Alabama

Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission Member Says Marijuana Isn’t Medicine

News – High Times Stephen Taylor, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and addiction psychiatrist who sits on the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission, said at a meeting Monday that pot is not medicine. “If it hasn’t been validated as a medicine, we shouldn’t be calling it medical marijuana or medical cannabis,” Taylor said, as quoted by […]

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A Thick Black Line on a Hurricane Map Lands Trump and Sharpie’s Maker in a Different Kind of Storm

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The pen has never been mightier. President Donald Trump’s Sharpie pen, that is. Mr. Trump’s suspected use of a signature black Sharpie to alter a hurricane map has prompted thousands of mocking tweets, late-night comedy jokes and a viral internet meme. It has also further fused a staple […]

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With Altered Map, Trump Insists He Was Right About Dorian Heading for Alabama

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — When President Trump displayed a large map of Hurricane Dorian’s path in the Oval Office on Wednesday, it was hard to miss a black line that appeared to have been drawn to extend the storm’s possible path into the state of Alabama. That might have been intended to […]

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Alabama Commission Considers Medical Marijuana Proposal

News – High Times A 15-person panel in Alabama convened for the first time Tuesday to consider whether medical marijuana is right for the state. The panel, known as the Medical Cannabis Study Commission, was born out of a bill to legalize medical cannabis that was introduced in the Alabama state legislature earlier this year. […]

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Synthetic Weed Found in Alabama Prison Lands K9 in Hospital

News – High Times A prison K9 in Alabama required CPR after a contraband raid last week exposed the animal to synthetic marijuana.  The dog, named Jake, assisted a search conducted last Thursday at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County, Alabama. As the search unfolded, Jake came into contact with a “powdery substance,” Alabama.com reported, […]

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Trump Consultant Is Trolling Democrats With Biden Site That Isn’t Biden’s

NYT > Politics AUSTIN, Tex. — For much of the last three months, the most popular Joseph R. Biden Jr. website has been a slick little piece of disinformation that is designed to look like the former vice president’s official campaign page, yet is most definitely not pro-Biden. From top to bottom, the website, JoeBiden.info, […]

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Governor of Alabama Has Only Hours to Take Action on Medical Marijuana Bill

News – High Times The governor of Alabama has to make a decision today about whether to sign into effect Senate Bill 236, a medical marijuana measure that has been weakened from its original version. In its final form, the legislation would extend access to cannabis oil for kids who experience seizures and create a […]

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One Million Dollars Worth of Marijuana, Cocaine Washes Up on Alabama Beach

News – High Times They weren’t treasure chests filled with gold bullion. But a pair of packages that washed up on an Alabama beach are worth at least as much. Police say the barnacle-covered bundles beach-goers discovered contained 86 pounds of cocaine and 21 pounds of marijuana. Law enforcement says the cannabis and cocaine have […]

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Republicans’ Messaging on Abortion Puts Democrats on the Defensive

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — With grisly claims that Democrats promote “birth day abortions” and are “the party of death,” the Republican Party and its conservative allies have aggressively reset the terms of one of the country’s most divisive and emotionally fraught debates, forcing Democrats to reassess how they should respond to attacks that portray […]

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Republicans’ Extreme Messaging on Abortion Puts Democrats on the Defensive

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — With grisly claims that Democrats promote “birth day abortions” and are “the party of death,” the Republican Party and its conservative allies have aggressively reset the terms of one of the country’s most divisive and emotionally fraught debates, forcing Democrats to reassess how they should respond to attacks that portray […]

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