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Science “Unsettled” – Pot contributes to schizophrenia?

With large studies in peer-reviewed journals showing that marijuana increases the risk of psychosis and schizophrenia, the scientific literature around the drug is far more negative than it was 20 years ago. Comparing two major reports from the National Academy of Medicine, the nonprofit group that advises the federal government on health and medicine, makes …

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On the same idea that if you put Government in charge of a desert, we’d run out of sand

And in this case, sorta sideways, marijuana.  Congratulations, Government of California, you’ve single handedly lowered the demand for it (at least legally). I’m perfectly fine with this outcome for a number of reasons: As opposed to Libertarians who believe that what you put into your body is your business and not the Government’s, as the …

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Blogline of the Day – if you’ve got it, they’ll spend it

Government expenditures will expand to exceed revenues. A story of pot when the taxes paid for pleasure end up enlarging Government.  Which, here in NH, has been the reason why the Democrats have pushed for a casino (or two).  Not for the sake of letting a corporation separate one’s money from one’s wallet – it …

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How About a 26% Tax on Marijuana Sales To Keep Prices “High”

Back in 2012 New Hampshire Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan said she was open to the idea of passing medical marijuana legislation. My first thought was why? What did Democrats have to gain by putting their foot on the path toward what is typically considered a liberty issue? My answer was money and power. If New Hampshire Democrats are really …

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Blogline of the Day:

 If This Bill Passes, Possessing Pot in Texas Will Be Treated Less Harshly Than Distributing Straws in San Francisco. And this is what passes for public morality these days.  Seriously, straws are that evil? (H/T: Instapundit)

On A Path To Less Government or More?

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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