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Drug Prohibition Driving Danger

Prompted by “Federal study: Drugged driving rivals alcohol in roadway fatalities”: http://www.thecannabist.co/2015/09/30/study-roadway-fatalities-prescription-drugs-legalized-pot/41624/

Drunken drivers have long been the scourge of the roadways, but now drivers on drugs are becoming a menace that rivals them, according to a new federal report.

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Does the federal 20-week abortion ban legislation violate the Commerce Clause?

Yesterday, the United States Senate failed to invoke cloture on H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  The House version was sponsored by Trent Franks (and passed last spring), the Senate version by Lindsey Graham.  471 more words

Government Problem is Solution

Prompted by “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Marijuana and Taxes”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/everything-you-ever-wanted-know-about-marijuana-and-taxes

I needed to avoid writing today, because I have so much other work to do, but I simply couldn’t let this go. 905 more words


Getting Smoked

Prompted by “Radical Rant: Even Tobacco Smoke-Free Bars Are Ridiculous Abridgments of Freedom”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/radical-rant-even-tobacco-smoke-free-bars-are-ridiculous-abridgments-freedom

I understand the concerns about indoor smoking, but I don’t agree with them, even for tobacco.

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Asset Backwards

Prompted by “Asset Forfeiture push-back”: http://www.drugwarrant.com/2015/08/asset-forfeiture-push-back/

It feels like there’s a growing concern around the country regarding the travesty of use of civil asset forfeiture to steal from citizens.

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Liberty Shield

Teens Not Impacted by Cannabis Use

Prompted by “What about the children?”: http://www.drugwarrant.com/2015/08/what-about-the-children-4/

Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

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Response to David Yost OpEd on Oleomargarine and Marijuana Prohibition

Below is my response (posted in the comment section) to today’s cleveland.com Opinion piece by Ohio Auditor David Yost.

Ohio marijuana proposal echo cautionary tale of margarine prohibition: Dave Yost (Opinion) 794 more words