Evidently the entity that is NASCAR is trying to somehow spin that marijuana is to blame for the recent tragic death of Kevin Ward Jr. For those who don't know the story, the facts are this: Ward Jr.'s car was struck and sidelined by another car driven by racing celebrity Tony Stewart. A heated Ward proceeded to get out of his car and tried to confront Stewart over the incident. In a sad state of events, Stewart’s car ended up hitting Ward Jr. on the track, killing him almost instantly.
Charlo Greene, the now famous/infamous depending on how you look at it former Alaska news reporter, recently gained notoriety for quitting on air and dropping the ol’ F-bomb while doing so. Well, Greene's five minutes of fame is lasting a little longer than your usual viral story. A report recently posted on TMZ alleges that Greene toked up so much of the chronic at her apartment that the fumes from the pot made her next door neighbor's young child become sick. Now the neighbor is taking Greene to court.
Most of us drug and alcohol users pretty much know our own tolerance. As long as you’re not taking copious amounts of a substance, you will most likely live to see another day. That being said, it is hard to pin down what constitutes "too much". There are so many factors to consider: last time of use, did I get decent sleep last night, have I eaten anything today, mood, etc. The official guidelines are even worse "no more than one adult beverage a day, perhaps two on the weekend," and as far as drugs go, we all know the company line is "don't take any ever." Not too helpful or realistic in practical terms.
The Marijuana Policy Project, the advocacy group that helped pass legalization in Colorado, has announced that it will file paperwork today with the California secretary of state to form a campaign committee in our own state. The committee will start fundraising immediately to get a measure for marijuana legalization on the November 2016 ballot as soon as possible.
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Most dispensaries around here at least have a "compassion day" usually on Wednesday where they either give out or sell at an extreme discount small amounts of marijuana to those who truly need it: the seriously medically ill, veterans, homeless, etc. Most of the time, this "compassion weed" is garbage, low-grade crap that the dispensary cannot get rid of, and it takes literally 10 joints to gain any positive effects. I recently have been struck by brilliance by developing a plan to where instead of law enforcement destroying confiscated "illegally grown" marijuana, it should be given to those with low income and serious ailments.