The Case Against Repealing Federal Prohibition

The Case Against Repealing Federal Prohibition The case against repealing federal prohibition right now in my mind is simple.  The government will screw it up because it will be pushed by deep pocketed special interests and political motivations.  In Canada, a country with myriad laws and levels of governments similar to the United States, legalization was rushed and it’s gonna be a mess.  One can only hope that we will learn from Canada’s mistakes.  I think a better tack for the short term would be simply to decriminalize and keep the industry in the hands of small businesses within each state.  The feds should work on freeing up industrial hemp and cannabis medical research but lay back and watch what happens in Canada for a while. Canada already has run out of pot! Sit back and watch.    

Cannabis a Cure For Tinnitus?

Is cannabis a cure for Tinnitus? Recently, I was privileged to attend a Veterans Affairs’ event and I was honored to be able to spend time with many veterans of the Vietnam War.  I noticed many veterans were wearing hearing aids and I asked one of the VA Doctors at the event about it.  Of course, most of these guys are in their early 70’s so it’s no big surprise that they have problems hearing at their age, but the VA doctor told me that it’s not just age-related hearing loss but also a major issue for these veterans is ringing in the ears, otherwise known as tinnitus.  I asked if there was a cure for tinnitus an he said no and that a hearing aid really didn’t always do the trick either because it can actually make it harder to hear because it amplifies background noises. Tinnitus is a maddening condition that is caused by damage to the inner ear from prolonged exposure to loud noise and the constant ringing and noise in the ear is very bad for someone’s quality of life as you can imagine. I asked if there was research going on to find a… 

Time to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

A recent Seattle Times editorial made a persuasive case that states with legal marijuana laws need clarity from the federal government and that it is far past time to end marijuana prohibition. While the Attorney General seems hell bent on the status quo, President Trump said he would probably support a bill that would end marijuana prohibition and keep the feds out of the state’s business when it came to marijuana.  The bill would keep the DOJ from prosecuting states’ licensed marijuana businesses.  Think what you will about President Trump, he is not shackled by the political handcuffs that professional politicians put on themselves.  He will or won’t support the legislation depending on what he thinks is right.  A professional politician will or won’t support the bill, based on whether it is in his or her best interest in my jaded, but humble opinion. This bill would free the 30 states that have legalized pot in some form from byzantine and destructive bureaucracy. California, for example has licensed thousands of marijuana businesses that are in a kind of bizarre marijuana prohibition limbo.  One problem- big banks don’t want to touch marijuana money so these businesses often must do…