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Calexico City Officials Charged with Accepting Bribes to Expedite Marijuana Permits

A Calexico City, California councilman and mayor pro tem, along with a commissioner on the city’s Economic Development and Financial Advisory Commission, were charged in federal court today with accepting cash bribes in exchange for promises of official action by the city. According to a charging document, David Romero 36, and Bruno Suarez Soto, 28, both of Calexico, California, accepted ...

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Florida Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Proposed Amendment to Florida’s Marijuana Law

Photo by Harrison Haines on Pexels.com On Wednesday, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments about a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow people to use recreational marijuana. Proponents of the amendment, including Make It Legal Florida, are seeking to have the amendment placed on the 2022 ballot. To do so, they need the Florida Supreme Court to give the green ...

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FBI: Marijuana Legalization Leading to Increase in Public Corruption

The FBI says that public corruption is on the increase in states that have legalized marijuana. “As an increasing number of states change their marijuana legislation, the FBI is seeing a public corruption threat emerge in the expanding cannabis industry,” Department of Justice Public Affairs Specialist Mollie Halpern said during the most recent episode of FBI This Week. “States require ...

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Missourians Asked To Choose: Gun Ownership Or Medical Marijuana Card

Missourians planning to get a medical marijuana card under the state’s new law are being told to choose between the card or their guns because federal law won’t allow both. Federal regulation forbids marijuana users from purchasing firearms and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) added language about marijuana three years ago to its gun purchase form ...

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Illinois Becomes 11th State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation to legalize the use and sale of marijuana Tuesday, according to a press release from NORML, a company “working to reform marijuana laws.” Illinois residents who are 21 and older will be able to legally have up to 30 grams of marijuana, and out-of-staters can have up to 15 grams at a time. ...

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Georgia’s Republican Gov Signals Openness To Medical Marijuana Expansion After Bill Passes State House

A Republican-backed bill to make it legal for Georgians to obtain limited amounts of medical marijuana oil cleared its first hurdle in the state’s House of Representatives March 5. But its advocates were unsure if Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp would be open to sign it even if it did pass the state Senate as well. Kemp signaled openness to the ...

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A Case Against Marijuana Legalization

I consider myself an old-fashioned person who only wants the greatest level of liberty for the greatest number of American citizens. There are things I would legalize if only to remove criminal stigmatization and stop the criminal element from profiting from those marginally questionable things, but there are also some legalizations that should not be performed in order to protect ...

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Former NY Top Cop Calls Marijuana Legalization a Mistake

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New York City’s former police commissioner, Bill Bratton, fears that voices like his are too few to stop the legalization of marijuana, which he perceives as a Pandora’s box. Bratton told a morning news radio team, “I still strongly oppose it. I think there are too many unanswered questions. We still don’t have effective capabilities [in] law enforcement to deal ...

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Study: Legalized use of recreational marijuana linked to increase in crashes

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A Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) analysis released in June found a higher-than-expected frequency of collision claims reported to insurers in the first three states to permit recreational use of marijuana for adults. In a study published the same day as HLDI’s release, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin found an increase in fatal crashes in two states with legalized ...

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Marijuana trafficking increasing in Colorado

According to a recent report, Colorado has been seeing a marked increase in the amount of illegal marijuana trafficking within the state, and exports to outside of it. The statistics cited do not include the time period since the legalization of marijuana for adult use. KDVR reports: The most common destinations for the marijuana were Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Texas. ...

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In Deep with Michelle Ray – Bring Your Own Munchies!

When: Thursday, Janurary 31st, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific Where: In Deep with Michelle Ray on Blog Talk Radio What: Join Social Media Director of ConservativeDailyNews.com, Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) as she discusses the issues that impact America. Tonight:Join me and Tom LaDuke of From The Right Radio as we talk about the impact of legalized marijuana and industrial hemp. Bring your own munchies. ...

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Penn Jillette’s Anti-Obama Tirade

** Warning: Foul Language ** In what The Blaze is calling an “epic” rant, Libertarian entertainer Penn Jillette Libertarian went on an anti-Obama rant.

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Preacher Goes Wild in Virginia Beach

Periodically there’s an eruption in Virginia Beach that catches us off guard. Much like a dormant volcano will occasionally demand attention, Pat Robertson grabs headlines by making an off–the–wall comment. This doesn’t include predictable pronouncements regarding God’s wrath or the wages of sodomy. Everyone knows you can’t have a natural disaster without the Rev. Robertson piling on. What I’m referring ...

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