes really. I did tell them the truth of it, showed them the written words. They did not repent, just made sure I paid for my effrontery. Don’t… Ever… Question… the Status Quo. There were punishments, that goes without saying. Sick.
From his times on things didn’t get better, they got worse. I watched it through my own eyes as they roamed the last two thousand years of history to culminate in today’s current events. That land where the young man walked, taught and did his miracles is a land of oppression and bloodshed, the war crimes and genocide taking place there aided and abetted by those who claim to be that young man’s followers and disciples. Depraved and sick.
Christmas, the absolute worst time of year. Christmas, a time of extreme hedonism; of orgiastic pleasures, of blind self-indulgence and pathetic attempts at pretend love and charity with skinflint donations to charitable organizations whose bureaucracy eats up the lion’s share of donated funds to maintain themselves in luxury as tax-free business corporations. Sick… sick… sick.
I’m glad that I found out some years ago that Earthians are not humans at all, they’ve just been conned into thinking they are. Pseudo-humans the Teachers call them, with a slight chance of entering the human race in the distant future if they survive their own sickness, their greed, lust, hate, vanity, pride and egotism. Survival, they said, remains in the very low percentile. That should lighten my angst. After all what’s dying and about to die is less worthy of care or concern than flora and fauna. It’s nothing but a useless and life-sucking predatory species of artificial life. Knowing the nature of Earthians should make it easier to bear my awareness of their current suffering and eventual demise. It should, it does not.
What would drive me mad if I hadn’t entered into a different mindset than that of those who once were my peers? The simple and obvious (to me) fact that being kind, gentle, caring, self-effacing, openly loving, open-handedly generous, self-sacrificing and ever compassionate is the greatest reward any Earthian can give her/himself. There is no greater return on any kind of investment. If only… if only they would get it. If only they would just try it on for size and wait a bit for the amazement to cover them over like a mantle of blissful well-being.
But they won’t. They will choose to consume themselves in consumerism and die of consuming consumption. They will gorge themselves, laugh, make “love,” the richest giving each other redundant gifts that will be denigrated because more and better was expected. Christmas, indeed, in deed.
There will be exceptions. There always are. They are necessary drops of oil on the cogs of the machine. They will do some good, then they will give credit to their gods, their churches and their charitable organizations and whatever good they accomplished will pile up more propaganda (power) for the machine to create a greater circle of injustice.
Christmas: spare me your good wishes, they are a curse to the awakened mind.
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Dec 7, 2016
“Conspiracy of Silence” is a powerful, disturbing documentary revealing a nationwide child abuse and pedophilia ring that leads to the highest levels of government.
Featuring intrepid investigator John DeCamp, a highly decorated Vietnam war veteran and 16-year Nebraska state senator, “Conspiracy of Silence” reveals how rogue elements at all levels of government have been involved in systematic child abuse and pedophilia to feed the base desires of key politicians.
Based on DeCamp’s riveting book, “The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska”, “Conspiracy of Silence” begins with the shut-down of Nebraska’s Franklin Community Federal Credit Union after a raid by federal agencies in November 1988 revealed that $40 million was missing.
When the Nebraska legislature launched a probe into the affair, what initially looked like a financial swindle soon exploded into a startling tale of drugs, money laundering, and a nationwide child abuse ring.
Nineteen months later, the legislative committee’s chief investigator died suddenly and violently, like more than a dozen other people linked to the Franklin case.
So why have you never heard of the Franklin cover-up?
Originally scheduled to air in May of 1994 on the Discovery Channel, “Conspiracy of Silence” was yanked at the last minute due to formidable pressure applied by top politicians. Some very powerful people did not want you to watch this documentary.
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Dear Justin Trudeau, you are forgetting that a sizeable portion of the electorate voted for your party in order to decriminalize marijuana. You used to reach drama in high school, right? Perhaps you should have studied law. In the first year in any law school you will learn that if a law is being broken by the majority. the law needs to be changed. People rule Justin, that is what democracy is all about.
If you are seriously intent on legalizing marijuana you better stop this prosecuting nonsense that no Canadians, especially the ones who voted for you, want or desire. Don’t you have better things to do than prosecute pot heads? You are starting to smell like your hypocritical predecessor. You chill out Justin, not the other way around.
By Lisa Power
December 5, 2016
Photo via Flickr user Neon Tommy
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists that until new laws regulating marijuana in Canada come into effect, cops are still obligated to “enforce the law” and crackdown on dispensaries.
Trudeau made the comments in an interview with the Toronto Star editorial board on Friday.
“We haven’t changed the laws. We haven’t legalized it yet. Yes, we got a clear mandate to do that. We’ve said we will,” he said during a press conference. “We’ve said we’re going to do it to protect our kids and to keep the money out of the pockets of criminals.”
He explained that his decision to regulate marijuana isn’t meant to please recreational users, but to “better protect our kids from the easy access they have right now to marijuana; and, two, to remove the criminal elements that were profiting from marijuana.”
The PM acknowledged that the situation is frustrating for everyone and explained that in order for his plan to be effective, “it’s important that we do it right in order to achieve those two specific goals.”
“We believe that a properly regulated, controlled system will achieve both of those measures,” he said.
New legislation surrounding marijuana regulation is supposed to come into effect sometime next year. Trudeau noted that a “byproduct” of the legislation will inevitably benefit recreational uses, but stressed that until then, “the current prohibition stands.”
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What pot smoker hasn’t enjoyed a nice bowl and a cup of coffee? Well, now, you can get your high in your coffee, and you can get your THC-infused coffee in disposable Keurig coffee pods.
The marijuana edibles—and potables—market is exploding as more and more states embrace either medical marijuana or full-blown pot legalization. Marijuana-infused coffee has been a thing for a while now, but now, thanks to the ganjapreneurs at Brewbudz, it’s available in those handy, disposable pods.
Brewbudz is offering a mixture of Arabica coffee beans and 10 milligrams of THC, which is enough to get a novice user pretty well stoned, but probably beneath the notice of veteran stoners. Hard core heads would likely have to gulp down two or three or even four cups to get their buzz on.
Not only is pot-infused coffee tasty and stony, it’s good for you, Brewbudz says.
“Ingesting or consuming hot beverages is a very healthy alternative to smoking which has a high impact on the health of your lungs,” says the website. “Best of all, our product is lifestyle integrated which is important to a regular consumer.”
Not sure what a “lifestyle integrated” product is, but, um, okay.
Maybe Brewbudz is referring to the fact that it matches stimulant caffeine with stimulating “sativa-dominant” weed, the kind that gives users that “up” high as opposed to the narcotized couch-lock associated with indica strains.
Brewbudz currently offer a West Coast Roast, in both caffeinated and decaffeinated versions. (Do they offer the decaf infused with no-THC ditch weed?) And they say they’re working on French Vanilla and Hazelnut, too. They also offer a weed-infused Decadent Dark Chocolate cocoa and a Breakfast Blend tea, with Green Tea and Chamomile coming down the pike.
Brewbudz now has a West Coast Roast available, but is working on expanding to include French Vanilla and Hazelnut as well. The coffee comes in both caffeinated and decaf.
And for all you environmentally-conscious caffeine and cannabis consumers, rest assured that your old, tired pods aren’t going to end up in a landfill, like Keurig’s. These pods are compostable.
Brewbudz is rolling out their product line between now and March 2017 in legal marijuana states.