SEATTLE (AP) – An effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a hefty federal pot tax.
While passage this year could be a longshot, lawmakers from both parties have been quietly working on several bills, the first of which Democratic Reps. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Jared Polis of Colorado plan to introduce Tuesday, Blumenauer told The [...]
I have a Texas Instruments solar-powered scientific calculator that I bought back in the 1990s. It still works!
So here’s a thought for those who believe in an economic and societal collapse of such magnitude that a precision electronics manufacturing economy will no longer be possible in the world…
…What if you bought a few solar-powered scientific or financial calculator for under $20, then sealed it with moisture absorbers in a mylar bag, [...]
Ron Paul and Barney Frank are teaming up.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and outspoken Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank want to get the federal government out of the marijuana regulation business.
States should make their own rules concerning the leafy green stuff, and regulate it themselves, the pair propose in legislation that will be introduced Thursday.
The bill would allow the Feds to [...]
Sadly, given the events in Joplin, Mo. and Minneapolis this past weekend, we are not through with severe weather this week. Not by a longshot.
The ingredients are in place for a classic Plains tornado outbreak Tuesday. Let’s first highlight the area of greatest risk, then step through why this is the case.
Tuesday’s Outbreak Forecast
NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center typically issues a high risk for severe t-storms only when a major severe [...]
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A North Myrtle Beach legislator has introduced a bill that would cap gas prices in South Carolina at whatever the average wholesale price is on June 1.
Democratic state Sen. Dick Elliott of North Myrtle Beach said the bill he introduced Wednesday is needed because gas prices are slowing the state’s economic recovery.
Elliott’s bill would put any excess charges by retailers [...]