DEA OKs synthetic marijuana for pharma company that spent $500,000 to keep pot illegal

This my friends is a big part of why marijuana, cannabis prohibition continues.

It’s way more profitable to have have a pill permitted by the FDA than to let people put a seed in the ground and grow their medicine.

It’s not about pot being a “gateway drug” folks. A classic example of regulation working for the big guys and against the citizenry.

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The recent Senate Internet privacy vote is more complicated than you think

Wired generally is not in favor of the rollback of the yet to be implemented regulations, (These regs still allowed Google and Facebook to sell your information. Just not Internet service providers like Comcast.) but they give a good sense of the nuance.

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Study: Senate Can Repeal Obamacare’s Regulations through Reconciliation, with Only 51 Votes

Not 60, as we’ve been told.

Obamacare is/was a deeply crony piece of legislation, written in large part by the insurance companies and pharma. The individual mandate is a travesty. Obamacare deserves/needs to be repealed. But the GOP leadership seems to think that once a program is in place it must always remain in place. Time for that kind of thinking to end.

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An amazing ad on Wall Street from 2012, We’re for “the 1% that matters.”

This is not the way to gain friends. Remember this was back when the bank bailouts were still fresh in the minds of the public. (They will ALWAYS remain fresh for me.)

I took a picture of this ad (for a personal security company) as it was right next to the venue at which I was speaking (on crony capitalism) on Wall Street.

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