Tide Pods are Laundry Detergent, Not Food

If you’ve been on instagram, snapchat, twitter, or practically any form of social media in the past month, you would know about about the whole “Eating Tide Pods” meme. Well as of January 15, 2018 poison control had to deal with 39 cases of the small laundry packets being ingested, and its only rising.

But just in case that doesn’t do anything for you, they are 90% active ingredients and 10% water. Which that 90% is toxic and can cause extreme vomiting, wheezing, gasping. And breathing problems could get so bad, that you might need something to help you breathe.

Just remember if someone asks you to do the “Tide Pod Challenge”, think of the symptoms above for future reference.

 

http://fortune.com/2018/01/19/tide-pod-challenge-toxic/

pic creds: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/tide-pod-challengedownload

NationWide Government Shutdown

As of yesterday, January 21, 2018, the government has shut down temporarily to decide the funding issues for this year.

Although no one ever truly wins these types of things, we do understand that some people may have came out more on top than others in this stressful situation. More or less the Congressional Republicans came out on top more so than the Democratic party.

In short, the main issues were just about keeping the government open for a couple of weeks. There’s not exactly a sign they could come to a long term agreement by February 8th (which is the date the lawmakers made for themselves.)

But practically, when we get out of this current shutdown, Congress is at risk for another.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/22/winners-and-losers-of-the-government-shutdown/?utm_term=.484e72f241e5

pic creds: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/jan/19/everything-you-need-know-about-government-shutdown/download

 

Medical Marijuana Vote: update

To recap, the June 26 election a “yes” or “no”  vote could determine whether or not the cultivation, possession and use of marijuana for medical purposes will be permitted.

As of now, the medical use of marijuana is illegal on a federal level, obviously. And there will be limits as to how much of the substance one can carry on their person.

On January 13, 2018, two separate political committees registered to support the vote (also known as the state Question 788)

 

 

sources: https://ballotpedia.org/Oklahoma_State_Question_788,_Medical_Marijuana_Legalization_Initiative_(June_2018)

pic creds: http://www.thedailychronic.net/2017/73783/oklahoma-will-vote-on-medical-marijuana-in-2018/download

June Election for Medical Marijuana

As of yesterday, January 4, 2017, Gov. Marry Fallin said that voters are going to be able vote to see if marijuana is going to be legal in Oklahoma this summer in late June. If the bill is passed, the sale and growth of marijuana for medical purposes will be legal. Making Oklahoma the 30th state to legalize it.

If approved, doctors will be able to recomend a state-issued medical marijuana license to be able to carry as much as 3 ounces of it, as well as grow up to 6 mature plants and 6 seedlings.

Also on the same day, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a new policy giving more leeway for federal prosecutors to enforce laws against the drug.