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Anti-drug organization, D.A.R.E., shows support for marijuana legalization

D.A.R.E. posted an op-ed on its website (which has since been archived here), that shows support for legalizing marijuana.

As a former deputy sheriff, I know from enforcing senseless marijuana laws that children only are being put in more danger when marijuana is kept illegal (“ Legal pot poses another threat to children,” July 8 letter from Dr. Johanna Said). The term “controlled substance” is very misleading.

The goal of prohibiting marijuana was to eradicate its use, but in reality, the drug has become infinitely harder for law enforcement to control. People like me, and other advocates of marijuana legalization, are not totally blind to the harms that drugs pose to children. We just happen to know that legalizing and regulating marijuana will actually make everyone safer. Merely decriminalizing it will do nothing to undercut the dangerous illicit market that is currently selling to kids everywhere.

I support legalization precisely because I want to reduce youths’ drug use. Drug dealers don’t care about a customer’s age. The answer isn’t prohibition and incarceration; the answer is regulation and education.

We already tried alcohol prohibition and it was a violent catastrophe, too. Please don’t let Ohio be known as one of the last bastions of marijuana hysteria.

I’m for legalizing marijuana. Why? Two major reasons.

1. Because alcohol is legal. And there is NO WAY alcohol should be legal and weed isn’t. I would go into all of the details and get real deep with my argument, but eh. Here’s a little bit

Marijuana affects the cardiovascular system, increasing heart rate and blood pressure, but a person can’t fatally overdose on pot like they can with alcohol, Baler said.

Alcohol is more likely than marijuana to interact with other drugs. The way that alcohol is metabolized, or broken down, in the body, is common to many drugs that are taken for a variety of conditions, said Gary Murray, acting director of the Division of Metabolism and Health Effects at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

I’m open to hearing your (reader) argument against this point though….

2. Because there are HUGE health benefits to marijuana (cancer treatment, seizures, anxiety, chronic pain, just to mane a few). The list is long. Here is a great summary from Business Insider on this. We can’t safely provide it to those who could benefit, nor can we tell what is too much for any particular issue or how it could interact with other medicines. Why? Because it is federally illegal. And so research can’t be done (or research facilities would lose federal funding).

I’m glad that more truth is starting to come out about the benefits of marijuana. At the VERY least, it should be decriminalized.

New Music: “Wanna Know” – Meek Mill feat. Quentin Miller (Drake Diss)

First of all the “Quentin Miller” thing is funny. If you didn’t know, that’s the guy who Meek says ghostwrites for Drake. LOL

Okay. Here.

By now you all know that I’m Team Drake.

But Imma say it anyway. This diss was trash.

FIRST of all, he did exactly what I thought he was gonna do – and that is not come at Drake with ANYTHING new. Next, he’s hardly rapping on here. He’s using Diddy’s old interviews, the Quentin Miller reference tracks that nobody seems to care about, and coming with the same ole stuff. He’s barely rapping? And finally, he’s confusing as hell. Like….he really put in a reference to Twitter and Instagram and compared that to not having money.

So…nothing.

I’m..confused.

But. Like I said. The “feat. Quentin Miller” thing is cute. The cover art is funny as well.

That’s all I’ve got.

Check out Drake’s reaction.

A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

I came back cause I need y’all to see this.

BRUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Update:

Just a couple more things….

LMAO.

And this (read each one from the bottom up)…

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WHEW.

Also….one of the biggest questions from Meek Mill’s diss has to do with who peed on Drake?

Hmmmm. I mean, Meek Mill made it seem like someone was deliberately urinating on Drake….but I mean whatever.

 

Meek Mill goes off on Hot 97’s Program Director…on Instagram.

Okay. So this happened.

But then 7pm came and went so this happened…

Meanwhile, Hot 97’s Program Director responded like this to Meek Mill posting about the diss track (she’s now deleted the posts on instagram)

“Who cares?” <— WHEW. But I mean, that’s basically how everyone is feeling…

Anyway, he’s not too happy (I’m not sure why the IG posts aren’t showing up, but you can click on the links to see. The original posts from TT Torrez have been removed from her IG. These are screenshots via Baller Alert).

https://instagram.com/p/5xz00wl79q/?taken-by=balleralert

https://instagram.com/p/5x15KDl7w5/?taken-by=balleralert

Like……

What in the world is going on, here?

And I’m still trying to figure out why Meek Mill is pushing this diss track out through New York radio in the first place?

Boy slaps theeee shhhhh out of his bullies and I. AM. HOLLERING.

The yell-laugh that came from deep within me while watching this cannot be explained.

Man LOOK.

He was FED. UP.

The reach back cannot be matched. He put his entire family behind that one.

HA HA HA HA!

And the third one? He slapped him up JUST. IN. CASE. he was thinking about trying something in the future.

*screams*

JC Penney has shorts in their career section. An employee wore them. Then got sent home.

Ahhhh. The almighty dress code.

A JC Penney employee, Sylva Stoel, wore a pair of shorts from the career section to work and it didn’t turn out too well.

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So. Let me get this straight. These shorts are in the career section of your store, but when an employee wears them to her job, AT YOUR STORE, it’s not okay?

There seems to be some discrepancy here between what JC Penney is advertising and what their dress code is for their employees.

In 2013, JCP reversed a more casual dress code embraced by short-lived CEO Ron Johnson, over fears that it made it harder for shoppers to find employees. New CEO Mike Ullman reinstated a business casual code at the time.

The “no shorts” policy is a different message than the one Stoel claims she received in her training.

“The only word the manager said on dress code during my job orientation was that denim was not allowed, T-shirts were unacceptable, spaghetti-strap tank tops weren’t allowed and skirts couldn’t be ’too short,’” Sylva toldMic. “But I was never warned that wearing linen shorts to work could get me sent home.”

Indeed, if you type in “career shorts” then JC Penney has a section for them on their website.

Personal opinion? Shorts aren’t appropriate to wear to work. The truth is that I’ve been seeing clothing stores advertising “suits” that have shorts instead of pants saying that it’s the new career attire. And that’s just not true.

However, if you are a clothing store employer, and have said shorts in your career section, and would like your employees to wear store merchandise, then this confuses me.

On some level, I agree with this^^^.

What do you all think?