Marijuana

Do Modern Democrats Vote for Anything That Will Make Government Smaller?

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2018

Decriminalizing marijuana sounds like is a liberty issue. Not so for Democrats. Addressing the opioid epidemic is sold as an issue of compassion, but to the professional left, it is an opportunity. Sex trafficking, repackaged and sold as a matter of freedom under the banner of legalized prostitution is not about freedom at all. And the Progressive obsession […]

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Vermont Signs Recreational Marijuana into Law

by Steve MacDonald January 22, 2018

Vermont just legalized recreational marijuana. Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, said he signed the bill into law with “mixed emotions” during a private signing, the Associated Press reports. It takes effect July 1. It allows adults to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana and have two mature and four immature plants. So, no big […]

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Liberal ‘Experts’ Discover State’s Rights In That Constitution Thingy (When It Suits Them)

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2018

Not that long ago, opposition to the devolution of power from the states and the people to the ruling class in the Nation’s Capital was racist, among other things. And if you wanted to use your first amendment right of association to pursue such ideas the IRS might sweat you like a drug smuggler caught at Turkish customs. […]

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Data Point – Traffic deaths….Colorado….pot

by Skip August 28, 2017

Just thought I’d leave this here: Traffic fatalities linked to pot are up sharply in Colorado Federal and state data show that the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has more than doubled since 2013. A Denver Post analysis of the data and coroner reports provides the most […]

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And I keep hearing that marijuana is safer than alcohol

by Skip December 29, 2016

Completely safe is what I’m told.  Um, maybe not so much? Emphasis mine, reformatted: Mysterious illness tied to marijuana use on the rise in states with legal weed For more than two years, Lance Crowder was having severe abdominal pain and vomiting, and no local doctor could figure out why. Finally, an emergency room physician in […]

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RE: INVESTIGATION INTO REPRESENTATIVE JOE LACHANCE, THE ELLIOT HOSPITAL, AND OBAMACARE MEDICAID EXPANSION HB 1696

by Steve MacDonald September 30, 2016
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From Aaron Day. Dear Elliot Hospital: Does your drug policy apply to your board members? In particular, does it apply to Representative Joe Lachance who served as a co-sponsor of Obamacare Medicaid Expansion (HB 1696). The Elliot Hospital is a direct beneficiary of this piece of legislation. I am a candidate for United States Senate […]

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Queen of the Universe

by Susan Olsen May 30, 2016

Many of you are aware that, for many years, I have been working diligently on becoming Queen of the Universe. During my reign, it was my plan to use my newly acquired powers – for the most part, anyway – for good instead of evil. Recently, I was beginning to fear that despite all that […]

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Is There Marijuana at USA Today?

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2016
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There is definitely marijuana (Colorado Marijuana?) at USA Today…or is it at the El Paso Intelligence Center? Both? PJ Media

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Marijuana – not quite as safe as advocates want us to believe?

by Skip April 23, 2016

I’ve participated in a number of forums and discussions and have always taken the side that it shouldn’t be decriminalized.  Yes, we allow tobacco and yes, we allow tobacco, but I’ve maintained that is isn’t as healthy as what is always being said.  And now this comes out (reformatted, emphasis mine): …That’s because, supporters of […]

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Support for Latest Marijuana Legalization Bill Not Worth The “Price”

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2016
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This week on GrokTALK! we spent a few minutes questioning House Bill 1694, an act to legalize and regulate Marijuana in New Hampshire. My concern had nothing to do with whether any particular quantity of marijuana should be legal, but I did have a moral objection to the bill. It felt like a deal with the […]

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GrokTALK! – At Liberty Forum – The Videos (Segments 7 & 8)

by Skip March 18, 2015

OK, I ‘fess up – it’s been a while since the last post from Liberty Forum went up from me so time to put it into gear again: Segment 7 – We talk with Alvin about Liberty Forum and again, thank him immensely for donating the funds for 1 of the two headsets we are […]

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GrokTALK! at Liberty Forum with Matt Simon

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2015
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Matt Simon is the New England Political Director and Legislative Analyst at Marijuana Policy Project. Matt joins us to discuss the changing culture, Marijuana legalization, and the status of legalization in New Hampshire. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or Stitcher. Links […]

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Study – 12% of Drug Related Fatal Car Crashes Involved Marijuana

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2014
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I made an off-hand joke a few weeks back that decriminalizing pot would probably result in an increase in slow-speed, early-morning collisions, in front to 24 hours convenient stores.  Say it with me.  “Look Dude, Buuurrreeeettttto’s.” Well, a study has just been released, in which New Hampshire crash data were part of the sample.  (California, […]

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NH Rep Steve Vaillancourt Speaks to a Reporter About Marijuana

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2014

Here is an interview between a reporter for the Concord Monitor and NH House Rep Steve Vaillancourt.  Steve is discussing decriminalizing marijuana.  It was recorded on a tablet so the audio is hard to hear in places…can’t be helped. (I’ll try to export this to audio and enhance it-will repost it as an MP3 if […]

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GrokTALK! With Guest Marilinda Garcia

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2013

Marilinda Garcia joins us  in Studio to talk about her enrtry into the Republican Primary to challenge Ann Kuster for the congressional seat in NH CD-2. We discuss states rights, the role of government, marijuana, ObamaCare, spending, and even the potential advantages of incrementalism. We also touch on the differing roles between state and federal […]

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State marijuana legalization votes: Good for the U.S. Constitution!

by Tim Condon December 8, 2012

Who’d a thunk it? The recent marijuana legalization victories in Washington state and Colorado are outstandingly good news for the U.S. Constitution. Why? Because they underline the facts that James Madison stated in 1788: “”The powers of the federal government are enumerated; it can only operate in certain cases; it has legislative powers on defined […]

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On A Path To Less Government or More?

by Steve MacDonald November 26, 2012

Newsmax reports that New Hampshire’s new governor (gag!) Maggie Hassan is open to the idea of legalizing Marijuana. Pro-pot advocates in New Hampshire are excited about the possibilities. Medical marijuana, the gateway-drug -policy to broader decriminalization efforts, is generally considered to be an issue with bi-partisan support.  Supporters of legalization at any and every level […]

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