by | Jun 18, 2019

Evidence is beginning to mount that marijuana may cause lasting brain damage, even when used by people in their mid-20s. At a time when politics and culture appear to be increasingly pro-pot—two-thirds of Americans now support legalization—scientists have provided yet…

by | May 16, 2019

Sacramento During a recent informational hearing in the Nevada state Senate about a proposal to significantly boost taxes on vaping products, the lawmakers who were leading the charge didn’t seem to know very much about the products they wanted to…

by | Jun 21, 2018

Yesterday, the Canadian Senate (one of two chambers of Canadian Parliament) voted 52-29 to approve bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act, a bill that legalizes marijuana throughout Canada and sets a legal consumption age of 18. The measure now…

by | May 3, 2018

Pittsburgh I was just beginning to write this column when eight people in nearby Brentwood Towne Square in suburban Pittsburgh  were being rushed to the hospital after a man, 58, plowed his Dodge Charger through BoRics salon at around 7…

by | Jan 20, 2018

Friday This has been a hellacious week. All because of the IRS. It’s complicated but it has to do with the Alternative Minimum Tax. That’s a tax on items which previously might have been deductible, but are now fully taxable….

by | Jul 30, 2017

An oddball sect has decided to mark the August 21 total eclipse of the sun by gathering inside the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Every day, the shrine welcomes believers and non-believers of all stripes. But…

by | Jun 29, 2017

So the Republicans are murdering tens of thousands of people with their Obamacare replacement, according to the headlines and tweets I keep seeing. I think they’ve got it backwards, though. It’s Obamacare that’s killing people, and just two classes of…

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