Medical Marijuana Supporters Use Super Bowl As Platform

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HOUSTON – Supporters of medical marijuana are using the Super Bowl as a platform to urge the NFL and the federal government to lift prohibitions against the use of cannabis.

They contend marijuana should have a place in sports medicine as a natural alternative to opiates for treatment of injuries.

Currently, if an NFL player tests positive for cannabis, he can be fined, suspended or banished from the league.

Among those on the panel were former New Olreans Saints player Kyle Turley, who said he became addicted to opiods prescribed to him for injuries sustained as a college and professional player.

“Cannabis is not a cure-all for severe pain and all these real bad, horrific injuries, but you can deal with it better and you don’t get addicted, and you can walk away from this, like walking away from drinking coffee or Coke, or even pizza,” Turley said. “It just takes some willpower. I know what it’s like to come off heavy prescription medication. That was not fun.”

Turley was part of the panel at an event put on at the Revention Music Center called the “Cannibis in Professional Sports Symposium.”

The event was sponsored by Vapen, a company that produces marijuana extracts and inhalers.

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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary to Run for Prime Minister of Canada, Supports Marijuana Legalization

Billionaire investor Kevin O’Leary has spent years gaining notoriety as a mainstay member of ABC’s Shark Tank. Prior to that he spent eight years on the Canadian version of the show, Dragon’s Den. Now O’Leary wants to be the Prime Minister of Canada.

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In an announcement that might draw deja vu to Donald Trump’s announcement (both are billionaire reality stars running on a conservative platform), O’Leary says he is running for leadership of Canada’s Conservative Party in an effort to take over the role of Prime Minister from Justin Trudeau. Trudeau is up for reelection in 2019.

“I am the only one that can defeat Trudeau,” O’Leary, 62, stated on Facebook. O’Leary believes that Trudeau is placing a huge amount of debt upon the country, which he says he has ideas to fix (ideas he has yet to release).

Breaking with the Conservative Party, O’Leary is actually a supporter of legalizing marijuana, something that Trudeau campaigned on (but has yet to follow through with).

In a recent interview with Business Insider, O’Leary stated; “This is like the end of prohibition. It’s going to be a remarkable opportunity. The cashflow in Colorado is three times what they thought it was going to be. They did the right thing by legalizing it and it’s now a huge cash crop. People should not be going to jail for marijuana. This is substance that’s been used by humans for thousands of years. It’s stupid what we’ve done to it, and I think it has to be federally legal.”

Also in breaking with the Conservative Party, O’Leary says he’s a supporter of LGBT rights and assisted suicide, among other progressive causes.

Source: The Joint Blog

First Things First…

My name is Oro Cas and I thought it was time to start writing. My style of writing and what I share here may not be “the norm” here on Word Press but I have never really been normal so here goes…

To fill this space on a regular basis I have decided to share not only stories and tales of my life but also a slew of pictures and videos, along with many things I talk about and share on social media.

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Take for instance this lovely piece of art I found on FB this morning. I think this picture is worth more like millions of words instead of a thousand.

The so-called war on drugs was a totally failure that cost the American taxpayers trillions of dollars over the years. The results we have today from that war are depicted above in what some would call a very exaggerated way but for anyone who has found themselves in a similar situation as the one above then the level of exaggeration falls noticeably.

I have been involved with cannabis in one form or another since my first toke on a joint at the age of 14. That’s a story for another day but my point is I am a walking library on the subject and most things associated with it.

I want to cover all topics I find important at the age of 55 and I think some of those topics may surprise some of you, but that’s the whole idea here. As stated before, there will be pictures, videos, and lots of stories as I try to make this little space happen so stay tuned… I’m just getting warmed up…

more later…