FROM Brian Smith
Washington Retailers Get Pot Licenses In January, recreational marijuana shops opened all over Colorado, a state with a history of medical marijuana. Today, when Washington state issued its first licenses for such outlets, it was starting from scratch. 24 licenses to sell recreational marijuana were issued, the first of 334 to be granted statewide. Retail outlets won’t be opening up until tomorrow, but there’s already a predicted shortage of product.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.