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Making a new section on Redlinks for translation drive for WPCC 2021: Wikipedia:WikiProject_Cannabis/Redlinks#Translation_from_English_to_target_languageEdit

I had success this year with targeted requests to translate articles from English into other languages. Saying "hey guys, just chip in" got me bupkis, but going to r/Tanzania on Reddit and asking "Can anyone translate Cannabis in Tanzania into Swahili" worked for quite a few languages, despite my starting that with only 10 days left in the Collab and limited time to focus.

In 2021, either I and/or someone else can target specific country/language subs and make specific requests to translate from English to a relevant language, and I think we could get dozens of articles done that way! Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney (talk) 00:22, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney, Thanks for sharing your methods and results. Great idea for next year! ---Another Believer (Talk) 00:24, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

In April 2020, 420 (cannabis culture) averaged 18,272 views per dayEdit

By the way, if you ever want to check the stats, I find the "Popular Pages" tool to make for fun reading Wikipedia:WikiProject_Cannabis/Popular_pages. Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney (talk) 04:03, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Don Young with a plantEdit

 
Don Young supports cannabis legalization.

I upload a lot of photos of members of Congress and Senate and I got a kick out of this photo of Don Young with a plant. I just added it to his article. Thought y'all might like it, too! Also..just joined the project. I can't believe I didn't notice it existed until now. Thanks for all the work you do! Missvain (talk) 16:36, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

@Missvain: I like that pic! Can't recall a time I've ever seen a member of Congress holding up a cannabis plant before. It's especially unusual coming from a Republican who happens to be the oldest member of Congress. Times are definitely a changin'.
I wasn't even aware that you could use pictures off a politician's social media account BTW. It makes sense that you would be allowed to do that, but for some reason I thought it wasn't allowed unless permission was obtained. Maybe it is different for politicians as opposed to other people like celebrities.
Anyways... welcome to the WikiProject!--Jamesy0627144 (talk) 18:11, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

Johnny BooneEdit

Prior to moving this to the mainspace, I would like a little feedback to make sure there isn't WP:OR or anything that may overeach BLP guidelines. I copies some information (but sourced it) from the Cornbread Mafia page but the rest was from other sources. The CM page can also be cleaned up once this goes live. Feedback is appreciated. --CNMall41 (talk) 22:37, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Feel free to edit the userspace how anyone sees fit. --CNMall41 (talk) 22:50, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Legalization or decriminalizationEdit

I have raised the question of terminology, legalization or decriminalization, at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Law. ☆ Bri (talk) 13:22, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Cannabis (drug) editsEdit

Just wondering if any project members would be willing to give a third party opinion on the recent edits to the Cannabis (drug) page by User:Moxy and User:Rwood128. Those two users have removed some of the details about cannabis use in the United States from the lead section. They think the language they removed gave undue emphasis (for a lead section MOS:LEAD) to the US.

I could certainly see the need to remove some of the details that Rwood128 cut, especially the granular statistics about cannabis use in the US, but I disagree with the initial edit Moxy and others made. They removed a three word reference to the United States, again on the grounds that mentioning it gave undue emphasis to that country. It seems to me that it’s appropriate to include that detail since the US has the most (in absolute terms) cannabis users in the world.

But I’m by no means sure and would love if anyone would offer another opinion. Wallnot (talk) 21:50, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

Re use, I find the stats confusing. Annual cannabis use by country doesn't put USA first but Adult lifetime cannabis use by country does.I have little faith in such figures anyhow, and suggest that it is best to leave the lede alone and deal with these confusing figures in the body of the article. Rwood128 (talk) 01:06, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Why is it confusing that annual cannabis use by country and adult lifetime cannabis use by country are different numbers? Clearly more people have tried the drug than use it regularly, so I’m not sure what’s confusing about that. And regardless of how you feel about the stats, we’re just using numbers from RS here, not making independent judgments about how accurate data on a particular subject are. I’m fine leaving those stats out of the lead section, but the information about cannabis being the most prevalent psychotropic drug other than alcohol in the US (your current phrasing wrt the world is actually not supported by the source) should be restored. Wallnot (talk) 01:37, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
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