Pot farm found on Google map
MSNBC - USA
ZURICH, Switzerland: You can't hide from Google Earth - some marijuana growers in Switzerland found that out. While using Google Earth, Swiss police just ...
Most Americans under 65 currently get health insurance through their employers. That’s largely because the tax code favors such insurance: your employer’s contribution to insurance premiums isn’t considered taxable income, as long as the employer’s health plan follows certain rules. In particular, the same plan has to be available to all employees, regardless of the size of their paycheck or the state of their health.
This system does a fairly effective job of protecting those it reaches, but it leaves many Americans out in the cold. Workers whose employers don’t offer coverage are forced to seek individual health insurance, often in vain. For one thing, insurance companies offering “nongroup” coverage generally refuse to cover anyone with a pre-existing medical condition. And individual insurance is very expensive, because insurers spend large sums weeding out “high-risk” applicants — that is, anyone who seems likely to actually need the insurance.
1 [C] any wild plant which grows in an unwanted place, especially in a garden or field where it prevents the cultivated plants from growing freely
2 [U] OLD-FASHIONED SLANG cannabis
3 [U] UK OLD-FASHIONED INFORMAL tobacco
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noun [U] US SLANG OR UK OLD-FASHIONED SLANG
a pot smoker
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verb [I or T]
to remove wild plants from a place where they are unwanted:
I've been weeding (the vegetable garden).
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There's plenty of weeding to do now that the growing season's started.
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a weedy pavement
Idioms:Eliminate as inferior, unsuited, or unwanted, as in She was asked to weed out the unqualified applicants. This expression transfers removing weeds from a garden to removing unwanted elements from other enterprises. [First half of 1500s]