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  1. what a cluster#### this is gonna lead to. This makes no sense and is plum ######ed. Mental note: when travelling foreign attach maple leaf to backpack. How could this happen?
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  3. Just noticed that he incorporated our special smiley into his website. Rules that is pretty awesome. I smell a lawsuit... and © or lawyers here?
  4. I have been with sprint for ages (because my ex still pays my phone bill so who am I to care) but I've just lost my galaxy S3 and even with the 11 bucks/mo they still want 150 deductible. and that sucks. So I am considering all options. Live in Decatur, Ga. I use the phone very little and could get by on a minimal amount of minutes. I do use apps/data/tether etc, but even looking back over my sprint data usage with their apps, I don't think I even crossed 1 G a month, but could easily see my self possibly needing something a lil more on the data front, especially with tethering. I live kinda in the hood so I have both an Aio and Metro PCS store within walking distance. I was looking at Aio, and I haven't used a windows phone in a while (they offer both nokia 520/620 that i was toying with the idea of) I also kinda liked the Galaxy amp, anyone used that? TIA for this awesome thread. I would've done i years ago but my ex was too 'brand conscious' and now likely feels the pain of dealing with sprint as I have over the last way too long (nearly 8 yrs)
  5. CHARLIE MITCHELL: Mississippi marijuana laws are already pretty loose | Charlie Mitchell | The Sun Herald After two states -- Washington and Colorado -- legalized recreational use of marijuana, people were heard saying, "That will never happen in Mississippi" or "Mississippi will be the last state to do that." Well, maybe. Maybe not. Few realize it, but Mississippi was in the vanguard of states "decriminalizing" marijuana possession about 30 years ago, second only to Alaska. A first or second offense for a small, personal stash (not in a vehicle) carries a maximum fine of $250. That's less than the fine for littering. No jail time, period. Today, about 20 states have loosened or eliminated marijuana penalties, but Mississippi remains the only decriminalized state in the Old South. Step across the line into Alabama with the same amount of pot and the fine is $6,000; in Arkansas it's $2,500. Fines are not high (sorry) in Tennessee or Louisiana, but all four border states allow jail sentences up to one year for one joint. Who knows why Mississippi took this action? Some say it was because lawmakers didn't want to see their kids' names in felony crime reports (as was happening). Some say it was because Mississippians are libertarians at heart. In any event, the Legislature did it, and personal possession of "weed" has not been a big deal since. In legal circles, the big issue as it relates to the big changes in Washington and Colorado relates to the conflict with federal law, which still bans the production or sale of marijuana for any reason, including medical. Lawyers and judges like consistency. So does the public, generally. But it's just not there, and not just in the pot context. For example, the feds insist that only the feds can enforce immigration laws. States, such as Texas and Arizona, face federal lawsuits if they act to limit state spending on health care, education or other services to undocumented residents. But federal forces have consistently ignored state authorization of trafficking in marijuana. Of course, our whole history of intoxicants and narcotics is inconsistent. In Mississippi a century ago everybody knew where the "opium dens" were. There was Christian sympathy for those hooked on narcotics, but no one would be locked up for ruining his or her own life by staying weirded out. As long as the addicts didn't bother anyone else, the law didn't bother them. Imagine. Not a single person in prison on a drug charge. Then, of course, came prohibition. From 1920 until 1933, trafficking in or possession of liquor or beer nationally was illegal. Mississippi was more strict. Official prohibition started here in 1907 and didn't end until 1966, although during the later years liquor taxed in other states could legally be sold in Mississippi via purchase of a "black market" license. Even when Mississippi went "wet," lawmakers told locals to decide. Under "local option" today, more than 30 of Mississippi's 82 counties, most right down the center of the state, are all dry or have dry areas. In those counties, a beer or a marijuana cigarette carry roughly the same penalties. Clearly, freedom in America means freedom to change our minds, individually or collectively. Most feel regulation and taxation were the twin motivations for changing the law in Washington and Colorado. As with alcohol, the "people are going to do it anyway" argument prevailed. For several sessions now, legislation has been introduced in Jackson to permit physicians to prescribe marijuana, ostensibly as a palliative for pain-wracked patients. While extremely limited use of a marijuana extract in treatment of a rare childhood disease has been OK'd, other bills have never made it out of committee for a floor debate or discussion. The general assumption remains that there is no impetus for change. That doesn't mean the Legislature won't surprise us. Remember, there was no public push and no public conversation about casinos, either. Then, one day in 1990 after lawmakers adjoined, there it was. Vegas-style gambling had been authorized as a new revenue source in a state where at the same time the Supreme Court was deciding whether bingo games in VFW halls were constitutional. Stay tuned in. The pendulum swings, sometimes pretty rapidly. Charlie Mitchell, former editor of the Vicksburg Post, is assistant dean of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. Write to him at Box 1, University, MS 38677. Email: cmitchell43@yahoo.com.
  6. Virginia Voters Support Medical Marijuana 6 to 1, Divided on Legalization
  7. For better academic performance use marijuana not tobacco | The Daily Caller
  8. Colorado man sues Idaho police over "license-plate profiling" in marijuana case - The Denver Post A Colorado resident has filed a lawsuit claiming he was the victim of what his attorney calls "license-plate profiling" during a road trip through Idaho last year. Darien Roseen filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday in the District of Idaho, more than a year after he said he was unlawfully detained and searched for marijuana on the basis of his Colorado license plates. Mark Coonts, one of three attorneys on the case, said the 69-year-old was cleared after local law enforcement officers in Payette County, Idaho, detained Roseen and for hours searched his Honda Ridgeline truck for the source of an alleged pot smell. "Assuming guilt based on a license plate — that's just a violation of our civil rights," Coonts said. The suit was first reported by Fox 31.
  9. Ariz. County Loses Appeal Over Marijuana Seizure - ABC News The Supreme Court has refused to overturn Arizona court rulings ordering the Yuma County sheriff to return marijuana that was seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona. The justices' order was issued without comment Monday in the case of Valerie Okun, who had marijuana in her car when a Border Patrol agent stopped her and her husband in Yuma County, Ariz., in 2011. She was charged with marijuana possession crimes, but the charges were dropped when she provided proof she was authorized to possess marijuana under California's medical marijuana program. Arizona's medical marijuana law allows people with authorizations from other states to have marijuana in Arizona. But the Yuma County sheriff refused to return Okun's marijuana, even after Arizona courts ruled in her favor.
  10. Is Wisconsin ready for the legalization of marijuana? Legislators weigh in | FOX6Now.com
  11. This is kinda interesting Age Matters: Marijuana, a fine line between recreation and therapy - NewsAdvance.com : Health Dear Dr. Camardi, Bless you a thousand times for the time you took to help us understand why the cancer doctor gave our father pot pills to take when he was dying. I still thought it was illegal, so when the doctor told us it was marijuana I got scared. But after you explained it, we gave them to dad and it did help towards the end but I didn’t know what to think. Now, as I think of those terrible days before he passed, with us at home just like he wanted it, [i realize] it helped quite a lot with his pain and his mood. One night, he went in his sleep all peaceful-like and I guess it was as good as could be expected for what he had. — Bent MountainSince last year, I have gotten an increasing number of emails asking my opinion about or seeking my support for the legalization of marijuana (THC or cannabis). Some 20 states and the District of Columbia are taking steps to decriminalize marijuana, but it is still a federal offense to grow, sell or purchase it. For me, this is a tale of divergent uses: one is to relieve suffering and the other is a means of recreation. Marijuana is the most frequently used illegal drug in this country. It has been estimated that about 8 to 12 percent of American adults smoke pot at least once a year, and up to one-third of teenagers have used pot sometime during their formative years. Estimates as to addiction rates range between one in 200 to 300. Keep in mind these numbers are more than likely very conservative, as trying to get reliable statistics about an illegal activity is problematic. Recent reports have highlighted the increased risk of lung cancer that chronic users face, as well as reports of feminization in males. In this context, THC has been associated with decreased testosterone levels leading to lowered libido and sperm counts. So, how does the body react to pot after it is absorbed? Well, it really doesn’t like it all that much, as blood pressure goes up, along with our breathing rate; the eyes get red, the pulse begins to race and the reaction time of our central nervous system begins to slow. It should also be noted that up to 30 percent of cannabis users complain of dizziness. These effects can last 3 to 6 hours, depending on the person, and pot can stay in your system for over a month. The marijuana “high” takes days to weeks to fully wear off. Question: Would you want the consumer of pot to be on the road with you? Operate any kind of machinery? Respond swiftly to any given situation? Psychologically, per the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the main effects of marijuana on mood encompass a range of emotions, including euphoria, calmness, short-term memory loss, anxiety, and paranoia. Many now feel it is psychologically addictive in those who use it frequently. Question: What would you think of a person’s judgment after cannabis use? Would you like them to make decisions for you? Render opinions? The devil in this little detail is how much qualifies as “chronic” use, as the more you use it, the worse the potential risk for problems becomes. Nobody really knows, as good long-term studies do not really exist because of legal restrictions. The individual response to it is not uniform throughout human physiology, so norms of behavior and response are difficult to qualify and quantify. That said, the Food and Drug Administration does not approve smoked marijuana for any medical indication. The FDA does approve preparations such as Marinol and Cesamet for therapeutic uses. These drugs have the chemicals that are in botanical marijuana in a purified pill form. Therein lies the key: The cannabis plant contains more than 400 individual chemicals, all of which have not been thoroughly studied, which necessitates rigorous controls. The current state of the art, as supported by the American College of Physicians, recognizes medicinal marijuana for the following therapeutic uses: HIV/AIDS wasting syndrome as an appetite stimulant Cancer chemotherapy as an anti-nausea/vomiting agent Chronic pain as an analgesic and neuromuscular disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, as an antispasmodic In the past, I have had good results when prescribing medical marijuana in synergy with narcotics in oncological pain management. As one can see from this list, we are talking about serious disease states that have distinct mortality and morbidity issues with the use of a highly purified form of the drug produced under strict controls. This brings up the issue of quality assurance in recreational marijuana. There is none. There is nobody in the distribution chain of street pot who assures that what the consumer is getting is what they think they are getting. Over the years, I’ve seen cannabis make a lot of unsuspecting people sick because the pot was “cut” or “splint” or “extended” with additives such as saw dust, talc, cinnamon, black pepper and ground coconut, but the worst was dried-out cow manure (sorry, but true). All the seller wants is to make money and there was nobody around to hold responsible when these customers complained that their health was put at risk. Let me be clear: I have reviewed the data as I know it and my conclusion is that marijuana is an intoxicant, a chemical with serious toxic implications for our physical and mental health, and is not a toy. Its place in the clinical arena as an adjunct to other forms of medical therapy is being steadily established year by year. Its use in giving relief and comfort to cancer patients has been well documented and its role in other fields of management is being explored. It is and should continue to be a controlled substance that must be regulated as a drug. The effect of the chemical upon the nervous system makes the idea of users performing common everyday actions, such as operating vehicles, unacceptable to public safety. Any questions? Dr. Camardi’s column runs monthly in Extra.
  12. New Jersey Voters Could Decide on Marijuana Legalization Bipartisan Effort in New Jersey Legislature To Put Marijuana on the Ballot - Hit & Run : Reason.com
  13. These 3 States Are on the Verge of Legalizing Medical Marijuana - PolicyMic Florida maryland and Utah, you have a call on the green courtesy phone.