Author: Dane Larsen

Medicare for All Bill to Be Proposed by Bernie Sanders

Dane Larsen | @_danebailey

U.S. Senator and popular 2020 Democratic Nominee for President Bernie Sanders reopened the previously sealed can of worms: Medicare for all. On Wednesday, Sanders disclosed his plans to present Congress with a new and improved version of a highly controversial bill.

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Guam Marijuana Legalization Bill Sent to Governor

Dane Larsen | @_danebailey

Guam, one of the United States’ Micronesian territories, has passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana for adults ages 21 and over through the House of Representatives and Senate of the respective enclave. With the passing of this bill, adults will be able to possess, consume, and also grow marijuana from a list of government-licensed retailers. But to account for reform, cannabis would be subject to a 15% tax.

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Environmentalist Youth Arrested at McConnell’s Office

Dane Larsen | @_danebailey

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R- KY) left his office this past Monday, February 25th, to a group of outspoken youth from his representative state. Hundreds of driven high school and college students from Kentucky flew out to Washington D.C. to condemn Senator McConnell. Why? His words against Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey’s Green New Deal.

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Oregon Enacts First Bill of Authorized Rent Control

 Dane Larsen | @_danebailey

The state of Oregon is working to mandate particular forms of rent control. This includes a cap on annual rent increase, and provide residential protection to citizens. The rent control bill passed the Oregon state Senate vote on February 12th and the House vote on February 26th. It will now be passed on to Governor Kate Brown (D), who has already expressed her support for SB 608.

“I look forward to signing the bill into law,” -Governor Brown

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Psychedelics: A Historical Account of Use and Rejection

Dane Larsen | @_danebailey

Decriminalization of historically denounced psychedelic drugs, which alter the state of consciousness, is more prevalent than the public often sees. This ties back to religious and transcendental experiences that played a role in human evolution. The scope goes as far back as 7,000 years ago to the first ideas of “Big Gods” and anything of that nature, as Ishmael Apud, Professor at Universidad de la República de Uruguay, analyzes. It occurs in primary documents of the ancient civilizations and modern scientific studies alike.

From the research, it is clear that psychedelics have had a prominent place in society for thousands of years. In fact, only the arbitrary regulations of governments of the Church have barred the use of such drugs. Governments have taken this position to save citizens from themselves. However, the history of psychedelics presents evidence of beneficial effects on the body, individual, and society. Continue reading “Psychedelics: A Historical Account of Use and Rejection”