Facebook announces latest step in censorship campaign, prioritizing “local news”

by Will Morrow (WSWS repost) Tuesday Feb 6th, 2018 9:09 AM Facebook's latest step aimed at censoring online information.6 February 2018 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced January 29 that the social media platform will prioritize news from “local sources” in the News Feed displayed to users. The announcement is the third in a creeping roll-out …

U.S.: Congressman Blumenauer Writes Open Letter To President About Marijuana

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 22:24 - steveelliott By Steve Elliott Hemp News Congressman Earl Blumenauer on Tuesday wrote an open letter advocating marijuana legalization to President Obama in advance of the President's State of the Union speech. "As you begin your last year in office, I hope there is one more step you take to bring …

For some in the South, defying medical marijuana laws is the Lord’s work

By Quint Forgey, News21 August 19 at 6:30 AM Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles on the legalization of marijuana, produced in partnership with the 2015 Carnegie-Knight News21 national student reporting project. CHESTER, S.C. — She lives in the wooden house her grandfather built more than a century ago in Chester, …

Kentucky: CBD-Only Marijuana Oil Bill Won’t Help Patients For Years, If Ever

Submitted by steveelliott on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:53 2014 cannabis oil cbd only christopher shafer FDA jay blanton karen skjei Kentucky kentucky general assembly louisville medical marijuana Medicinal Cannabis Political rita wooton university of kentucky university of louisville USA Today By Steve Elliott Hemp News In the past few months, a wave of "CBD-only" marijuana …

The Nullification Door can Swing Both Ways

By Bruce Johnson  June 24, 2013 Patrick Henry, John Calhoun, and George Mason would be delighted that States are showing some backbone after 220 years of Federal power encroachment. States are again beginning to question Federal authority by, in effect, nullifying some Federal mandates. But the "nullification door" is swinging both ways. Is it not …

Marc Emery on Ron Paul: "The Great Man Has Left The Building"

By Marc Emery - Sunday, November 25 2012   Ron Paul, my hero and great political and moral influence, gave his farewell speech to Congress on November 14th after 23 years of serving as the lonely, often marginalized, voice of reason and stalwart of constitutional principles in the House of Representatives. In those years Ron …