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 Mother jones, March/April 2014
▶ THIS IS YOUR WILDERNESS ON DRUGS:  THE LANDSCAPE-SCARRING, ENERGY-SUCKING, WILDLIFE-KILLING REALITY OF POT FARMING http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/marijuana-weed-pot-farming-environmental-impacts

 

 

Grist, March 18, 2014
▶ CAN THE POT INDUSTRY MAKE BUDS WITH SUSTAINABILITY? http://grist.org/article/looking-for-sustainable-marijuana-in-washington/

 

Truthout, December 6, 2013

▶ THE CORPORATIZATION OF CANNABIS: THINKING BEYOND BIG MARIJUANA http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/20464-thinking-beyond-big-marijuana

 

AlterNet, March 16, 2014

▶ MICHELLE ALEXANDER:  WHITE MEN GET RICH FROM LEGAL POT, BLACK MEN STAY IN PRISON http://www.alternet.org/drugs/michelle-alexander-white-men-get-rich-legal-pot-black-men-stay-prison

 

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MONSANTO, PHARMACEUTICALS AND PATENTED MARIJUANA SEEDS

 

Reuters, February 05, 2014
CVS PHARMACIES BECOME FIRST BIG U.S. DRUGSTORE CHAIN TO DROP TOBACCO (COULD IT BE IN PREPARATION FOR DISPENSING LUCRATIVE LEGALIZED MARIJUNA?)  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/05/us-cvscaremark-cigarettes-idUSBREA140RP20140205

 

 Mint Press News, November 12, 2013
▶ BIG PHARMA EYES MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA MARKET http://www.mintpressnews.com/big-pharma-eyes-michigan-medical-marijuana-market/172459/=

 

 ▶ MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY, MARIJUANA SEEDS http://sco.lt/6N2Q2j

 

August 14, 2013 Chicago Now
- ▶  MONSANTO PREPARES TO BUILD LEGAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA EMPIRE WITH GMO SEEDS, PESTICIDES AND FRANKENWEED http://www.chicagonow.com/wild-side-chicago/2013/08/monsanto-ready-to-enter-medical-marijuana-war/

 

Medical Daily, August 14, 2013

▶ COULD MEDICAL MARIJUANA BE MONSANTO'S NEXT TARGET?  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED WEED ISN'T SO FAR FETCHED http://www.medicaldaily.com/could-medical-marijuana-be-monsantos-next-target-genetically-engineered-weed-isnt-so-far-fetched

 

-▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

            PESTICIDES, ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION & HEALTH

 

Times-Standard Online, November 30, 2013
▶ PESTICIDE-LADEN POT: THE DANGERS OF LURKING CONTAMINANTS AND PESTICIDES WITH COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS. 

Humboldt State University, Jeffrey Raber said a recent study he conducted found that up to 70 percent of the pesticides found on a marijuana bud can transfer to the smoke being inhaled.."It's much like injecting it directly into your blood stream.”...

...especially in the medical patient context,” Raber said. “These are people that are immunocompromised, they're undergoing chemotherapy, they're very sick with antibacterial loads. We can't be subjecting them to more of these types of potentially harmful contaminants when they're looking to this as a medicine source.”  http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_24628828/what-are-you-smoking-study-finds-pesticides-transfer

 

 The Nation, October 31, 2013
▶  POT-GROWING PESTICIDES PLAYING HAVOC WITH ENVIRONMENT
Thanks to the drug’s illegal status, marijuana farms are not regulated—with serious costs to water and wildlife.
http://www.thenation.com/article/176955/pot-growing-bad-environment#

 

NPR Radio, February 14, 2014
 ▶ ILLEGAL, REMOTE POT FARMS IN CALIFORNIA POISONING RARE WILDLIFE http://www.npr.org/2014/02/14/275351164/illegal-remote-pot-farms-in-california-poisoning-rare-wildlife

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT
                                      LinkTV World News
GOOGLE EARTH EXPOSES POT-GROWING'S ENVIRONMENTAL TOLL http://news.linktv.org/videos/google-earth-exposes-pot-growings-environmental-toll

 

▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

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                        DRUGGED UP, DUMBED DOWN NATION

 

Alternet, February 18, 2014
▶ WILL WE SEE THE STARBUCKS OF POT AS CORPORATIONS EYE THE LUCRATIVE LEGAL POT BUSINESS? http://www.alternet.org/drugs/will-we-see-starbucks-pot-corporations-eye-lucrative-legal-pot-business

 

 Alternet, February 20, 2014
▶ COLORADO'S LEGAL POT MARKET FAR EXCEEDS TAX REVENUE EXPECTATIONS: $185 MILLION  http://www.alternet.org/drugs/colorados-legal-pot-market-far-exceeds-tax-revenue-expectations

 

 Smart Planet, November 8, 2013

▶ IS MARIJUANA THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN AND GLOBAL INDUSTRY? http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/is-marijuana-the-next-great-american-industry/33745?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660&ftag=TRE4eb29b5

 

Bloomberg, February 14, 2014
▶ POT BUSINESSES ALLOWED TO OPEN ACCOUNTS WITH U.S. BANKS. The U.S. government took a step toward legitimizing the marijuana industry, allowing U.S. banks to offer accounts and other services to businesses in states where medical or recreational pot sales are legal.   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-14/treasury-lets-banks-offer-accounts-to-pot-businesses.html?alcmpid=markets

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT
                            LinkTV World News, January 10, 2014
             COLORADO SELLERS HIGH ON MARIJUANA PROFITS http://news.linktv.org/videos/colorado-sellers-high-on-marijuana-profits

 

RT News, January 04, 2014

▶ STOCK IN MARIJUNA COMPANIES SKYROCKETS AFTER COLORADO SELL $1 MILLION IN FIRST DAY http://rt.com/usa/marijuana-stock-soars-colorado-million-162/

 

RT USA, January 09, 2014
▶ RECREATIONAL POT IN COLORADO SURPASSES $5 MILLION IN FIRST WEEK http://rt.com/usa/colorado-marijuana-five-million-319/

 

 Reuters, January 20, 2014
▶ THE MARIJUANA GOLDMINE AND THE POLITICAL/CORPORATE REVOLVING DOOR: U.S. ex-DEA agent in unlikely new role with pot investment firm http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/20/us-usa-dea-marijuana-idUSBREA0J0PM20140120

 

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 Al Jazeera America, January 14, 2014

▶ EDIBLE MARIJUANA AND THE NEW LEGAL FRONTIER:  THESE AREN'T YOUR GRANDFATHER'S POT BROWNIES - A CORPORATE BIG FOOD BONANZA http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/14/edible-marijuanathesearentyourgrandfatherspotbrownies.html

 

Smell the Truth, December 31, 2013
▶ STONED PLANET: TEN STORIES THAT MADE 2013 THE YEAR OF LEGAL POT http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2013/12/31/ten-stories-that-made-2013-the-year-of-legal-pot/

 

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT
                     LinkTV World News, January 17, 2014
▶ SWAZILAND:  AFRICA'S GOLD MINE OF MARIJUANA - PART TWO http://news.linktv.org/videos/swaziland-africas-gold-mine-of-marijuana-part-two

 

RT News, January 15, 2014

▶ ITALIAN CITY OF TURIN VOTES IN FAVOR OF LEGALIZING CANNABIS http://rt.com/news/turin-cannabis-legalize-italy-613/

 

Albany Tribune, January 4, 2014
▶ PERU CALLS FOR DEBATE ON THE LEGALIZATON OF MARIJUANA http://www.albanytribune.com/04012014-peru-calls-debate-legalization-marijuana/

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT
                            LinkTV World News, MAY 2, 2013
INSIDE CANADA'S WAR ON WEED' Inside Canada's 'War on Weed' http://news.linktv.org/videos/inside-canadas-war-on-weedhttp://ow.ly/sMigd

 

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Wonder Why Marijuana Laws Are Passing So Quickly Across the USA and the World. It's Not For Your Health.  And It's Not About the Drug Wars. It's about the repeat of ending "prohibition" and restructuring wealth. Big politics and "Legal" Money is involved here to capture, control and profit from this new market. The Cartels and Multi-National Corporations Have Control of a global agricultural Industry,  already in place: from owning the land, to growing the crops, patenting new genetically engineered seeds, owning the pesticides and marketing ..  and we're right back to toxic smoking and ill-health.  Nothing new here.

 

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                    --- USA STATES & MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION--

 

RT News, December 10, 2013
▶ DENVER LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR USE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY http://rt.com/usa/denver-legalizes-marijuana-private-property-025/

 

RT News, November 22, 2013
▶ MAINE FAILS TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA http://rt.com/usa/maine-marijuana-legalize-fail-160/

 

RT News, October 18, 2013
▶ CALIFORNIA MOVES TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA IN 2016 http://rt.com/usa/california-legalize-marijuana-2016-386/

 

RT News, November 0, 2013
▶ WEEKS-OLD TRACES OF MARIJUANA CAN LAND YOU A DUI IN ARIZONA http://rt.com/usa/arizona-dui-marijuana-court-391/

 

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 Wave3.com, January 15, 2014

▶ US REPUBLICAN SENATOR TELLS MEDICAL MARIJUANA SUPPORTS TO FOCUS ON CANNABIS OIL http://www.wave3.com/story/24463785/republican-senator-tells-medical-marijuana-supporters-to-focus-on-cannabis-oil

 

-▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

 Truthout, January 08, 2014
 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

 

 ▶ UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://sco.lt/7pchOL

 

 ▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

                                                      WATCH

                       ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

             "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

     

 

▶ WHY ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS AND ANIMALS? http://sco.lt/7l7AVV

 

 


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