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Mason Tvert from the Marijuana Policy Project is on the show to update Scott about all the topics surrounding the Marijuana Policy Project’s efforts to get marijuana legalized in Colorado. Tvert talks about how they tried to re-educate Coloradans about the true nature of the harms of marijuana, and the publicity fueled efforts around the ballot initiative to legalize pot in Colorado.
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  • The internet is full of different ideas on how to pass these drug tests but I am hoping to find out whether someone here has gotten a false negative on one of these tests by diluting their pee properly. This is for a friend of mine who hasn’t smoked in 30 days, and when she did smoke, it was for only 3 days. I’ve read that traces of marijuana have stayed in peoples bodies for upwards of 50 days! She is short and weighs around 130. If anyone has real world experience that involves getting around this sort of thing, it would be greatly appreciated!

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  • Federal Judge May Declare Pot’s Classification As Schedule 1 Narcotic Unconstitutional | Ben Swann Truth In Media Have you ever wondered why it took a constitutional amendment to ban beer but marijuana did not need one?

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  • Hi, I live in Asia, where countries here generally have the most draconian anti-drug laws in the world. It’s not uncommon for people to be executed for non-violent drug crimes (including simple possession of drugs above a certain amount). And the worst part is, a majority of the citizens here actually support such inhumane laws. Whenever there is a news story about people getting caught for selling/smuggling drugs, there is usually an outpour of social media posts/comments calling for them to be given the harshest punishment possible (including the death sentence). As a libertarian, I find this appalling. Just as an example, late last year Jackie Chan’s son (Jaycee) was arrested in Beijing for possession of 100g of marijuana. He faced a possible sentence of up to the death penalty or life imprisonment. Jackie Chan was furious and reportedly refused to help fund his own son’s legal defense! He even said to reporters that, had he known about it, he would have beaten his son to death. And when Jaycee was eventually sentenced to 6 months in prison, many people posted on social media that the sentence was way too light! Part of the reason why people here support such draconian and inhumane drug laws, is because of the “Opium War” narrative. The narrative goes something like this: China was one of the great civilizations in the world. In the 17th & 18th centuries, China was largely self-sufficient and was exporting goods to the rest of the world, accumulating great wealth. But the downfall of the Qing Dynasty was brought about by the British bringing opium into China. The Chinese people got addicted to opium and this was the beginning of China’s decline. The Chinese government tried to stop the import of opium, which led to the Opium Wars, the “Unequal Treaties”, and China’s “Century of Humiliation”. This is why draconian anti-drug laws are justified and necessary, because drugs can lead to the downfall of great nations. I have a hard time persuading people here that drugs should be legalized (or at least decriminalized), because they almost always bring up this narrative as an objection. Can someone help debunk this “Opium War” narrative?

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