YouTube Just Fired the First Shot in a New War on Journalism

YouTube Just Fired the First Shot in a New War on Journalism By Emma Fiala Wednesday morning, news began circulating warning that YouTube was about to delete thousands of accounts in the platform’s latest wave of censorship. This time, the massive video sharing platform claimed to be targeting hateful content, “supremacists,” conspiracy theorists and anything that promotes discrimination or segregation based on sexual orientation, religion, race, gender, age and more. Upon hearing the news, regular consumers of independent media knew exactly what to expect: Censorship. Corporate platforms use these vague…

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Illinois to Become 11th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use

Illinois to Become 11th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use By Emma Fiala Illinois is poised to become the 11th U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana after lawmakers voted on Friday to legalize the plant. Governor J.B. Pritzker assured Illinoisans he would sign the bill that would also automatically expunge criminal records of prior convictions of minor pot possession. This will have a transformational impact on our state, creating opportunity in the communities that need it most and giving so many a second chance. I applaud bipartisan members of the…

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The TSA Just Updated Its Rules to Allow CBD Oil on Flights

The TSA Just Updated Its Rules to Allow CBD Oil on Flights By Emma Fiala Over Memorial Day weekend, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) made an important update to its website. Hemp-derived CBD products may now be carried on airplanes, but only under certain circumstances. The important update has been needed after the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp and its derivatives federally. The lag in update has likely confused users of both medical marijuana and CBD oil. Organically Grown CBD Oil and Products Available (Ad) CBD oil is a non-psychoactive…

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