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LEGAL MARIJUANA There will be a cannabis industry expo in October 2014 in Denver, CO: “The Indo Expo Trade Show looks to assist in building relationships between wholesalers,retailers, and the public. This show will provide a safe business environment as well … Continue reading

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News: Obama Lawsuit, Minimum Wage, UAW

HOUSE LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA Speaker of the House John Boehner initiates lawsuit against Pres. Obama: “Here’s the complete text of the letter Speaker John A. Boehner sent Wednesday to House members, regarding his decision to initiate a lawsuit on behalf of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Decisions

               SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF HOBBY LOBBY AGAINST OBAMACARE Supreme Court rules against Obamacare contraception mandate: “A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “closely held” for-profit corporations cannot be forced to abide … Continue reading

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News: Food Stamps, Labor Unions, Gay Rights

FOOD STAMPS Congress passes $8.7 billion food stamp cut: “It’s official: 850,000 households across the country are set to lose an average of $90 per month in food stamp benefits. “The Senate on Tuesday voted 68-32 to send the 2014 Farm … Continue reading

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Legal Marijuana In the U.S.

Here is a brief look at what has happened so far this year since two states in the U.S. — Washington and Colorado — legalized the sale and regulation of marijuana. ***** World’s first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in … Continue reading

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News Mix

RIGHT-WING GROUPS Social Conservatives make big money plans: “On a recent snowy day in the Washington suburb of Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, some of the religious right’s wealthiest backers and top operatives gathered at the Ritz-Carlton to plot their entry … Continue reading

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News: Marijuana Policy, Jobs and Unemployment

MARIJUANA POLICY 2013: The Year In Review – NORML’s Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy: #1 Public Support For Legalizing Marijuana Hits Historic Highs: An unprecedented 58 percent of Americans believe that marijuana ought to be “made legal” for adult … Continue reading

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GUN RIGHTS Gun advocates upset over NFL’s rejection of assault rifle ad: “A year after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, America’s gun nuts are in a major tizzy over what may be the biggest and most unlikely victory for sane … Continue reading

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LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE RUNS FOR TEXAS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Van de Putte joins race for Lt. Governor: “Long rumored to be a contender, state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte has now made it official: She is running for lieutenant governor. “I … Continue reading

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News Roundup

ENDA Senate passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act: “The Senate passed a historic piece of gay rights legislation Thursday that would ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgender employees, another milestone victory for a gay rights movement that has been gaining favor in … Continue reading

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