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Economists See Big Bucks In Legal Dope, TSA Gets an Eyeful, White House Has Doubts About CISPA: P.M. Links

2 years agoNews : Reason

The U.S. would save $7.7 billion in enforcement costs if marijuana was legalized, and gain another $6 billion in taxes, according to a petition signed by 300 economists. After months of painting Mitt Romney as a centrist flip-flopper, the Obama campaign has now decided to ag him as a rigid right-winger. Next week, they'll see if they can convince us he's a Martian. A 50-year-old frequent-flyer who had enough of TSA attention gave the security detail an eyeful when he stripped naked at Portland International Airport to protest the harassment.
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Hundreds of Economists: Marijuana Prohibition Costs Billions, Legalization Would Earn Billions

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (2 years ago)

Over 300 economists, including three Nobel Laureates, recently signed a petition that encourages the president, Congress, governors and state legislatures to carefully consider marijuana legalization in America. The petition draws a... Read Post

Marijuana Legalization Endorsed by Second Largest Paper in Oregon

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (49 minutes ago)

Initiative 91, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults in Oregon, now has the support of the two largest papers in the state. Last month the initiative was endorsed by The Oregonian, the states largest paper, and... Read Post

Would It Be Legal For Us To Pay $25,000 Cash For Access To Romney's Tax Returns?

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

I have a question for our legal team, but I'd rather save the several hundred dollars for now and just address it to all of you legal scholars instead. Would it be legal for us to pay $25,000 cash for access to Mitt Romney's tax ret... Read Post


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