Court: Scent not enough for car search
Because pot is legal in state, smell doesn’t constitute cause
The indication by a drug-sniffing police dog to the presence of controlled substances in a vehicle by itself is not enough to constitute probable cause for police to search that vehicle, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
In a precedent-setting case involving a Moffat County resident, a three-judge panel agreed that a police officer needs more cause to search a vehicle without permission from its owner.
That’s because it could be legal marijuana, the court ruled.
Chalk up another milestone month for Colorado cannabis sales.
The $127.7 million worth of flower, edibles and concentrates purchased in May from the state’s marijuana shops didn’t set a record for monthly sales, though. That honor still goes to March of this year, when sales totaled $131.7 million, according to The Cannabist’s extrapolations of Colorado marijuana tax data.
May’s benchmark, rather, is one of consistency. It marked the 12th consecutive month that Colorado marijuana sales topped $100 million.
In an unprecedented move, Oregon is on its way to becoming the first state to decriminalize small amounts of hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy, while also lowering the penalty from a felony to a misdemeanor in some drug-related cases.
Two groundbreaking bills were passed by the Oregon legislature this week, and will go to the state’s Democratic governor, Kate Brown, for approval. House Bill 3078 reduces drug-related property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. It passed in the state House with a vote of 33-26, and in the Senate with a vote of 18-11.
House Bill 2355 seeks to decriminalize at least six hard drugs, as long as the user does not have any prior felonies or more than two prior drug convictions. It passed in the state House with a vote of 36-23, and in the Senate with a vote of 20-9.
Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) told the Lund Report that he sees the criminalization of drugs as a major public policy failure, because it ignores the fact that addiction to certain drugs changes the physical structure of the brain, and should be treated as a health problem—as opposed to the current system, which labels users as felons, and sentences them to a life of rebounding in and out of the criminal justice system.
“We’ve got to treat people, not put them in prison,” Greenlick said. “It would be like putting them in the state penitentiary for having diabetes. … This is a chronic brain disorder and it needs to be treated this way.”
School Ditches Common Core then Soars to #1 in English Language Arts
By Alex Pietrowski July 10, 2017
The federally mandated, nationally standardized education program has many parents and teachers concerned. For starters, it imposes rigorous testing onto students, forcing curriculums to be molded around exams, not necessarily around learning or the development of critical thinking. Additionally, Common Core is part of a system developed by corporations and aims to prepare children for the life of being an employee, not a change-maker.
The program is causing friction around the nation, and a slow-burn rebellion of sorts is underway. In 2015, 4th grader Sydney Smoot made national headlines when she at a school board meeting.
So what happens to a school and the students therein when Common Core is abandoned altogether?
(MCA), a charter school in Naples, Florida has been applauded for its testing results in English Language Arts after the school ditched Common Core.
In a letter to parents of MCA, principal David Hull explained the dilemma facing the school and its students:
In coming weeks, cannabis-seeking citizens in this small South American nation will be able to walk into a pharmacy and buy government-approved marijuana for the state-mandated price of $1.30 a gram. No questions asked. No doctor’s note required.
If that sounds like an attempt to create a stoner republic on the South Atlantic, would-be tourists should know a few things.
Uruguay is the world’s first country to fully legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. But under its strict rules, there will be no Amsterdam-style smoking cafes, and foreigners won’t have access to the national stash.
Nor will there be shops selling ganja candies, psychedelic pastries or any of the other edible derivatives offered in pot-permissive U.S. states such as Colorado and Washington, where entrepreneurial capitalism fertilizes the United States’ incipient marijuana industry.
One year after ignorantly doubling down on the drug war, the UN is now calling to end prohibition. The drug war is crumbling.
A little-noticed public statement issued by the United Nations last week contains a dramatic shift in thinking on the issue of “illicit” substance use. After recommitting to the failed idea of prohibition just last year, the UN is now calling for the worldwide decriminalization of drug use and possession.
The statement, put out by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the U.S. is in the midst of a nonsensical debate over health care, calls for “ending discrimination in health care settings.” The WHO calls on states to end discrimination against “marginalized and stigmatized populations” in a variety of ways, and includes a blunt and rather shocking statement on the drug war.
“We, the signatory United Nations entities, call upon all stakeholders to join us in committing to taking targeted, coordinated, time-bound, multisectoral actions in the following areas. Supporting States to put in place guarantees against discrimination in law, policies, and regulations by… Reviewing and repealing punitive laws that have been proven to have negative health outcomes and that counter established public health evidence. These include laws that criminalize or otherwise prohibit…drug use or possession of drugs for personal use.”
The E.T. Disclosure won’t be televised, until it is. There is plenty of clear evidence that there is a much greater reality beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Faster than light “engines” are basic Tesla technology that has been suppressed since the late 19th century. Tesla’s work exposed the science of the esoteric [sigil] “magics” and rituals such as the Khazarians abuse.
The effects available from the scalar wave technologies is momentous. Medically, these technologies could cure all infections (viral, bacterial, parasitic), speed healing at least 10x, and even reverse aging. Time itself is a scalar frequency just like Space and Matter. Traveling anywhere on the planet is easy and could be done with a quantum tunnel Jump Room; even an iPhone app. Moving goods anywhere on the planet would be as simple as “jumping it.” It would be like an Instance UPS/Fedex without any cost. Dial someone else jump-closet and press go. Copies of anything could be made perfectly. High energies are not needed for these technologies, only the proper frequency/vibration is necessary. It’s an information issue, which can be copyright.
Public Reminder: A Legal Presence is Genderless. It is a corporation in commerce. It does not have a sex. It does not have a gender. It cannot get married… at least not without a document re-creating it as such.
If you believe it could be politically incorrect to refer to “persons” as an IT -being a corporation-, then this article is for you.
Deep Thunder combines big data and machine-learning tools from IBM Research with The Weather Company’s global forecasting model, which includes more than 195,000 personal weather stations.
Mary Glackin, head of science and forecast operations at The Weather Company, said the tool will help companies with critical decision making. The data will be able to show how minor changes to weather, such as temperature, might affect things like consumer buying behavior, helping retailers to adjust their supply chains and shelve stocks, she said.
It is also to control the Weather Channel message.
Photo synthesis tapers off at 104. Iranians have reported ambient temperatures of 124. 165 heat indexes in India.
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This is an important interview by Suspicious0bservers with Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Since 2011, she has published over two dozen papers in various medical and health-related journals on topics such as modern day diseases (e.g., Alzheimer, autism, cardiovascular diseases), analysis and search of databases of drug side effects using Natural Language Processing techniques, and the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health. Her impressive Bio can be seen here.
She goes into great detail here into how glyphosate, the primary ingredient of Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide, RoundUp is her prime suspect as the underlying cause of autism and many other modern diseases which plague us today.
Exposure to this probable carcinogen has become virtually unavoidable, as it’s embedded throughout the food chain. The US Geological Survey has found RoundUp in the air, rain, streams and surface water. Reuters reports that it’s in honey, soy sauce, flour and breast milk, to name a few. Consumer Reports has said that if we don’t know what other foods are contaminated or how much glyphosate we carry in our bodies, it is simply because we haven’t looked for it yet.
The cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor is the best-selling drug of all time, grossing over $140 billion, with no serious close competitors in the history of pharmaceutical drugs.
One out of every four Americans over the age of 50 is taking a statin drug to lower their cholesterol. However, these blockbuster drugs have run through their patent life, and now generics dominate the market.
So Big Pharma is looking at new ways to patent new drugs to lower your cholesterol.
The latest? A vaccine is being developed to lower your cholesterol.
Unfortunately, this vaccine is based on the bogus lipid theory of obesity and heart disease fostered by physiologist Ancel Keys’ flawed Seven Countries Study circa 1961. The lipid theory of saturated fats causing obesity and heart disease led to vilifying cholesterol, which is an important pre-hormone and tissue building block substance created by our bodies.
Say goodbye to 90% of the Mexican Drug Cartels.
As a growing number of individual states in the U.S. stand up to the federal government on marijuana prohibition, Mexico legalized medical marijuana nationwide on Monday.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto issued a decree, following the bill’s overwhelming approval from Mexico’s Senate in December, with a vote of 98-7, and from Mexico’s Lower House of Congress in April, with a vote of 374-7 vote.
The ruling eliminates the prohibition and criminalization of acts related to the medicinal use of marijuana and its scientific research, and those relating to the production and distribution of the plant for these purposes.
The decree stated that the nation’s Ministry of Health would be in charge of “public policies regulating the medicinal use of pharmacological derivatives of cannabis sativa, indica and Americana or marijuana, including tetrahydrocannabinol, its isomers and stereochemical variants, as well as how to regulate the research and national production of them.”