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The420TimesStaff | May 18, 2013 | Comments 0
From the fine folks at DFW NORML:
On May 4, a sense (and smell) of hope and freedom filled the air as marijuana supporters gathered at Hyde Park in Fort Worth to participate in DFW NORML’s annual Global Marijuana March. The energy could be felt from the very beginning, as volunteers and vendors gathered early outside of Mambo’s Tapas Cantina to set up for the day’s events. Participants and supporters mingled, danced, shouted and sang as they enjoyed live music played from the Mambo’s 2nd floor roof patio.
Then came the march. At 4:20 pm, DFW NORML’s members and supporters began to march. Flags were waved, signs were held, and the sound of “1-2-3, we want weed!” echoed through the streets. What began as a march of around 300 people soon began to catch the attention of onlookers and passers-by. By the time marchers returned to Hyde Park, we had picked up an additional 200 supporters and a legalization parade that stretched for 9 blocks, resulting in an estimated 500 people!
Those who didn’t join in gave thumbs up, honked, waved, and stopped to video record the march as a show of support. One man even got out of his car at the intersection of 9th and Commerce to video uswith his phone. To top off an already incredible day, the march was also covered by Channel 5 (NBC DFW) and the Fort Worth Star Telegram, along with several other independent media outlets.
The weather that day was perfect and the day’s events, from start to finish, went smoothly without a single incident or need for police involvement. It was a very proud day in history for both DFW NORML and the city of Fort Worth. DFW NORML greatly appreciates the march’s participants, sponsors, vendors, volunteers, the Park Central Hotel, as well as Federal Plaza and the city of Fort Worth for hosting this event.
Our next event is the May meeting on 5/25 at the Whiskey Girl Saloon in Fort Worth so please join us or make a donation to the cause at our online store here: http://dfwnorml.myshopify.com/products/donation
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Index Watch: After experiencing rebounds in average price last month, the US Price, Kind, and Mids indices all finished March below their previous month’s average. The Kind Index experienced the biggest drop-off (down $ 12 from February). Only the Schwag Index has consistently increased each month thus far in 2013. The top five strains (with average price) were: Kush ($ 383), Diesel ($ 361), Purps ($ 357), Haze ($ 332), and Blueberry …More
Don’t miss Productively Stoned, a live comedy show featuring some of the most productively stoned comics in the game. This month’s show, hosted by Jordan Rock and Victor Pleacoff, takes place on Saturday the 23rd at 8pm. Admission is free. Head to Karma Lounge in New York City – 51 First Ave between 3rd St & 4th St – 212.677.3160.
Today’s News Hit covers the new welfare drug testing bill introduced in Congress, the profiling of Colorado drivers since the state legalized pot last November, and a potential bong ban in Florida (as well as the state representative who claims bongs are “utensils of death”). Check out The HIGH TIMES News Hit with Mike Hughes – Thursday, March 14, 2013. Contact The News Hit: Twitter: @ …More
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
More than 100 Passengers Fall Ill on Royal Caribbean Cruise
More than 100 passengers aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship were sickened by a gastrointestinal illness that might have been norovirus.
ABC News reported the incident on Friday, although the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention did not yet have information on the incident.
Almost 2,000 passengers and 772 crew members were traveling on Vision of the Seas, which had pulled into Port Everglades, Fla., Friday as it concluded an 11-night Caribbean cruise, according to ABC News.
The ill passengers were given over-the-counter medication while on the ship and had responded well, Royal Caribbean International said.
In a statement to ABC News on Friday, the cruise line said: “At Royal Caribbean International, we have high health standards for all our guests and crew. During the sailing, we conduct enhanced cleaning on board the ship to help prevent the spread of the illness. Additionally, when Vision of the Seas arrived to Port Everglades, Fla., today, we conducted an extensive and thorough sanitizing onboard the ship and within the cruise terminal to help prevent any illness from affecting the subsequent sailing.”
Another Vision of the Seas cruise set sail late Friday afternoon, although Royal Caribbean said passengers were given the option of rescheduling their cruise if they were not comfortable traveling on that ship at this time.
Army Still Struggling with PTSD Diagnosis, Treatment: Report
The U.S. Army still has difficulty diagnosing and treating soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder, even though it has more than doubled the number of military and civilian behavioral health workers over the past five years, according to an Army report.
It says that incompatible training and guidelines, confusing paperwork, and incompatible data systems are among the stumbling blocks, the Associated Press reported.
The Army has made progress in some areas, including reducing how long it takes soldiers to get a disability evaluation and publishing a guide to the process, the report said.
It’s an important issue, as suicide deaths outnumber combat deaths among soldiers, according to the AP.
Last year, the Army had 183 suicides among active-duty soldiers, up from 167 in 2011. The U.S. military as a whole had 350 suicides in 2012, compared with 301 the year before.
Global Temperatures Warmest in 4,000 Years: Report
Temperatures worldwide are warmer than at any time in the last 4,000 years and in the coming decades they could rise above levels that haven’t occurred since before the last ice age, according to a new report published Friday in the journal Science.
The scientists said that even if the human activity-related global temperature increase projected for later this century is at the low end of estimates, the Earth will still be at least as warm as, or likely warmer than, it was during the warmest periods of the current geological era, The New York Times reported.
That era, called the Holocene, began about 12,000 years ago and brought a moderate climate that scientists believe led to the rise of human civilization about 8,000 years ago and continues to sustain it.
For this new report, scientists developed the most meticulous reconstruction yet of global temperatures over the past 11,300 years.
This is “another important achievement and significant result as we continue to refine our knowledge and understanding of climate change,” Michael Mann, a researcher at Pennsylvania State University, told The Times.
Posted: March 2013