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Can Article V Federally Legalize Cannabis?

As the fight for country-wide marijuana legalization gains momentum, lawyers have come up with some innovative ideas for challenging prohibition, such as the landmark Washington V Sessions case, which incubated at a New York Cannabis Bar Association meeting. Another engaging idea – Article V – was …

Cannabis

Conservatives call for constitutional intervention last seen 230 years ago

We’re either going to become a socialist, Marxist country like western Europe, or we’re going to be free Senator Tom Coburn<p>It’s been more than 230 years since America’s last constitutional convention, but there is growing confidence in some conservative circles that the next one is right around the …

Government

Now You Can 3D-Print a NASA SOFIA Flying Telescope of Your Very Own!

You can now 3D-print your own miniature version of NASA's flying telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).<p>Engineers at …

3D Printing

Ask Ethan: Is Spacetime Really A Fabric?

Gravity might have been the first fundamental force ever discovered, but in many ways, it remains the least-well understood. We know that it’s always attractive, and that any two masses in the Universe, no matter where they are, will experience its force. When Einstein concocted his general theory …

Physics

What Was It Like When We First Made Protons And Neutrons?

The story of our cosmic history is one of an expanding and cooling Universe. As we progressed from a hot, dense, uniform state to a cold, sparse, clumpy one, a number of momentous events happened throughout our cosmic history. At the moment of the hot Big Bang, the Universe was filled with all …

Physics

Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum

<b>Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality</b> <i>Anil Ananthaswamy</i> Dutton (2018)<p>According to the …

Quantum Physics

Medicare for All makes a lot of sense

<b>(CNN) —</b> The economics of Medicare for All championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders are actually quite straightforward. Under what advocates call "M4A," health care coverage would expand while total spending on health care -- by companies, individuals and the government -- would decline because of lower …

Health Care

Elderly Grandmother Thrown In Jail For A Tiny Amount Of Weed And An Expired Medical Marijuana Card

Delores Saltzman - an 80-year-old medical marijuana patient - was thrown in jail recently after getting caught with less than an eighth of an ounce …

Cannabis

Steakhouse Black Bread Recipe

"This is a steakhouse bread recipe that I obtained many years ago from a friend. It makes a very dense and flavorful bread. If you like, brush the …

Recipes

Store selling cannabis opens in downtown Raleigh; plans set for Fayetteville shop

Video<p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - When you step inside the new Hemp Farmacy in downtown Raleigh, you might feel like you just walked into a marijuana …

Cannabis

Study: 'Medicare for all' projected to cost $32.6 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes, says a study released Monday by a university-based libertarian policy center.<p>That's trillion with a "T."<p>The latest plan from the …

Health Care

People Are Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria at the Beach

This is how scared you should be.<p>Necrotizing fasciitis (or NF, the clinical term for flesh-eating bacteria) is an infection caused by swimming in infected water—and it’s very rare. Like, a few hundred cases a year rare. And yet, I personally know two people who just barely survived the disease. …

New Jersey

Will Lockheed Martin Change The World With Its New Fusion Reactor?

Lockheed Martin’s secretive Skunk Works® laboratory registered a patent in March for a revolutionary technology that could solve the world’s energy problems for good – but don’t pop the champagne yet. The design is for a compact fusion reactor (CFR) which theoretically produces cheap, clean, near …

Energy

Marijuana beer to hit Las Vegas dispensaries, minus the alcohol

The latest marijuana-infused beverage — a nonalcoholic beer — could soon hit the shelves at Nevada dispensaries. California-based Two Roots Brewing …

Cannabis Industry

The next frontier for cannabis products? Beer

When he co-founded Province Brands of Canada two years ago to create what has since been hailed as the world’s first beer brewed from cannabis, chief executive officer Dooma Wendschuh knew he’d face a few technical challenges along the way. But one snag stood out as both distressing and comical. …

Cannabis

City leaders admit they gave false info about business located next to homeless camp

Asheville city leaders admit they gave false information about a business they said was out of compliance.<p>Last week, we showed you the homeless camp …

Asheville

We Finally Have Evidence That Marijuana Legalization Is Hurting Drug Cartels

One of the benefits of marijuana legalization that is rarely talked about is how it can actually hurt the profits generated by drug cartels since …

Cannabis

Study: CBD From Marijuana Plus Chemotherapy Tripled Cancer Survival Rates In Mice

Mice with pancreatic cancer treated with a combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and chemotherapy survived nearly three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a new study that spotlights the potential for human treatment.<p>CBD, the non-psychoactive (non-intoxicating) …

Cancer

The Large Hadron Collider Just Successfully Accelerated Its First Atoms

Get ready for new science.<p>The Large Hadron Collider below Switzerland and France has just accelerated its first atoms to almost the speed of light, …

Physics

One chart that shows how much worse income inequality is in America than Europe

The income share of the poorest half of Americans is declining while the richest have grabbed more. In Europe, it’s not happening.<p>Income inequality is a growing problem in the United States. The richest Americans have reaped a disproportional amount of economic growth while worker wages have failed …

Economics

Almost 80% of US workers live from paycheck to paycheck. Here's why | Robert Reich

Starting in the 1980s and with increasing ferocity since then, private-sector employers have fought against unions<p>The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%. The Federal Reserve forecasts that the unemployment rate will reach 3.5% by the end of the year.<p>But …

Income Inequality

How To Fix Stagnant Wages: Dump The World's Dumbest Idea

We’re all drunks looking under the lamppost.”<br>—Aviv Nevo, professor of economics, University of Pennsylvania, speaking at the European Central Bank’s annual gathering of leading economists in Sintra, Portugal.<p>Today’s <i>New York Times</i> tells us that wages should be rising, since we live in a world in …

Economics

Is the US Leaning Red or Blue? It All Depends on Your Map

On May 11, 2017, a reporter named Trey Yingst, who covers the White House for the conservative news network OANN, tweeted a photo of a framed map of …

Geography

Laos scrambles for food, medicines, coffins three days after dam burst

KHOKONG, Laos (Reuters) - Troops searched for survivors in the remote southern tip of Laos on Thursday, three days after the collapse of a hydropower dam sent a torrent of water charging across paddy fields and through villages, as rescuers rushed aid to thousands of homeless.<p>The scale of the …

Hydroelectric Power

Sea level rise has caused $7.4 billion drop in home prices in Southeast US

<b>You might want to rethink that dream house by the ocean.</b><p>Remember when I sat on a beach and decided not to buy a house (that I couldn't have afforded …

Sea Level

Review: Presto Nomad

In 2005, my friend Mike bought an old and unreliable Infiniti G20 sedan in England for the equivalent of $750, did some emergency repairs, then drove …

Slow Cookers

Hospitals Reflexively Put Patients Who May Be Dying on Breathing Machines. It’s Time to Rethink That

“Put my dad on the breathing machine,” Ms. D. told me earlier this year, as tears ran down her cheeks in the emergency department at Brigham and …

Medicine

‘I’m purely an investor’

VICTORIA — A Vancouver businessman banned for life from entering the United States over his investments in American marijuana companies says he plans …

Cannabis

How the Rest of Congress Reacted to Rosenstein Impeachment Articles

Resolution from 11 conservative House members unlikely to move<p>Democrats and a handful of Republicans responded quickly to oppose impeachment articles …

Donald Trump

They thought this was Trump country. Hell no

In a dim corridor backstage, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders looked down at Kansas congressional hopeful James Thompson’s denim jeans and black boots. “Hey James,” Sanders said without cracking a smile. “Could I borrow your cowboy shoes?”<p>Thompson took just a second to recover from the razzing.<p>“I …

Middle-class