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  1. May 2019
    1. Just over half of the state’s tribes operate casinos, but only 16 are full Vegas-style resorts. And 47 of the state’s 109 tribes have no casinos at all, with some reservations still struggling to provide running water and electricity. “Not all tribes are rich from gaming,” Vialpando said.

      Wow, this is some important context... the industry is unequally distributed and doesn't help the less fortunate tribes!

    2. Two centuries of slaughter, land theft and discrimination have left California’s Native Americans with lower median incomes and education levels coupled with higher rates of poverty and unemployment than the general population.

      The 'plight' rhetoric.

    3. might give Native Americans an unfair advantage in the market.

      Same rationalization as in some of the readings!

    4. “It’s a long pattern in this state,” Vialpando said. “There’s a history of marginalizing tribes. There’s a history of not wanting to engage with tribes.”

      In this context, the Tribes being unfairly barred from this new market is not so surprising, but how is this implemented, and by whom?

    5. The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel opened the Mountain Source cannabis store about two weeks ago, in the front part of a failed casino that tribal leaders abandoned in 2014.

      Casino failed, locals had to adapt.

    6. a building that once let visitors try their hand at slot machines and poker tables is now a shop that sells cannabis flower and marijuana-infused truffles.

      Gambling -> Marijuana

    7. are being shut out In a state where weed is legal, groups hope for equal footing.

      This is interesting, and highly unexpected! Tribes not allowed to grow, but the rest of the state IS!

    8. new gambling fo

      Example of gambling linked to marijuana as a concept of tribal different legal restrictions to federal law.

  2. Nov 2017
    1. New York is one of 29 states (plus the District of Columbia) that have legalized medical marijuana––a trend that 94 percent of Americans support, according to an August Quinnipiac poll. But on December 8, all of that could begin to change.

      Congress has until that day to decide whether to include the Rohrabacher-Farr Act (also known as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer) in a bill that will fund the government through the next fiscal year. Right now, that law, made up of just 85 words, blocks the Department of Justice from using any money to prosecute medical marijuana in states where it's legal.

      . . .

      “I believe it would be unwise for Congress to restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions, particularly in the midst of an historic drug epidemic and potentially long-term uptick in violent crime," Sessions wrote in his letter.

  3. Jul 2016
    1. Not all people have the same feeling when they get high. Now I have studied more about marijuana and the effect marijuana causes in the human body. I believe that marijuana is not all that bad because marijuana is a herb that cures people and different things.

      Not all the people will have the same reasoning to the drugs they taking some people will get happy some of them will get mad. This matters because not all people want somebody that take drugs next to them and be acting like a full. Something that I heard about drugs is that you may sick if you stop taking it.

    2. Some people say a lot about the issue of marijuana like it’s a drug it kills people and it bad for humans. From what I heard marijuana isn’t really a drug is a herb grown on earth that cures people.

      People are talking about people that are taking drugs family members are feeling bad for her because she taking drugs. Some people think this don't matter but i think it matter because people are making their life more bad by them keep on smoking. This connects to me because my hall family was mad at me when i first started smoking.

    3. I remember when I was 13 my dad spoke to me one  time about it. I did not learn more because at  that time I did not have someone to look up to for a couple of months to talk about Teens smoking weed.

      sometimes the parents will speak to their kids about drugs so they won't go and use it when they have the age to buy marijuana,alcohol,drugs. This will matter to the parents because they don't want their kids taking drugs at a young age. This connects to my life because I was only 14 when i first started smoking.

    4. One thing I know for sure about “Marijuana ” is that marijuana makes  teens have different feelings and motivations when smoking weed.

      most of the teens get different reasons about marijuana some of them will go to sleep will start laughing. This matters because there is teens that go to school and is not okay for them to go to sleep in class. How does this connect to me it connects to me because when i used to smoke and come to sleep i will come to sleep.

    1. The study reveals—“boredom,” “experimentation,” and “insight”—are reasons for use related to increased and decreased risk of use of other drugs.

      This study shows that teens use drugs for three reasons: BOREDOM: meaning people use drugs because they are bored. EXPERIMENTATION: people use drugs to experiment about it. INSIGHT: it makes teens understand more.

      I think this is important because when teens are bored some teens use drugs. I agree and this connects to me because marijuana does make me want to experiment more and actually make me understand or have a argument in things i do. although when boredom strikes it helps motivates more.

  4. Nov 2014
    1. Marijuana kills cancer cells in proportion to its dose and duration of treatment, researchers found, and whole plant cannabis rich in THC was more efficacious than pure, lab-grade THC alone.

      We clearly have a lot to learn about cannabinoids and terpenes. There are maybe medical breakthroughs to be made here, breakthroughs that have been delayed for decades by reactionary, draconian drug laws.