US Seeing Highest Spending Since 2009 Stimulus

US Seeing Highest Spending Since 2009 Stimulus

US Seeing Highest Spending Since 2009 Stimulus Real federal spending in FY 2017 was the 2nd highest in the history of the United States, topped only by Y 2009, when former president Barack Hussein Obama’s $840-B stimulus law was enacted according to reports. Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 also saw the 2nd highest real federal individual […]

President Trump Declared Florida a Major Disaster

President Trump Declared Florida a Major Disaster

President Trump Declared Florida a Major Disaster The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Sunday President Donald Trump approved federal disaster assistance that would be made available to individuals and governments in Florida for areas affected by Hurricane Irma beginning 4 September and continuing. A press release from FEMA outlined the assistance available to “supplement […]

The Big Q: Is California ‘Cracking Up”

The Big Q: Is California ‘Cracking Up”

The Big Q: Is California ‘Cracking Up” $AAPL, $FB, $GOOGL Corporate profits at California-based transnational corporations such as Apple, Facebook, and Google are hitting record highs. California housing prices from La Jolla to Berkeley along the Pacific Coast can top $1,000 a sqf It seems as if all of China is willing to pay premium […]

Federal Regulations at All-Time Low Under President Trump

Federal Regulations at All-Time Low Under President Trump

Federal Regulations at All-Time Low Under President Trump President Donald Trump has kept to his campaign promise to clear federal regulations, bringing them down to a record low, according to a new study. “The results are substantial,” reads the report. “New regulatory burdens are a fraction of those established under President Obama’s 1st 6 months; […]

The Leakers Reward: Handcuffs

The Leakers Reward: Handcuffs

The Leakers Reward: Handcuffs Former congressman turned news analyst Jason Chaffetz Tuesday said the Justice Department is not going far enough on leakers, saying, “They need to start putting people in handcuffs.” Mr. Chaffetz was responding to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement last week that the DOJ, along with the intelligence community is ramping […]

USA Medical Marijuana Update

USA Medical Marijuana Update

USA Medical Marijuana Update A measure that would allow VA docs to issue medical marijuana recommendations advanced in the Senate. Massachusetts’ highest court rules in favor of a worker fired for using medical marijuana, and more. Utah regulators give initial approval for Hemp research Interview with Bruce Barren, Potnetwork Holdings’s (OTCMKT:POTN), brand Ambassador.  National Last […]

Texas AG Moves to Protect Anti-Sanctuary City Law

Texas AG Moves to Protect Anti-Sanctuary City Law

Texas AG Moves to Protect Anti-Sanctuary City Law Texas has filed a preemptive lawsuit to deter any of its cities from defying the state’s new anti-Sanctuary City law, state Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday. During a TV interview AG Paxton said the lawsuit came about after Austin and other municipalities said they would not […]

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Now Banned in Texas

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Now Banned in Texas

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Now Banned in Texas Late Sunday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a ban on “sanctuary cities” that now allows police to ask about a person’s immigration status and threatens sheriffs with jail if they do not cooperate with federal authorities. He signed the bill over strong opposition from immigrant-rights groups and Democrats, who […]

USAG Sessions, There is More Violence Around Pot Than ‘One Would Think’

USAG Sessions, There is More Violence Around Pot Than ‘One Would Think’

USAG Sessions, There is More Violence Around Pot Than ‘One Would Think’ The US Justice Department will try to adopt “responsible policies” for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions says, adding that he believes violence surrounds sales and use of the drug in the US In a meeting with reporters Monday, AG […]

Trump Administration: Ban of Recreational Marijuana Will be Enforced

Trump Administration: Ban of Recreational Marijuana Will be Enforced

Trump Administration: the Ban of Recreational Marijuana Will be Enforced White House spokesman Sean Spicer said he expects the Justice Department (DOJ) to increase enforcement of laws prohibiting the recreational use of marijuana, a departure from the Hussein-Obama Admin’s less aggressive stance as states began legalizing recreational as well as medical use of the drug. […]

California’s Risks Federal Funds Declaring it a “Sanctuary State”

California’s Risks Federal Funds Declaring it a “Sanctuary State”

California’s Risks Federal Funds Declaring it a “Sanctuary State” US President Donald Trump said he will consider pulling federal funds from California if it follows up on its threat to become a “Sanctuary State” but says he would  rather not be forced to take such a drastic measure. “I think it’s ridiculous, sanctuary cities,” President Trump […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana bills are popping up all over the place, a federal bill to protect medical marijuana businesses from asset forfeiture has been filed, and more.  National Last Thursday, a federal bill to protect medical marijuana businesses from asset forfeiture was filed. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) filed House Resolution 331, which would […]

Federal Judge Blocks Barack Obamacare Abortion and Transgender Protections

Federal Judge Blocks Barack Obamacare Abortion and Transgender Protections

Federal Judge Blocks Barack Obamacare Abortion and Transgender Protections Saturday, a federal judge in Texas issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama Administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Barack Obamacare to transgender health and abortion-related services. The decision sides with Texas, 7 other states and […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The DEA has clarified that it still considers CBD to be illegal, Arkansas moves forward on implementation of its new program, Michigan gets legal dispensaries and a favorable court ruling, and more.  National Last Wednesday, DEA clarified that, yes, it still considers CBD to be illegal. The DEA added a new code […]

NYC Mayor de Blasio Fundraising Under Investigation

NYC Mayor de Blasio Fundraising Under Investigation

NYC Mayor de Blasio Fundraising Under Investigation Grand juries (2) are hearing testimony in connection with federal and state criminal investigations into NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign fundraising. The grand jury action was the strongest indication that prosecutors could be moving closer to one or more indictments. Mayor De Blasio, a Democrat, and several […]

Paid Agitators, Leftist Schoolteachers, Democratic Politicians Behind Anti-Trump Rioting

Paid Agitators, Leftist Schoolteachers, Democratic Politicians Behind Anti-Trump Rioting

Paid Agitators, Leftist Schoolteachers, Democratic Politicians Behind Anti-Trump Rioting Anti-Donald Trump protests across the country are being whipped up by professional agitators, teachers at schools where students are marching out of class and politicians who talk about “leading the fight.”  “I think they could be agitated by the professionals,” former NYC Police Commissioner Kerik said […]

The “Headaches” of the Legal Marijuana Industry

The “Headaches” of the Legal Marijuana Industry

The “Headaches” of the Legal Marijuana Industry The legal-marijuana industry faces many challenges to doing business. Most companies in the space are frozen out of bank, cannot use credit cards for transactions, and cannot get loans, huge headaches for the industry. And marijuana is like any other commodity: when there’s a supply glut, the price […]

Pesticide Industry Adds to Bees Population Decline

Pesticide Industry Adds to Bees Population Decline

Pesticide Industry Adds to Bees Population Decline $MON, $BAYRY, $SYT Last week, Friends of the Earth (FoE) released a report, titled “Buzz Kill: How the Pesticide Industry is Clipping the Wings of Bee Protection Efforts Across the US.” The report, by Christopher Cook and Tiffany Finck-Haynes, details the pesticide industry’s outsized role in weakening and […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A bi-partisan federal effort to open up research on medical marijuana is now underway, it looks likely that Arkansas will be voting on medical marijuana in November, a New Jersey PTSD bill advances, and more. National Monday, congressional marijuana reform fans and foes said they were working together on a new research […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update In Oklahoma and Ohio, medical marijuana half-measures are being challenged by initiative campaigns, Oakland tries to create some racial equity in the industry, Maryland initiative hits another delay, and more.  California On Tuesday, Oakland passed an ordinance designed to encourage minority participation in the industry. The city council unanimously approved a medical […]