The relevant part of Facebook’s policy can be found under the “Regulated Goods” section of its community standards page. Here's a screenshot of a portion of that page:
Really woke up to my Instagram account being shut down again.— Coral Reefer (@CoralReefer420) November 13, 2015
Follow the law. Instagram is not a place to support or praise terrorism, organized crime, or hate groups. Offering sexual services, buying or selling firearms and illegal or prescription drugs (even if it's legal in your region) is not allowed. Remember to always follow the law when offering to sell or buy other regulated goods. Accounts promoting online gambling, online real money games of skill or online lotteries must get our prior written permission before using our products.Hesse got no response from Instagram and only generic PR deflection from Facebook for his Guardian article.
Supermajority Support From Democrats & Republicans in Iowa & New Hampshire
New polling data reveals that voters in early presidential primary states overwhelmingly support ending federal prosecutions of people acting in accordance with state marijuana laws. Among respondents, 71% in Iowa and 73% in New Hampshire agree that "states should be able to carry out their own marijuana laws without federal interference." Just 13% of Iowans and 15% of New Hampshirites think that "the federal government should arrest and prosecute people who are following state marijuana laws."
"Politicians running to become our next president should take note of just how uniformly voters in these key states want to end federal marijuana prohibition," said Tom Angell, chairman of Marijuana Majority, which commissioned the poll. "Candidates who say they would send in the DEA to shut down legal, taxpaying marijuana businesses are effectively announcing that they're out of the mainstream and out of touch with the voters they need support from in order to get elected. That type of rhetoric is just not going to score any points in 2016."
The new data shows that support for letting states set their own marijuana laws without federal interference is especially high among Democrats and independents in both states, although there is at least 60% support across all demographics, including Republicans, 2012 Mitt Romney voters, people older than 65 and those who identify as very conservative.
See http://MarijuanaMajority.com/polls for the full results and demographic breakdowns. Infographics displaying some of the data are also available.
Angell added, "The Obama administration has made some helpful accommodations to allow state marijuana laws to be enacted, but there are still several things this president can do to get the federal government completely out of the way and give these local policies a chance to be fully implemented."
Under current federal law marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance, the most restrictive category (even cocaine and methamphetamine are lower). As a consequence, research on the drug is impeded and state-legal marijuana providers must pay extra taxes that other businesses don't. And federal employees can be fired for using marijuana even while not at work and in states where it is legal. The administration has the explicit power to reclassify marijuana without further Congressional action. Advocates are also pushing President Obama to use his constitutional power to grant pardons and commutations to people incarcerated for nonviolent marijuana offenses, and to call off ongoing prosecutions of people who were acting in accordance with state marijuana laws.
"Since marijuana reform is so hugely popular with voters, taking these actions before he leaves office would be a serious legacy booster for the president," Angell said.
Previous polling has demonstrated that there is broad national support for letting states set their own marijuana laws without federal interference. For example, a Pew survey showed that 59% of Americans do not want the federal government to enforce marijuana laws in states that allow legal use, and CBS News found 58% support for the idea that marijuana laws should be set by states instead of the federal government.
The new surveys, conducted by Public Policy Polling, include 1,500 registered voters in Iowa and 841 voters in New Hampshire. The Iowa poll, conducted August 7-9, has a margin of error of +/-2.5%. The New Hampshire poll, taken August 21-24, has a margin of error of +/-3.4%.
The blog stated, “Turns out, the mayor might even have the authority to veto an initiated measure.” While it is true that City Charter § 3-70(e)(2) does not extend the Mayor’s veto power to Council referrals of initiated ordinances or Charter amendments, City Code § 1.2.108(B)(3) does:
3. The Mayor shall not have the power or authority to disapprove by veto the following types of ordinances:
a. Ordinances pertaining to quasi-judicial decisions or acts.
b. An ordinance approving bonds to be issued by the City on behalf of Colorado Springs Utilities, Memorial Health System or any municipal enterprise.
c. An ordinance pertaining to any act permitted by article VI (Utilities) of the Charter.
d. An ordinance submitting a Charter amendment, referring an initiated ordinance or Charter amendment, or referring a Charter convention question to the qualified electors. (Emphasis added.)
When we were working through the comprehensive revisions to the City Code to implement the Council-Mayor form of government, we identified the lack of Charter clarity as it pertained to the veto power over Council referrals of initiated ordinances and Charter amendments. This language was added to the City Code to ensure that any initiated measure meeting the signature requirement would be placed on a ballot for the electorate to consider.
I'm not sure I entirely agree with your assessment of the Charter. 12-10(e) of the Charter says "...the Council may, of its own motion, submit to electoral vote for adoption or rejection at a general or special municipal election any proposed ordinance or measure in the same manner and with the same force and effect as is provided for initiated ordinances.15 (1979; 1985)"So we went to the author of the latest version of the City Charter, Kevin Walker, who headed up the Mayor Project and drafted the change that brought us the mayor-council form of government in 2010.
I think it's important to note that the wording says "...Council may, of its own motion..." That implies to me that Council, on its own authority, can submit an initiated ordinance.
I think it's also important to note that the years mentioned after this part of the Charter (1979 and 1985) indicate that this part of the Charter was not changed in 2010 when the Charter was changed to reflect a Council/
Managermayor form of government (often, erroneously, referred to as a "Strong Mayor" form of government.
If you point out that the Charter is in conflict with itself over this issue, I would agree. As we have previously discussed, there are other items in the Charter that are in conflict as a result of the 2010 vote.
Notwithstanding the foregoing subsections, the Mayor shall not have power to disapprove by veto the following listed types of ordinances, this limitation applying only to the following specifically identified ordinances: an ordinance accomplishing any quasi-judicial act; an ordinance approving bonds to be issued by any City enterprise; an ordinance pertaining to article VI, "Utilities," of this Charter; an ordinance submitting a Charter amendment to a vote of the qualified electors; or an ordinance proposing a Charter convention. (2010)To translate, the mayor can't veto zoning, annexations and other land-use actions (quasi-judicial act); nor can the mayor veto Council's votes to issue debt by one of its enterprises, such as Springs Utilities; nor can he veto any action involving Utilities.
Mary Lou Makepeace, candidate for mayor of Colorado Springs, has announced her support of legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado Springs.In any event, Suthers has promised not to stand in the way of a ballot measure approved by Council, and Makepeace is ready to let retailers open shop.
"The people of Colorado Springs voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and I support their decision," says Makepeace. "Legalizing marijuana will make our community safer by marginalizing the black market. We will be able to regulate it, as we do cigarettes and alcohol. And we will be able to benefit financially from its legal sale."
Makepeace notes that support for recreational marijuana cuts across all sectors of our community.
"I have heard from young professionals and senior citizens, liberals and conservatives that they want their voices to be heard," she continues. "I say it is time for Pot for Potholes."
• The Smoking Car — Over 4/20 weekend in Denver, and in Boulder and Fort Collins throughout the summer, Coloradans will notice a “smoking” car popping up at large events. The car fills with smoke as if people are getting high inside. The smoke quickly dissipates showing the message “Drive High, Get a DUI” in neon lights. Don’t worry when you see the smoke though, staff is on-hand controlling it. The “smoking” car serves as a visual reminder that marijuana and vehicles don’t mix under any circumstances. Contact us for opportunities to view the smoking car.
• End Game Arcade — CDOT has developed a one-of-a-kind arcade game that are being installed this week at seven dispensaries throughout the state. The game appears to be a classic racing game, but when users attempt to play, a CDOT public service announcement reminds them that driving high is illegal. Players are offered alternative games to play. See below for specific locations where this awareness activity is taking place.
• Cannabis Cup — On Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, CDOT will have a presence at the Cannabis Cup — an event drawing nearly 40,000 marijuana enthusiasts. As attendees line-up in the morning, CDOT will distribute snacks branded with marijuana safety messaging, and once inside, CDOT is hosting a booth featuring a medley of activities you can legally do while high, reminding people that driving isn’t one of them.
• Cannabis Quiz Cab — As Cannabis Cup attendees begin to head home, they should be on the lookout for the Yellow Cab Ztrip van for a chance to play the Cannabis Quiz Cab — a partnership between Yellow Cab and CDOT. Participants will answer trivia questions while riding in the Quiz Cab for the chance to win up to $100 in Ztrip credits that can be used toward future rides. The trivia questions will be related to marijuana laws in Colorado, with each correct answer worth ride credit. CDOT has also joined forces with Lyft to offer free rides to first time users of the service with the code “CDOTRIDESAFE.” Further discounts for rides from Uber and Yellow Cab can be found at NoDUIColorado.org.
In one lawsuit, plaintiffs Hope and Michael Reilly claim the construction of Rocky Mountain Organics' recreational marijuana cultivation facility at 6480 Pickney Road in Rye "interferes" with their views and plans to build a home and work space on their 105 acres of Pueblo County land. ...The Post quotes University of Denver law professor Sam Kamin as saying that a lawsuit based on RICO charges, like the two here, "have to show that your business or property interest were harmed by a corrupt organization," he says. "Displeasure is not good enough."
In the other lawsuit, the owner of the Holiday Inn in Frisco claims its business is already suffering because of a recreational marijuana shop they say is planning on opening 75 yards from the hotel's front door.