The Daily Populous

Thursday November 10th, 2022 morning edition

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Voters in Colorado have passed an initiative to legalize hallucinogenics including magic mushrooms, DMT and ibogaine.

Proposition 122 legalizes the personal use and possession of several hallucinogenic/entheogenic plants and fungi for those 21 and older.

create a natural medicine services program for the supervised administration of such substances;.

program for the supervised administration of such substances; create a framework for regulating the growth, distribution, and sale of such substances to permitted entities; and.

create the Natural Medicine Advisory Board to promulgate rules and implement the regulated access program.

The measure would not provide for retail sales of such psychedelic plants and fungi. »

Attractive female students no longer earned higher grades when classes moved online during COVID-19

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New psychology findings suggest that attractive students earn higher grades in school, but for female students, this beauty premium disappears when classes are taught remotely.

For non-quantitative courses, attractive female students saw a decline in their grades with remote instruction, while attractive male students continued to enjoy a beauty advantage.

According to the study author, these findings suggest that discrimination most likely explains the beauty premium for female students, who no longer had higher grades when classes turned remote. »

Lauren Boebert mocked for awkward 17-hour silence after tweeting the ‘red wave has begun’

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tweeted Ms Boebert on Tuesday as she congratulated fellow Republican Anna Paulina Luna, who was one of the first House races to be called by the Associated Press.

It has been total silence since then,” wrote one observer, while another joked that perhaps the 35-year-old congresswoman had perhaps meant the tweet as “a wave goodbye”.

“Even if Lauren Boebert wins somehow, we all still got to enjoy 16+ hours of radio silence from her, which is also a win for the good guys,” tweeted one commenter. »

‘Thank you Gen Z!’ How young voters saved the Democrats

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“By 2024, Millennials & Gen Z voters will outnumber voters who are Baby Boomers and older, 45/25.

Forty-four per cent of young voters listed abortion as their top issue in the campaign, according to exit polls.

“I think young voters recognised that when Roe fell it may have been the first of many rights to fall.”. »

Raphael Warnock, Herschel Walker advance to runoff for Senate seat in Georgia

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Politics Raphael Warnock, Herschel Walker advance to runoff for Senate seat in Georgia The runoff campaign will be a four-week blitz that, depending on the outcomes in other Senate contests, could reprise the 2020 election cycle, when two Senate runoffs in Georgia doubled as a national winner-take-all battle for Senate control.

Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker.

It will be the second runoff for Warnock, who first won his seat in a Jan. 5, 2021, special election runoff alongside Democrat Jon Ossoff’s victory in a concurrent Senate runoff. »