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Michigan Makes Major Marijuana Maneuver in Midterms

Time to trademark “Michi-Ganja”, if nobody else already has!

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If our nation doesn’t get hip to hemp, we stand to lose an opportunity for prosperity the likes of which not every generation experiences.

There is a very real and extremely content argument out there for the mass legalization of marijuana in America, and you don’t need to enjoy the psychoactive effects of certain preparations of the plant to reap the benefits.

You see, marijuana isn’t just the stoner drug of basement apartments anymore.  As science and technology have improved, so has our understanding of this once-damned drug.  Horrifying ailments, such as epilepsy in young children, have been stymied by certain compounds within the plant that the slackers still living with their parents in their mid-30’s couldn’t care less about.

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Furthermore, legalization is undeniably on the rise.  If the United States is late to that party, we will have missed an opportunity to become the world’s number one exporter of the plant, based on our enormously dominant agricultural presence on the world’s stage.  The possibilities for prosperity are undoubtedly on the level of the great Gold Rushes of the late 19th century, and skipping this opportunity seems downright foolish.

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Michigan isn’t about to let that happen.

With a last minute infusion of cash and support that was baked into Proposal 1 from the start, voters decided to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use Tuesday by a comfortable 56-44 percent margin, becoming the first state in the Midwest to free the weed.

But voters shouldn’t conclude that marijuana will be readily available or an instant presence on the streets of cities across the state.

So when will Detrioters be ready to mellow out?

Ten days after the election results are certified, which should be by early December. But marijuana won’t be commercially available for sale until probably early 2020, in part because the state must still put regulations in place and issue licenses for recreational sales. “It’s not going to be an earth-shattering change,” said Jeffrey Hank, the East Lansing attorney who was one of the leaders of the effort to get the legalization question on the ballot. But after certification, “adults will no longer be arrested for simple possession and use of marijuana.”

Given the decimation experienced by Michigan after the massive bust in the automotive industry a decade or so ago, it will be interesting to see how much of an impact legalized marijuana will have on the state’s economy.

If overtly positive, as many predict, Michigan could make the case for national legalization as a tool for revitalizing urban decay, all while taking a major bite out of the revenues of local drug gangs who tend to congregate in lower income areas.

 

 

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Watch: Biden Claims 150 Million People Killed By Guns Since 2007, Warns Manufacturers He’s Coming

He’s only off by 148.5 million, so…

John Salvatore

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You’re probably reading that headline and saying to yourself, Nah, Joe didn’t say 150 million people were killed by guns since 2007. There’s no way even he would say something that ridiculous! Well, my friends, you’d be wrong. According to the former 2020 Democrat frontrunner and soon-to-be three-time failed presidential candidate Joe Biden, his statement is accurate. 150 million people, all dead – from guns. Just…I mean…Joe…WHAT IS THE DEAL, BRO!? The guy also said he’s coming after gun manufacturers if he’s elected. So, you’re safe, gun manufacturers. WATCH: https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1232482323557306368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232482323557306368&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F REACTIONS: https://twitter.com/GlentiesElle/status/1232483845913464832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232483845913464832&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/kevinatthelake/status/1232483165777694720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232483165777694720&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/BuzzPatterson/status/1232482037220569089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232482037220569089&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/WaivedSAP/status/1232483886845718528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232483886845718528&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/rayhoyle/status/1232484022581809152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232484022581809152&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/evets_2/status/1232482492822671360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232482492822671360&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/YIhere/status/1232482688348504064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232482688348504064&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/JCHawkins8/status/1232483810568097793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232483810568097793&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F Did Joe mean to say 1.5 million? Still a lot, obviously, but not even sorta kinda close to 150 million. From NBC News: More Americans have died from gunshots in the last 50 years than in all of the wars in American history. Since 1968, more than 1.5 million Americans have died in gun-related incidents, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By comparison, approximately 1.2 million service members have been killed in every war in U.S. history, according to estimates from the Department of Veterans Affairs and iCasualties.org, a website that maintains an ongoing database of casualties from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. LOOK: H/T: Twitchy

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Video: Bloomberg Says He Spent $100 Million & ‘Bought’ Democrat Majority In The House

Yep. He said it!

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In case you forgot to tune in to Tuesday night’s Democrat debate (and there’s a decent chance you did), you missed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) acknowledging that he personally “bought” a Democrat majority in the House of Representatives. Mike didn’t mean to let this slip. He caught himself, just not quickly enough. From Daily Wire: Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said during a CBS News debate on Tuesday night that he “bought” the Democrats’ majority in the House of Representatives. WATCH: https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1232481180211019776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232481180211019776&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fwatch-dnc-spokeswoman-goes-on-fox-news-and-bashes-bernie-sanders REACTIONS: TV’s Judge Judy doesn’t want to Make America Great Again. She doesn’t want to Keep America Great, either. Instead, Judy Sheidlin has decided to back Democrat turned Republican turned Independent turned Democrat Michael Bloomberg for president. From Fox News: The TV courtroom personality, 77, wrote a piece for USA Today in which she endorsed former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg for president even though he’s not currently running for the position. She said, “I realize I am taking a personal and a career risk. I have carefully stayed away from politics for 50 years, except to vote. But times have changed in our country, and I believe the moment has come for me to step out from behind the curtain. I want to speak honestly and from the heart — regardless of the consequences.” She added, “Our American family has been fractured in recent years. We’re hopelessly divided, and a bitterly divided family cannot thrive,” she said. “The only way we can begin to come together again, I said, is if Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, becomes our next president.”

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