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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Baltimore mayor vetoes bill that would raise Baltimore minimum wage to $15/hour

Baltimore has run enough businesses out of town over the last 50 years. I guess the mayor figured SOME jobs should be left in the place.

Consider the politics of such a veto. Obviously in a Democrat dominated (only) city like Baltimore the way to keep the voters happy (in the short term) is to raise the wage. Everyone would have declared how it was a victory for workers etc. And yet it seems that the good mayor was mugged by economic reality.

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Trump Releases His First Budget Blueprint: Here Are The Winners And Losers

Every budget has winners and losers. (Hey at least we have a budget.) But the losers for too long have been the American taxpayers. This must change. There is perhaps some – some – hope here. Though that $54 billion for the Pentagon should be given back to the American people.

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No, Bill Gates, We Don’t Need a Robot Tax

Of course not. Why slow innovation and the gains we will see as a society from this innovation? Yes some jobs will go away. But new ones will emerge. Likely in ways we can’t even conceptualize today.

Also a key point in this discussion is that we should fight new taxes always and everywhere. The government gets enough private money. Let’s not give it any more excuses to take the wealth of the people.

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On Military and Spending, It’s Trump Versus Trump

By Ron Paul

It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute. Consider his speech last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It was reported as “fiery” and “blistering,” but it was also full of contradictions.

In the speech, President Trump correctly pointed out that the last 15 years of US military action in the Middle East has been an almost incomprehensible waste of money – six trillion dollars,

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