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The response from New South Wales Premier @GladysB to this latest avoidable tragedy - shows precisely why it happened in the first place. She called for the event to be cancelled, called for zero tolerance to drugs and dismissed drug safety testing. https://t.co/VNyUSCcUBO 'Zero tolerance' and hostilty to harm reduction (including pill testing) is the REASON for these deaths, not the answer to them.
We know harm reduction services at festivals, such as those provided by @wearetheloop, can save lives (They have already been successfully piloted in Australia this summer). We welcome the establishment of The Loop australia this week - hopefully it can help with the push for more rational and affective responses to yiung people who use drugs. The illjudged and outdated views of the NSW premier are negligent and will only lead to more grim headlines.
Un petit tour au Canada 🇨🇦 c’est sympa nan ?🤗
Vous aurez une heure 🕐, pour découvrir ce Bar Clandestin 🍺 et ses mystères 🎁...
Vous êtes laissés seuls dans cette mission.. mais pas d’inquiétude la lumière du seigneur vous guidera ! ⛪️💡
Alors ... bonne chance 👍
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CANNABIS FOR OUR RAINBOW NATION. ⌨: @i420cpt
APARTHEID LEGISLATION – WAS RACISM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CANNABIS IN SA? “The history of the prohibition of cannabis does not find ground in rationality, reason, science or good law making, but rather in racism, irrationality, social Darwinism, poor politics, and non-science.” – Craig Paterson
It is hard to ignore the history of the white political system of South Africa during the apartheid era when political and economic power was concentrated into the hands of the white minority.
While The Bantu Authorities Act was implemented to keep people of colour out of urban areas, it’s important that we unfold Craig Paterson’s testimony during The Trial of the Plant and history of the prohibition of Cannabis.
Paterson argued that the laws around the prohibition of cannabis in 1923 were racist, irrational and not based on science. During the dagga trial, he maintained that cannabis was banned primarily because Blacks, Indians, and Coloureds were the largest smoking ethnic groups.
The basis for his argument was a report published in 2002 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in South Africa which stated that “Cannabis was an integral part of the culture of traditional communities. Strict rules and values governed the circumstances under which it could be used.” This statement confirms that the Apartheid government banned the use of cannabis which made it illegal and unlawful.
According to Paterson’s testimony, the prohibition of cannabis by the Apartheid government was part of their racist agenda and an additional weapon to further oppress non-white South Africans. Since the majority of cannabis users were people of colour, the highest cultivations were found in the areas where they lived.
Read more on: http://i420.co.za/2017/09/21/cannabis-for-our-rainbow-nation/
Thanks for the love, @oldpasadena ! Very excited about this tour— YOU should get tickets and come hang out!!
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Our friend Julia with Pasadena Walking Tours brings another fabulous tour to Old Pasadena! This tour, “Saloons & Speakeasies,” explores Pasadena’s long and complicated relationship with alcoholic beverages. 🥂Meander our alleyways that once hosted illegal drinking establishments and hear stories about the “dry” contingency and the flagrant rule-breakers. Sunday September 23, 5-7PM. Advance registration required – ticket link in profile . . . 🍷🍻🥂
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The fermented honeycomb garnish for our barrel-aged “honey pot” comes from The Bee Store right here in southeast Lawrence! To cut off the pound of honeycomb we purchase each week, the apiarists run a thin metal wire through the honeycomb and send an electrical charge that allows for easier cutting. We are grateful to be able to source such excellent local products; stop by and try a cocktail with it tonight, and remember this quote from @theofficeshow when you do:
Jim: “Does he do good work?”
Dwight: “No, Jim. ~scoffs~ I use a bad apiarist.”
“Sunny Jim Cave is one of seven unique La Jolla Cove caves. Having been open to the public since 1903, the cave boasts a fascinating history and a little bit of folklore. From the man who discovered and dug the tunnel to bootleggers and an old Cafe. According to legend, bootleggers used it to funnel whiskey to San Diego distributors during Prohibition. Later, smugglers of illegal immigrants were also said to frequent the cave, using it as a stowaway spot and passageway for their mostly Chinese charges.”
Well, we made it through without any casualties. Except for the victim, of course.
The Mystery Dinner was this past weekend. Everyone seemed to have fun, and that’s the most important thing. Rob did a good job with the food (I know because I ate some of it) and V killed it with the game and the trivia and all that jazz. Even the costumes looked great. If you came to the dinner send us all of your pictures! Anyway, enough about the event, on to the next week!
This week’s special will be Chicken Fried Quail, with a Truffle Mushroom Sauce.
Tuesday Boozeday is today, with $7 Red and White Glasses, House Cocktails, Wings and Burrata.
Wednesday’s Cocktail Specials will be all the cocktails we did during the Prohibition Dinner for $7. That way if you didn’t get to come, you can get a small taste of the fun we had.
Thursday’s Wine Tasting is going to be all Tuscan Wines. So, if you really like Italian wines, this will be the tasting for you. Or if you just really like good wine. Or if you ever fantasize about hot Italian men. So, let’s just assume it’s a wine tasting for everyone.
For our Wine Club members, or wanna be members, this month’s tasting is Saturday September 29th at 4:00pm.
Hope to see you this week!
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