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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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Ilhan Omar’s Housing Plan Costs $1 Trillion; Includes Provisions For Undocumented Immigrants

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Controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar announced her affordable housing program, which will cost $1 trillion, revealing that it includes provisions for illegal immigrants. Omar revealed the “Homes for All Act” on Thursday, which would go hand-in-hand with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal by creating 12 million housing units by ensuring they were all built to the highest environmental standards. Here’s more from The Washington Examiner: In her announcement, Omar, 38, explained that her affordable housing plan would ensure that no one is denied access to public housing, no matter their gender identity, race, sexuality, or immigration status. https://twitter.com/Ilhan/status/1197515008982310912 “We will prohibit any discrimination against residents based on sexual orientation, gender, criminal history or immigration status,” Omar explained, later adding, “Doing the Homes for All really gets us closer to having the America I imagined be realized and I’m really excited for the opportunity to now be in a position of influence to get that done.” This would break from the Trump administration’s affordable housing policies. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced in May that undocumented families would be denied taxpayer-funded housing in order to make room for citizens in need of public housing. Omar, who first arrived in America at the age of 12 as a refugee, has noted that the sight of folks living on the streets had a profound impact when she came to this country. Ever since, she has vowed to fight for making housing a human right. https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1197530827741110272 Omar did not provide any information on how the program would be funded.

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DNA Test Results Reveal Hunter Biden Is Father Of Arkansas Woman’s Child

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DNA tests results have “established with scientific certainty” that Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, is the father of an Arkansas woman’s baby. The woman filed a motion on Wednesday concerning the DNA results. The filing says Biden is “not expected to challenge the results of the DNA test or the testing process.” Here’s more from CNN: Hunter Biden had denied in a previous court filing that he had fathered the child, but agreed in October to a paternity test. Neither Joe Biden’s campaign nor an attorney for Hunter Biden immediately responded to requests for comment. It’s the latest development to thrust the former vice president’s son into the spotlight as Joe Biden seeks the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination. The news came just hours before 10 Democratic contenders met in Atlanta for a debate. Hunter Biden has been the subject of scrutiny in recent months over his business dealings in Ukraine. President Donald Trump’s efforts to convince Ukraine’s President to investigate the company that had reportedly paid Biden as much as $50,000 per month to sit on its board is the subject of the House’s impeachment probe. There is no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of either Biden in Ukraine. Lunden Alexis Roberts, 28, filed the lawsuit back in May asking for child support and health care for the baby, who was born in August of 2018. Roberts’ legal team’s latest filings say that Biden’s family members are eligible for protection by the Secret Service. Roberts petitioned the court to seal any information concerning the identity of the child.

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