Michigan Becomes First Midwest State To Legalize Recreational Use Of Marijuana

Michigan Becomes First Midwest State To Legalize Recreational Use Of Marijuana By Aaron Kesel Michigan has become the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational use of marijuana, allowing citizens at least 21 years of age to light up and toke. The law is set to take effect on December 6th this week. In the Nov. 6th election, voters endorsed legalizing the use of recreational cannabis (Proposal One) by adults who are at least 21 years old, similar to current alcohol laws. So far, eleven states including California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts,…

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Brothers Face $450,000 in Fines for Cutting Trees on Their Own Property Without Asking Gov’t First

Brothers Face $450,000 in Fines for Cutting Trees on Their Own Property Without Asking Gov’t First By Matt Agorist Canton Township, MI — In the land of the free, you must ask permission from government before you modify your own property. If you do not first ask for permission and pay them, you can face heavy fines and, or imprisonment. Two brothers in Michigan are learning this the hard way after they cut down trees on their own property. Now the state is telling them to pay up—a half million…

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JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Crédit Agricole Warned Not to Finance Tar Sands Pipeline Companies

JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Crédit Agricole Warned Not to Finance Tar Sands Pipeline Companies Bank clients Enbridge and TransCanada have failed to secure Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Communities NEW YORK — On Monday (Indigenous People’s Day), Honor The Earth, Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, 350 Seattle, Friends of the Earth… Read More Global Justice Ecology Project Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction, and economic domination.

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Michigan Bans “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

Michigan Bans “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance By Michael Maharrey A new law banning “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs went into effect in Michigan. This is an essential step every state needs to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own. Rep. Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) introduced House Bill 4430 (HB4430) last spring. The new law prohibits the state and its political subdivisions from assisting, participating with, or providing “material support or resources, to a…

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