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Why social media is banning cryptocurrency ads: Interview Special

Following the footsteps of both Google and Facebook, Twitter will now also ban advertisements related to cryptocurrencies. Why is this and what do they fear? Joe McCann, Founder and CEO of NodeSource explains.

Op-Ed: Feds vs states over pot — Billions of dollars at stake

Washington - Why not start a Fed/states war over pot? Not like there’s anything else more productive to do, is there? Yet another stunning regression from the Trump administration is creating chaos in the new marijuana industry.

Ohio's Issue 3 pot question shaping up to be a close vote

A proposed amendment to the state constitution that would make Ohio the first state east of the Mississippi River to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes appears poised for a Nov. 3 photo finish.

Op-Ed: Legalization of marijuana biggest yawn in Colorado since Y2K

Denver - Neither Denver nor Colorado has been ablaze with police cruiser lights since marijuana was legalized on Jan. 1. News wise it could be compared with Y2K.

Op-Ed: Valentine's Day is coming — Beware!

February 14 is St. Valentine's Day, a time for young lovers to display their affection for each other. Alas, it has a darker side.

The G-Man who started the Reefer War

Denver - No, it wasn't J. Edgar Hoover. In the best tradition of government, Harry Anslinger knew what to do when he lost his job as assistant commissioner of Prohibition when booze became legal again in 1933.

Op-Ed: Colorado creating temporary shortage of legal weed

Denver - There is an apocryphal story about what happens when the Soviets capture the Sahara. Nothing for the first 10 years, then a shortage of sand. That could be the narrative of what is happening in Colorado.

Targeting pot, temperance movement looks to make comeback

Even though the temperance movement in the U.S. faded from sight after the end of Prohibition, it never went extinct. It is still alive and looking to make a comeback by targeting several contemporary issues.

Op-Ed: America's second Prohibition starting to end

Chicago - The nation’s first attempt to control what people consume ended throughout the nation on Thursday 80 years ago. Some states had ended it earlier, just as some had started it earlier.

Man who allegedly drank $102,000 of historic whiskey charged

Pittsburgh - A woman who owns a historic Bed and Breakfast in Pennsylvania has brought charges against the man who allegedly drank several cases of vintage whiskey. The man denied these allegations, but DNA tests show his DNA profile was present on the bottles.

Op-Ed: Weed the People — Washington State wants a marijuana advisor

Sydney - After legalization in Washington and Colorado, legal grass is looking like it’s about to become a growth industry, excuse the expression. Washington wants an expert on “all things weed”. Please note- the video goes for an hour or so.

Op-Ed: Ban on cigarette sales to kids born after 2000?

Sydney - There’s no doubt about it, politicians live in a different world. So do most of the other mainstream participants in public debates about tobacco, both for and against. Nowhere is this more obvious than in Tasmania’s latest approach.

Missouri man finds pre-Prohibition whiskey hidden in his attic

Saint Joseph - A Missouri man was doing some repair work in his home when he stumbled upon a stash of pre-Prohibition whiskey underneath the floorboards in his attic.

Op-Ed: Time to end the war on drugs

Check out this video and see if you can make a cogent argument against legalising all forms of illegal recreational drugs, in America and everywhere else.

Op-Ed: Is Mexico the new Afghanistan? 50,000 dead in 5 years

New figures for the Mexican drug wars indicate that about 10,000 people a year are dying in the endless war between the drug cartels, or 50,000 since 2006. That figure includes 1,000 children. The War on Drugs is as usual failing abysmally on all fronts.

Seattle set to oversee medical pot shops

Seattle - Shops that are designed to cater to people who use marijuana for medical purposes will soon be regulated under Seattle law.

Op-Ed: Fallout from online poker's Black Friday continues

Last week, Full Tilt Poker was shut down by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission; this is the latest twist in the campaign against on-line poker by the American authorities.

Op-Ed: Poker players fighting back against the FBI Special

An article concerning the banning of on-line poker in the United States, and the seizure of domain names and bank accounts by the US authorities.

Indian minister denies prohibition of bikini

What to imagine when one reads about a "bikini ban" on certain beaches in India? Would one have to go naked, considering this is about the 60's Hippie-Haven of Goa, or need one dress up in a rubber swim suit? Or is it all about publicity?

Gallup poll finds record support for legalizing marijuana

A new study by Gallup shows almost half of Americans -- a record number -- are in support of legalizing and taxing marijuana for recreational use by adults.

Debate continues over selling alcohol at amusement park in Texas

With most amusement parks and entertainment venues, including some movie theaters selling beer or wine these days, Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington appears to be joining the ranks in an effort to reach all groups. So why all the fighting?

Celebrity Op-Ed: Why the War on Drugs is a Failure

The folly of alcohol prohibition closely mirrors the futility of the U.S. drug war, declares Jack Cole, a former police officer. In the second part of our Celebrity Guest Writer series, Cole explains why drugs should be legally regulated.

Op-Ed: Lower the Drinking Age to 18 But Impose Restrictions

We've all heard the arguments. If you're old enough to die for your country, you're old enough to drink. So how do you make it happen? I have some ideas.


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