How a Hemp Flag From Denver Made U.S. History on July 4

It’s been six years since Colorado native Michael Bowman pulled off a monumental coup for hemp on the Fourth of July. With the help of Jared Polis — a Colorado congressman at the time — Bowman briefly raised a Denver-made American flag above the United States Capitol Building on July 4, 2013.

That flag was made from hemp fibers, which were federally illegal at the time. Six years later, hemp is now federally legal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, and Bowman has co-founded his own publicly held hemp venture.

But for Bowman, it all goes back to that historic moment in 2013.

“This, my friends, is what the beginning of the end looked like. We were winning the war,” he says. Still, it wasn’t easy to get his hands on a hemp flag; in fact, he had to rely on some quick work from his Colorado friends to get the job done.

At the time, Bowman was in Washington, D.C., lobbying for hemp and supporting then-U.S. Representative Polis with hemp policy reform. While he watched Polis debate a colleague over a hemp amendment one day inside the Capitol, Bowman spotted a flag flying overhead. Inspiration struck: Aware of a rule that allows members of Congress to request that flags be flown briefly over the Capitol building and returned to their owner, Bowman mentioned the idea to Polis. Polis was in, and Bowman was on the hook for a hemp-made American flag on quick order. So the man known among friends and industry peers as “Mr. Hemp” got busy creating one.

He first enlisted Adam Dunn, a Denver resident and founder of the hemp-based clothing company Hemp Hoodlamb; Dunn purchased the fiber in Manitou Springs and brought it to his showroom in Denver. Sheldon Reid of the Graffitee Factory screen-printing company imprinted the stars and stripes, and Dunn’s mother finished the job with her sewing skills.

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Colorado hemp lobbyist Samantha Walsh, an influential figure in Colorado hemp legislation then and now, shipped the flag overnight to Bowman — just in time for Polis to hold it on the House floor as he advocated in favor of an amendment allowing institutions of higher education and state agricultural departments to produce hemp for academic research. Polis’s amendment passed on June 20, 2013, making history as the first federal hemp legislation passed in eighty years.

A few weeks later, Polis asked that the Colorado-made hemp flag be flown over the Capitol, and it was raised (fittingly) on the Fourth of July. Not everyone was thrilled with the moment, though. Michele Leonhart, head administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration at the time, reportedly categorized the incident as the lowest day of her 33 years at the DEA while speaking to a sheriff’s group the following January.

Polis had a different outlook. “George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. The first American flag was made of hemp,” he said at the time. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture produced a Hemp for Victory video in 1942. And today, I am proud that an American flag made of hemp will fly over our Capitol on the anniversary of our nation’s birth.”

Despite Leonhart’s objections, the writing was on the wall for hemp. In December 2018, it was no longer lumped in with marijuana as part of the Controlled Substances Act after the passage of the Farm Bill, a piece of agricultural legislation allowing all fifty states to farm and sell hemp. Although hemp is the same species as the marijuana plant, which is rich in intoxicating THC, hemp is grown to have 0.3 percent THC or less, and doesn’t get users high.

With hemp finally federally legalized, the industry is exploding, predicted to be worth well over $ 20 billion by 2025. Colorado is poised as a national leader in the new trade, leading the nation in farming acreage devoted to hemp in 2017 and 2018 combined, according to farming organization Vote Hemp. And the future has never looked brighter to Bowman.

“We have gone from having to sneak a flag over the Capitol building,” he notes, and “72 months later, we are the number-one state in hemp.”

Bowman, a fifth-generation Colorado farmer who planted his first hemp crop in 2014, is excited about the opportunities that hemp can provide to struggling small and mid-sized farmers and dying farm communities. He was recently invited to sit on two state committees as part of Governor Polis’s Colorado Hemp Advancement and Management Plan (CHAMP) to ensure Colorado’s position as a leader in the hemp industry.

His new company, First Crop, recently brought in $ 2.5 million during a round of public funding, but Bowman believes businesses like his could also help reinvigorate Colorado’s rural communities and save failing farms. “The small- to medium-sized farms, the ones that are really struggling right now, we think there is a real opportunity for them in the CBD oil space,” he says.

But Bowman thinks that hemp has far more potential than just the CBD market. “Hemp is not a one-trick pony; this plant has so much diversity,” he adds, pointing to hemp’s potential in the fiber, feed, seed and fuel markets. He even believes that when grown under sustainable farming methods, hemp could positively affect climate change, sucking CO2 out of the air, absorbing toxic metals and reducing pollution exposure.

These are thrilling times for Bowman, who has been advocating tirelessly on behalf of the plant for nearly twenty years. “Hemp is one of the oldest crops. We can trace this crop back 12,000 years. The last eighty years are an anomaly,” he says. “There have been a lot of people even five, six years ago who said, ‘You’re never going to get this. It’s never going to happen.’”

Since that now-famous Fourth of July in 2013, Bowman’s hemp flag has been utilized as a symbol of activism, touring the nation via Denver native Rick Trojan’s “Hemp Road Trip” and educating the public about the benefits of the hemp plant.

So as we celebrate our nation’s independence, let’s celebrate hemp’s newfound freedom, as well. After all, founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp, Betsy Ross’s first American flag is rumored to have been sewn on hemp, and the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence itself were likely written on hemp paper.


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Health Highlights: July 3, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Lawsuit Challenges Mississippi Law on Labeling of Meatless Products

A Mississippi law that bans terms such as “meatless meatballs” and “vegan bacon” on plant-based food labels violates free-speech rights, opponents allege in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.

The law states that “a plant-based or insect-based food product shall not be labeled as meat or a meat food product,” the Associated Press reported.

But the lawsuit says the law “serves only to create consumer confusion where none previously existed.”

The lawsuit was launched by the Plant Based Foods Association and Illinois-based Upton’s Naturals Co., which makes vegan products. They’re backed by the free-market advocacy group Institute for Justice, the AP reported.

Last year, a lawsuit was filed against a Missouri law that made it a misdemeanor to label plant-based products as meat. That legal challenge was launched by vegetarian food products maker Tofurky Co. and The Good Food Institute, a nonprofit that advocates for alternatives to meat.

In Louisiana, a law scheduled to take effect in October 2020 forbids vegetable products from being called meat, non-rice products from being called rice and sugar alternatives from being called sugar, the AP reported.

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Disney’s July Lineup Declares Independence from Summer Doldrums

Fresh animated content is hopping on Disney TV next month, with brand-new episodes of recently debuts kids’ comedy-adventure Amphibia continuing Anne’s incredible discoveries with Sprig and the other froggy folk of his enchanting world. Other toon highlights include episode premieres for recent preschool delivery T.O.T.S., new track challenges for Mickey and the Roadster Racers and monstrous fun with Vampirina.

Disney TV animation debuts for July:

Monday, July 1
10:00-10:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Amphibia “Lily Pad Thai/Plantar’s Last Stand” Anne gets a job at Stumpy’s diner and transforms the humble frog eatery into a flashy Thai fusion restaurant. Kevin McDonald (Lilo & Stitch) and John DiMaggio (Ben 10) guest star as Mr. Duckweed and Stumpy, respectively. | When rent on the Plantar’s food stand skyrockets, Anne has to show Hop Pop the key to being a great salesman. Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) guest stars as Toadie and James Patrick Stuart (General Hospital) returns as One-Eyed Wally.

Tuesday, July 2
10:00-10:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Amphibia “Toad Tax/Prison Break” Anne befriends toad soldiers to gain respect in Wartwood. |Toad Tower finds itself under attack by a pair of horrifying herons. Matt Jones and Kristen Johnston (both from Mom) guest star as Percy and Braddock, respectively.

Friday, July 5
8:00-8:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Mickey and the Roadster Racers “Goof Quest/Llama Drama” Goofy and Donald team up with Uncle Goof for a treasure hunt in Peru. Legendary musician Alice Cooper guest stars as Alistair Coop De Ville. | The Happy Helpers discover the only way to deliver a package is to travel up a mountain by llama.

9:00-9:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) T.O.T.S. “The Purrfect Little Helper/The Colorful Chameleon” When Pip and Freddy are tasked to deliver a kitten, they think it’s a mistake as there are no cats at T.O.T.S. | Pip and Freddy must deliver a baby chameleon that keeps disappearing.

Monday, July 8
10:00-10:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Amphibia “Croak and Punishment/Trip to the Archives” When Sprig’s rare and precious Blue Moon Shell is stolen, he and Anne investigate to find the thief. Chris Sullivan (This Is Us) guest stars as Gunther and John DiMaggio (Ben 10) returns as Stumpy. | To prepare for Anne’s quest, the Plantars visit the town archives and accidentally get trapped.

Wednesday, July 10
10:00-10:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Amphibia “A Night at the Inn/Wally and Anne” The Plantars stay at a bed and breakfast for the night, but Polly discovers

the caretakers aren’t what they seem. Chris Sullivan (This Is Us) and Kari Wahlgren (DC Super Hero Girls) guest star as Teddy and Martha, respectively. |

Everyone calls Anne crazy when she claims to have seen the mythical Moss Man.

Thursday, July 11
10:00-10:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Amphibia “Family Fishing Trip/Bizarre Bazaar” Sprig wants to spend time with Hop Pop on their family fishing trip, but

Hop Pop’s friend Sylvia gets in the way. | Anne’s music box goes missing at the mysterious and exclusive Bizarre Bazaar.

Friday, July 12
9:00-9:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) T.O.T.S. “Stripe Out/A Splashy Delivery” Pip and Freddy try to find out what mysterious striped animal they are delivering. | While delivering a baby octopus, Pip and Freddy accidentally unplug the crate.

9:30-10:00 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Vampirina “The Boo Boys Are Back/Pixie Problem” The Ghoul Girls and Poltergeist Pat perform at the Paranormal Pop Festival. Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Adam DeVine (Pitch Perfect) return as Dragos and Poltergeist Pat, respectively. | Vee practices a new shrinking spell when a pixie family visits the Scare B&B.

Monday, July 15
10:00-10:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Amphibia “Cursed!/Fiddle Me This” After Anne helps Sprig break up with Maddie, strange things start happening to them. | When a popular talent competition comes to Wartwood, Hop Pop goes overboard in training Sprig to win. Olympic figure skaters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir guest star as celebrity talent show Judges.

Thursday, July 18
10:00-10:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Amphibia “Reunion” During a banquet hosted by the toads, Anne is reunited with a friend from home.

Friday, July 19
9:00-9:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) T.O.T.S. “Night Flight/Slippery When Wet” Freddy must face his fear of the dark when he and Pip are assigned a nighttime delivery. | Pip hopes to speed through the next delivery, but they are tasked to deliver a baby sloth.

Friday, July 26
9:00-9:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) T.O.T.S. “The Great Robot Race/Hiccup Hazard” Pip and Freddy have to prove that delivery birds are better than a stork drone. | Pip’s hiccups threaten their delivery, so he asks Freddy to scare them out of him.

9:30-10:00 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Vampirina “Face the Music/Fright at the Museum” Poppy writes a song for the Ghoul Girls to perform in the school talent show. | Vee and her friends are invited to a sleepover at the museum hosted

by King Pepi. Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) reprises his role as King Pepi.

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Colorado Dispensaries Break Records With July Sales

Colorado marijuana sales continued their summer uptick in July with record-breaking sales, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue. The state’s dispensaries collected over $ 138.5 million, the highest monthly sales figure so far, just beating August 2017’s tally of $ 138.46 million.

Despite a relatively slow start this year, marijuana sales began to rebound in June, when they totaled over $ 129.5 million, DOR numbers show. That came after two straight months of declining sales, with April and May both seeing decreasing earnings month-over-month from the previous year.

Recreational pot sales spurred July’s record number, accounting for $ 111.2 million and beating out March ($ 105.9 million) for the most retail sales in a single month in Colorado, according to the DOR.

Even medical sales continue to rebound, with June and July both showing modest monthly increases in MMJ sales, after May’s total was the lowest since the DOR began tracking sales in 2014. In July, MMJ sales accounted for $ 27.2 million — a total nearly 4 percent higher than medical sales in May.

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Nailing the 710 Split: July 10 is When We Concentrate on Dabbers and Vapers

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Help Vets, Protect Pets and Kids This 4th of July

July 3, 2018 — As Americans come together to celebrate with food, friends, and fireworks, it’s also important to remember how to stay safe.

Last year saw the highest number of firework-related injuries, says the Consumer Product Safety Commission. There were at least eight reported deaths and an estimated 12,900 injuries. Of those, 8,700 happened in the summer.

Here are some tips on how not to become a statistic.

General Safety

  • Learn and follow all local laws about using fireworks. Read all caution labels and descriptions before lighting fireworks.
  • Make sure to have a responsible adult supervising all firework activities.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while igniting fireworks. Wear safety goggles, and only light one firework at a time.
  • Do not relight a “dud” firework; it could explode. Instead, wait 20 minutes after you try to light it, and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Have a bucket of water and a water hose nearby in case of emergencies.

Veterans

Some veterans may have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that could be triggered by loud fireworks. Check with your neighbors before you light fireworks in your neighborhood.

  • If you have a neighbor who served in combat, make sure they aren’t surprised. Let them know you plan to set off fireworks.
  • Consider limiting your fireworks use. Maybe cut back out of respect.
  • Start small. Build up to the loudest bangs and pops.
  • Look for yard signs marking houses of military veterans.

Kids

  • Don’t allow children to handle any type of fireworks, such as firecrackers, bottle rockets, or Roman candles.
  • They’re fun, but watch out for sparklers. They can reach up to 1,800 F, which is hot enough to melt gold. If your child is playing with a sparkler, make sure to keep the flame away from clothing and hair.
  • Kids shouldn’t pick up pieces of fireworks after a show. They could still be ignited and could explode.
  • Find fun alternatives for kids, like glow sticks and light-up toys.

 If a child is burned from an errant firework, remove clothes from the burn and run cool — not cold — water over the injury. Don’t use ice. If the child’s eye is injured, it’s important not let him or her rub it — this may cause more damage. Don’t try and flush the eye with water. Instead, get immediate medical help. 

Pets

More pets run away on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year, according to Sharon Harvey of the Cleveland Animal Protective League.

  • Leave your pets at home. Most pets’ ears are highly sensitive to loud fireworks, and pets may be prone to anxiety and try to run away.
  • Make sure your pet is wearing identification with a phone number on it. Microchipping can also help find your pet if it gets lost.
  • Take your pet on a walk before sunset. Any excess energy could make anxiety worse.
  • Confine your pet to a comfortable place along with a favorite blanket or toy.
  • Drown out the booming fireworks with white noise, such as a loud fan.
  • Veterinarians may prescribe anti-anxiety medications.

Sources

Consumer Product Safety Commission: “2017 Fireworks Annual Report.”

National Council on Fireworks Safety: “Recommended Safety Tips.”

Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center: “Easing the stress of Fireworks on Combat Veterans.”

KidsHealth: “Fireworks Safety.”

Parents: “Fireworks Safety Rules and Tips for Families.”

Fox Carolina: “More dogs run away on July Fourth than any other day of the year.”

Martha Stewart: “5 Veterinarian Tips on Keeping Your Pet Calm During the Fireworks.”

Children’s Hospital of Atlanta: “Keeping Kids Safe Around Fireworks.”

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July Is Peak Time for Illness From Feces in Pools

By E.J. Mundell

HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Is it safe to go in the water this summer? Not if microscopic germs like E. coli or cryptosporidium are swimming in the pool with you, U.S. health officials warn.

“These germs make people sick when they swallow water contaminated with poop,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated frankly in a news release on Thursday.

The statement accompanied a new report on 140 outbreaks of “untreated recreational water” that sickened nearly 5,000 people and killed two between 2000 and 2014 in the United States.

Many of these cases were traced to fecal matter released into pools by children or adults who weren’t following proper hygiene precautions, said a team led by preventive medicine researcher Michele Hlavsa, of Emory University in Atlanta.

About one-third of the cases occurred in public parks, and another third at public beaches, the report found. And July was the peak month — 58 percent began in that month.

The way a pool or local beach usually gets contaminated isn’t pretty.

“Swimmers can be a source of fecal contamination if they have a fecal incident in the water or fecal material washes off their bodies,” the researchers explained.

Dr. Robert Glatter is an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City who’s seen the effects of severe gastrointestinal illnesses firsthand.

“If you develop fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain or vomiting after swimming in a lake or untreated water, it’s important to see your doctor or be treated in the emergency department,” he said. In the new report, 87 percent of illnesses were traced to bugs such as E. coli, cryptosporidium, norovirus and Shigella — all of which can be present in feces.

“Water that enters the nose while swimming in warm freshwater can place you at risk for not only diarrhea and enteritis, but parasitic and fungal infections that can spread to the brain and sinuses,” Glatter warned.

In fact, the two deaths noted in the report were linked to Naegleria fowleri, the so-called “brain-eating amoeba” that can grow in warm freshwater. Cases are very rare, but the disease is often quickly fatal.

Continued

“Wearing a nose clip or simply keeping your head above water may be helpful if you swim in lakes, rivers or areas of untreated water,” Glatter said. “Try to avoid swallowing water, since this may lead to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections. The only sure way to prevent an infection from Naegleria fowleri due to swimming is to avoid water-related activities in warm freshwater lakes or rivers.”

A small fraction of the outbreaks noted in the new report were spurred by “toxins or chemicals” — usually toxins emitted by harmful “algae blooms.” Would-be swimmers can often get a heads-up about those issues, however.

“It’s vital to obey any posted advisories in which beaches are closed for swimming,” Glatter said. Also stay away from any water that looks discolored, foamy or has a foul smell.

Of course, the best way everyone can keep water-safe this summer is to pitch in for prevention.

“If you are sick with diarrhea, stay out of the water, since swallowed water may contain enteric pathogens that can result in nausea, vomiting and diarrhea,” Glatter said.

According to the study team, parents must be especially vigilant.

That’s because outbreaks were most likely at pools or beaches “frequented by children under 5 years with no or limited toileting skills [and] without adequate, easily accessible and well-stocked hygienic facilities,” such as toilets or diaper-changing stations.

Dr. Nicole Berwald is interim chair of emergency medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City. She stressed that for the millions of Americans who flock to beaches and pools this summer, the water is fine.

“These recreational activities are usually performed without hazardous outcomes,” she said. “With that said, swimmers should be aware of potential health risks so they can enjoy the summer months while protecting themselves.”

The new report was published June 29 in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Sources

SOURCES: Robert Glatter, M.D., emergency physician, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Nicole Berwald, M.D., interim chair, emergency medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, New York City; June 29, 2018,Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

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Don’t miss the MPP and NJCIA Golf Tournament in New Jersey on July 15

In partnership with the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association (NJCIA), the Marijuana Policy Project is bringing supporters together for a friendly golf competition at the Linwood Country Club in New Jersey as we ramp up legalization efforts statewide. Please join us just across the bay from Atlantic City as we bring policymakers, politicians, cannabis industry experts, and friends together for a round of golf followed by a cocktail reception on Sunday, July 15.

We are grateful to Gov. Phil Murphy for his commitment to ending marijuana prohibition in New Jersey. As a trusted leader in marijuana policy reform, MPP has worked on the front lines of changing marijuana policies and laws, both federal and state, for 23 years. Our event partner, the NJCIA, is the state’s largest nonprofit trade organization dedicated to advancing the legalization of cannabis through sensible policies that optimize the responsible growth and development of New Jersey’s cannabis industry.

FORMAT OF PLAY:
Better ball scramble

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
1 p.m.: Afternoon Shotgun Start FOR GOLFERS ONLY
5-8 p.m.: Cocktail Reception and BBQ, Awards Ceremony and Program

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Individual Golfer: $ 350 per person
Foursome: $ 1,400 per foursome
Cocktail Reception and BBQ ONLY: $ 125 per person

For sponsorship opportunities or for more information, please contact Dara Servis of the NJCIA at dservis@newjerseycia.org.

Registration fee for golfers includes food and beverages during the day and also includes the cocktail reception and barbecue at the al fresco bar and dining patio overlooking the course. Menus are created by the same legendary team behind the acclaimed Dock’s Oyster House, Knife and Fork Inn, and Harry’s Oyster Bar in Atlantic City.

LODGING INFORMATION:
Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City
Number to call for room registration: (888) 516-2215
Group Name: NJCIA Room Block
Group Code: SB07NJ8 Bally’s
For online booking, use this link.

 

This event will sell out, so register today!

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‘OK K.O.!’ Knocks Out New Eps in May, Hits DVD in July

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes

A whopping 12 turbo-charged new episodes of Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes are rolling out throughout this month, including a special Mother’s Day showcase highlighting the bond between K.O. and his mom, Carol. Created by Ian Jones-Quartey, the high-octane series follows K.O. as he takes on the villains of Lakewood Plaza while training to become one of the world’s greatest heroes.

The first batch of new adventures debuted May 5, but this weekend is the perfect time to hang out on the couch with your fellow heroes (especially super moms!) as another batch bows Saturday, May 12:

May 12 at 6 a.m. ET/PT “My Fair Carol” – K.O., Enid and Rad team up to help Carol out with a special occasion.

7 a.m. “Let’s Watch the Boxmore Show” – Our heroes discover that the Boxmore security camera feed is the most entertaining thing ever.

8 a.m. “Your World is an Illusion” – K.O. tries to help a hero in need and ends up needing some help of his own.

9 a.m. “The So-Bad-ical” – When a new substitute shows up, K.O. and Dendy decide they need to get their old teacher back.

The knock-out fun continues Saturday, May 19 with four new episodes from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Further, fans can revisit their favorite action-packed adventures when OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes: T.K.O. arrives on DVD on July 17. The release includes 18 eleven-minute episodes and a 22-minute special from the first season, retailing for $ 14.97: “Let’s Be Heroes,” “Let’s Be Friends,” “You’re Everybody’s Sidekick,” “We Messed Up,” “We’ve Got Pests,” “Legends of Mr. Gar,” “We Got Hacked,” “Plazalympics,” “We’re Captured,” “Know Your Mom,” “T.K.O.” Special, “Stop Attacking the Plaza,” ”We’ve Got Fleas,” “Glory Days,” “Villains Night Out,” “Villains Night In,” “Parents’ Day,” “Let’s Not Be Skeletons,” and “Actions News.”

Animated action fans can also tune in to Cartoon Network throughout the month for upcoming new episodes of Justice League Action (May 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 at 6:15 a.m. ET/PT), The Powerpuff Girls (triple eps. on May 13 and 20, starting at 4:15 p.m.), Ben 10 (May 14, 21, 22 & 23 at 6 p.m.), and Ninjago (May 14, 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25 at 6:15 p.m.)

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes

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Police in Canada Aren’t Prepared for July Legalization

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Massachusetts Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill, Starts July 1

Massachusetts voters approved the end of marijuana prohibition for adults over the age of 21 in November of last year, but lengthy debates over the final guidelines of that legalization have held up implementation until now. On July 19, the Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate passed H. 3818, which aimed to modify a […]
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