Overly Complex Federal Law Could Make Us All Felons

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Conner Drigotas | connerdrigotas.com

I have never been imprisoned. I have never been arrested. But I am probably a felon, and so are you. There are so many laws, too many for even the government to count, and the punishment for being a felon is crushing.

Some felonies might sound scarily familiar: taking a sick day when you aren’t sick, telling your friends about a bad company, or getting lost in the woods.

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Drug War: The 5 Real Reasons it Still Exists

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Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

Since 1971, Americans have been victims of the war on drugs. Nixon began the war on drugs to target anti-war hippies and people of color, and we still pay the consequences today. As polls show that over 62% of Americans support marijuana legalization and psychedelics continue to help those in need, we are left to wonder why this drug war continues. Isn’t the government supposed to serve us? Aren’t our representatives supposed to represent American interests? Or are there other, less immediately apparent interests at play?

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Federal Prosecutor Admits to Marijuana Use, Faces No Charges

Othman J. Mekhloufi | @othmanmekhloufi

According to an investigative summary report released on May 30th by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) admitted to “possessing, transporting, and consuming” marijuana edibles for medical use to alleviate back pain, in August or September of 2016.

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Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Passes House Vote

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Dane Larsen | @_danebailey

This past Monday, April the 29th, marked a turning point in politics in a previously deep red state. A bipartisan Texas marijuana bill concerning marijuana reform passed through the Lone Star State’s House of Representatives. In a landslide vote, H.B. 63 progressed through Congress 98 to 63. This bill would revamp the punishment for someone caught with a personal amount of cannabis for the first time since 1973, a 46 year difference.

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The Three Biggest Mistakes of the US Constitution

Shiam Kannan | @shiam_kannan

Many regard the United States Constitution as one of the greatest documents in the history of political thought. Indeed, it has a lot going for it. Not least of which the brilliant separation of powers, checks and balances, the Bill of Rights, and the insurance of popular sovereignty. Continuing to this day, they have rendered America the oldest existing Republic in the world.

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