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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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PHOTOS: Democrat Lawmaker Simulates Assassination of Trump During Political Fundraiser

Imagine if the roles were reversed.

John Salvatore

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Why are Democrats still allowed to say they accept everyone? Even they know that that isn’t true. Unless you agree with the far-left 100% of the time, you’re not welcome to so much as give an opinion. Check out a Democrat state lawmaker simulating the assassination of President Trump during a recent fundraiser. Replace “Democrat” with Republican and “Trump” with Obama and imagine the outrage. A political fundraiser for @SenatorSandoval simulates an assassination attempt against a mock @realDonaldTrump decked out in Mexican garb. Looks like a man pointed a fake assault weapon at the fake President to pose for a picture. https://twitter.com/MarkMaxwellTV/status/1162782536248057856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1162782536248057856&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F08%2Fpolitical-fundraiser-for-illinois-democrat-state-lawmaker-simulates-assassination-attempt-of-president-trump%2F Reactions: Now @DemsforIllinois responds: “The tragedies in El Paso and Gilroy have demonstrated how hate-filled political rhetoric can fuel violence. These images are unacceptable and dangerous. The place to make our voices heard against Trump is at the ballot box.” https://twitter.com/MarkMaxwellTV/status/1163144306577870848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1163144306577870848&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2019%2F08%2F18%2Fno-big-deal-just-a-simulated-assassination-of-president-trump-at-a-fundraiser-for-an-illinois-dem%2F From @GovPritzker: “As our nation grapples with the epidemic of gun violence, purposely pointing a fake gun at anyone is insensitive and wrong. I condemn actions like the ones displayed in the pictures because they lack the civility our politics demands.” https://twitter.com/MarkMaxwellTV/status/1162867673442766853?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1162867673442766853&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2019%2F08%2F18%2Fno-big-deal-just-a-simulated-assassination-of-president-trump-at-a-fundraiser-for-an-illinois-dem%2F The guy later apologized… Response from @SenatorSandoval: “The incident that took place is unacceptable. I don’t condone violence toward the President or anyone else. I apologize that something like this happened at my event.” https://twitter.com/MarkMaxwellTV/status/1162974105265741824?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1162974105265741824&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F08%2Fpolitical-fundraiser-for-illinois-democrat-state-lawmaker-simulates-assassination-attempt-of-president-trump%2F Sandoval wants to double the gas tax in Illinois. In other words, Dandoval is a good Democrat. From Fox2Now: Illinois lawmakers want to jack up the gasoline tax. Legislation has been introduced in Springfield that would double the tax and use the revenue for major road and bridge improvements across the state. Lawmakers are trying to find ways to pay for badly needed infrastructure improvements. State Senators Don DeWitte (R-33rd District) and Martin Sandoval (D-11th District) want to more than…

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WATCH: Antifa Radical Tries to Rip MAGA Hat, & Another One Loses A Fight With A Bus (Videos)

Not the brightest crayons in the box…

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It takes a very special person to be a member of Antifa – or a Democrat, in general. You literally have to hate your country while at the same time remain ignorant as to have good you have it here in the states. Quite the combo. Check out what some radical liberal goons were up to in Portland this past weekend… Antifa attacks people on a bus. They try to pull them out and hit them with a hammer. #PortlandProtests https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1162833952190582785?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1162833952190582785&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F08%2F17%2Fantifail-antifa-protester-loses-fight-with-bus-plus-bonus-gif-another-tries-really-hard-to-tear-up-a-maga-hat%2F Check out what happens when one goofball chases after a bus… When the buses left, antifa chased it down and broke windows. One antifa guy fell down. https://twitter.com/Julio_Rosas11/status/1162827860484055040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1162827860484055040&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F08%2F17%2Fantifail-antifa-protester-loses-fight-with-bus-plus-bonus-gif-another-tries-really-hard-to-tear-up-a-maga-hat%2F Here’s the clip of the attempted MAGA-hat rip up… https://twitter.com/TPostMillennial/status/1162840256657481728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1162840256657481728&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F08%2F17%2Fantifail-antifa-protester-loses-fight-with-bus-plus-bonus-gif-another-tries-really-hard-to-tear-up-a-maga-hat%2F Other videos of Antifa doing silly things: https://twitter.com/TPostMillennial/status/1162840256657481728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1162840256657481728&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F08%2F17%2Fantifail-antifa-protester-loses-fight-with-bus-plus-bonus-gif-another-tries-really-hard-to-tear-up-a-maga-hat%2F https://twitter.com/KOINNews/status/1162836059308167168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1162836059308167168&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F08%2F17%2Fantifail-antifa-protester-loses-fight-with-bus-plus-bonus-gif-another-tries-really-hard-to-tear-up-a-maga-hat%2F https://twitter.com/Cameron_Gray/status/1162836919195185154?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1162836919195185154&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F08%2F17%2Fantifail-antifa-protester-loses-fight-with-bus-plus-bonus-gif-another-tries-really-hard-to-tear-up-a-maga-hat%2F It’s looking like President Trump may deem the group a “major organization of terror.” Sounds fitting, doesn’t it? LOOK: Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others). Would make it easier for police to do their job! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1155205025121132545?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1155205025121132545&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Ftrump-tweets-that-he-is-considering-labeling-antifa-a-major-terrorist-organization%2F Vice President Joe Biden officially kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign by praising Antifa. Remember this…?? From Daily Caller: Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Antifa in a video announcing his presidential bid Thursday, characterizing the group as “courageous” and saying it’s wrong to draw a moral equivalence between white nationalist groups and those opposing them. The violent methods of Antifa are well documented. The nebulous group often uses these violent means against peaceful conservative speakers, benign free speech advocates, and even journalists. In a retelling of the events at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Biden describes the white nationalists as having…

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