Posts Tagged ‘marijuana’

2020 Election Winner: Weed

November 20, 2020

On November 3rd, pro-marijuana ballot measures flourished. A Vox video by Madeline Marshall and Melissa Hirsch.

More:

“How marijuana legalization made strides across the US in this election,” Richard Luscombe, The Guardian

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The Texas Kid’s Retirement Run

April 28, 2018

“The Texas Kid’s Retirement Run,” Alvin Crow &  The Pleasant Valley Boys, 1977. The band included Herb Steiner on lap steel guitar and former Texas Playboy Al Strickland on piano.

Alvin Crow website

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Santa’s Secret

December 19, 2016

“Santa’s Secret,” by pianist Johnny Guarnieri and bassist Slam Stewart. Originally recorded in 1944, it remained unissued until 2000. There’s a recent rendition by the Squirrel Nut Zippers.

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Santa’s Secret

December 24, 2015

“Santa’s Secret,” by pianist Johnny Guarnieri and bassist Slam Stewart. Originally recorded in 1944, it remained unissued until 2000. There’s a recent rendition by the Squirrel Nut Zippers.

Spoiler alert: The secret involves a 100-foot-long reefer.

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Home-Grown Texas Politics

March 5, 2014

Home-Grown Texas Politics

Election results are in from the Texas Agriculture Commissioner Democratic primary. Expect a hothouse runoff between farmer Jim Hogan and pro-pot writer-musician Kinky Friedman, says the Houston Chronicle.

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Cannon Fire Along the Border

March 7, 2013

Cannon Fire Along the Border

Drug smugglers in Mexicali took aim at the USA, firing packets of marijuana over the border with a cannon. The improvised artillery, made from plastic pipe and an old metal tank, used compressed air to fire packets weighing up to 30 pounds into California.

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Smugglers’ Siege Engine Propels Pot

February 25, 2011

 Smugglers' Siege Engine Propels Pot

Chivalry may be dead, but the Middle Ages are alive on the Mexican Border. Federales found a catapult used by drug smugglers to propel pot over the border fence and into the Arizona desert.  Cops captured the catapult and cannabis but the flingers fled. Anybody missing from the Centro de Estudios Medievales at the Universidad de Sonora?

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Medical Marijuana Passes in DC

May 4, 2010

 Medical Marijuana Passes in DC

On a final vote, the District of Columbia Council unanimously passed B18-0622, a bill legalizing medical marijuana. DC doctors will be able to prescribe from 2 to 4 ounces of cannabis per month to registered patients with chronic diseases (acne probably won’t count). The pot will be gown in registered cultivation centers and sold in registered dispensaries.

Similar laws, but without all the safeguards, exist in several states. Under the many compromises of Washington’s limited home rule, though, Congress has 30 days to mess with the legislation, even though it involves no federal funds.

The drive to pass this bill began in 1998.  City Paper‘s Jason Cherkis has the back story.

 

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DC Council Passes Marijuana

April 20, 2010

DC Council Passes Marijuana

The Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously to make marijuana available to chronically ill patients in Washington, DC. In a cosmic coincidence, the action took place on April 20th, World Marijuana Day. Heavy. The Council will take a final vote on the measure later this month.

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