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White House out of touch with the rest of the country in regards to cannabis

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently said the Department of Justice may increase enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have voted to legalize its recreational use. Spicer said, “there’s a big difference between the medical use which … Continue reading

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New Year, new laws

January 1 is more than just the date that marks the start of a new year, and the time that many people make resolutions about how their life is going to change. January 1 also marks the date that hundreds … Continue reading

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Report shows more arrests for cannabis than violent crime

A recent report from the ACLU and Human Rights Watch revealed some interesting facts about the 45 year old War on Drugs. It may not come as a surprise to some to read that over 1 million people are arrested … Continue reading

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Reforming the justice system by reforming plea bargains

Over the last few years, there has been a lot of talk about the need to reform the criminal justice system, however there has been little action and the population in American prisons continues to grow. The most notable aspect … Continue reading

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DEA denies reality, rejects reclassification of cannabis

There’s an old saying, “The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.” This is especially true when it comes to the War on Drugs, waged initially by Richard Nixon. NORML reports, in 1972 the National Commission on Marihuana … Continue reading

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Solving the opioid crisis without handcuffs, Granite Hammers or tax-payer dollars

It’s been 45 years since Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs.” The Drug Policy Alliance reports, “He dramatically increased the size and presence of federal drug control agencies, and pushed through measures such as mandatory sentencing and no-knock warrants. … Continue reading

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SCOTUS decision paves way for expanded cannabis legalization

On March 18, the Oregon Department of Revenue announced that during the first month of legal cannabis sales, nearly $3.5 million in tax revenues were raised, which far exceeded projections. Reuters reported, “tax receipts from January also surpassed the first-month … Continue reading

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Can libertarians have success outside the two-party system?

Even with the 2016 election a full year away, the next election cycle is in full-swing. Along with the discussions about which candidates, if any, are worthy of support of libertarians, there is an ongoing discussion about whether or not … Continue reading

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The case for legalizing meth

The vast majority of Americans, Prohibition Party members excluded, will admit alcohol prohibition was a dismal failure. The so-called noble experiment, which lasted from January 16, 1920 until December 5, 1933, has a lot of similarities with the War on … Continue reading

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Setting the record straight: Rand Paul, libertarianism & Bitcoin

Several recent headlines declares “Rand Paul is the first presidential candidate to accept Bitcoin”, however those headlines are inaccurate. It could be an accurate statement that he is the first Republican Presidential candidate to accept Bitcoin. It’s even possible that … Continue reading

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