4. CHRONICLE AM: CA POT PARTY BUS BILL ADVANCES, BOLIVIA COCA
CULTIVATION DECLINE, MORE... (8/23/19)
Top White House drug officials signal a laissez-faire stance toward
marijuana legalization in the states, a bill to allow pot smoking and
vaping on party buses advances in California, the world's third-largest
coca producer sees a slight decline, and more. https://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2019/aug/23/chronicle_am_ca_pot_party_bus
5. CHRONICLE AM: HOUSTON NARC CHARGED WITH MURDER IN BOGUS DRUG RAID,
DEA MOVES ON POT RESEARCH, MORE... (8/26/19)
The DEA finally moves on expanding marijuana research opportunities, a
former Houston cop who led a lethal bogus drug raid is charged with
murder, a Florida poll shows strong support for marijuana legalization,
and more. https://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2019/aug/26/chronicle_am_houston_narc
In addition to a myriad of questions about academics, diversity and
community, the survey asked 140,000 students, "How widely is marijuana
used at your school?"
Before getting to the list, a couple of caveats: First, the survey data
is impressionistic -- asking respondents how many other students they
thought were tokers instead of asking for self-reporting, which would theoretically be more reliable. Second, the Review provides no hard
numbers -- just rankings -- so it's impossible to know if the University
of Vermont is way stonier than Pitzer College or just a bit stonier.
Here, in rank order, are the Princeton Review's most marijuana-friendly campuses for 2020:
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Vermont legalized pot possession last year, but not sales. Still, the
students at UV apparently have no trouble finding it.
Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
Part of the Claremont Colleges, this LA-area school is highly ranked academically but includes intercollegiate athletics, too. Go, you
fightin' Sage Hens!
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
The state is likely to legalize weed next year, but students aren't
waiting. Neither are other Rhode Islanders: the state has one of the
highest marijuana use rates in the country.
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Inspiration for the '90s film PCU poking fun at campus activism, the
school generates a steady stream of artists, actors, and musicians.
What's inspiring them?
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Fun Day is more fun, and the National Comedy Festival is funnier when
you're baked. This liberal arts college, a perennial high-ranker, was #1
in 2013 and #4 among small colleges in 2017.
Reed College, Portland, OR
A radically liberal small college in a legalization state where chain
pot-shops dot the landscape. Absolutely not a shocker.
University of Maine, Orono, ME
Another legalization state, and one where college students are taking
full advantage of weed's legal status.
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Students at this liberal arts school have to make their way to
Massachusetts to score legal weed. That isn't stopping them.
Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
This tiny private liberal arts college in a legalization state features self-designed courses of study and a self-governed community. It has an
organic farm, solar greenhouse, ecological reserve, and observatory. And
it has the coolest school mascot name yet: The Fighting Dead Tree.
University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
UCSB has long had a well-deserved reputation as a party school. And why
not? After classes, students can pack a bowl of weed (legal or not --
take your pick in the Golden State), then pick up their surfboards and
head to the beach.
bliss -- Cacao Powered... (-SF4ever at DSLExtreme dot com)
bobbie sellers - a retired nurse in San Francisco
"It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of cacao that the thoughts acquire speed,
the thighs acquire girth, the girth become a warning.
It is by theobromine alone I set my mind in motion."
--from Someone else's Dune spoof ripped to my taste.