Recreational Marijuana legal in Michigan

DETROIT, Michigan– The state of Michigan has legalized the recreational usage of marijuana after voters approved a proposal in the November election. Michigan becomes first Midwest state to legalize recreational marijuana. Adults over the age of 21 will be allowed to cultivate, possess and consume marijuana. You will be allowed to grow no more than…

Michigan Becomes 10th State Legalizing Recreational Pot

LANSING, Michigan — Michigan became the 10th U.S. state — and first in the Midwest — to legalize recreational pot. “Michigan will be the first state in the Midwest to end marijuana prohibition and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated for adult use,” Marijuana Policy Project deputy director Matthew Schweich, who…

Amendment 4 approved in Florida, Restoring Voting Rights to more than 1 million felons

FLORIDA — The Sunshine State of Florida has approved Amendment 4 — an amendment that will automatically restore voting rights to more than a million people previously convicted of felonies. The amendment passed Tuesday after exceeding the 60% threshold required to become a law. Felons who finish their full sentences, including fines, probation and parole,…

Canada legalizes recreational Marijuana

CANADA — Justin Trudeau promised to legalize marijuana in Canada when he campaigned to become prime minister. Wednesday, the Cannabis Act became law, as Canada becomes the first G7 Nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Canada became the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. Medical marijuana has been legal in…

President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Donald Trump signed the Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, which will close loopholes in our digital royalty laws to ensure that songwriters, artists, producers, and providers receive fair payment for the licensing of music. “The Music Modernization Act closes loopholes in our digital royalties laws to ensure that songwriters, artists and producers…

Colombian president tightens anti-drug laws

BOGOTA,Columbia — Colombia’s newly-elected president Ivan Duque signed a decree Monday cracking down on drug consumption following an “alarming increase” in domestic abuse of substances. The decree will allow police to confiscate even minimum doses of marijuana, decriminalized in the South American country since 1994. “We are signing a decree that gives tools to the…

Kanye West Clarifies ‘Abolish’ 13th Amendment Remark

LOS ANGELES, California — Following his appearance on SNL, Kanye West (Ye) sat down with Harvey Levin from TMZ to discuss his wording when addressing the 13th Amendment written into the United States Constitution. Ye states that he used the wrong word when he said he wanted to “abolish” the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery,…

Michigan judge stops state from closing 98 medical pot businesses

LANSING, Michigan — Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello issued an injunction on Thursday that saved the closure of 98 medical marijuana facilities in Michigan. Borrello’s brief ruling ordered the state to extend the deadline to Dec. 15 for all facilities temporarily operating under emergency rules and stop “treating temporarily operating medical marijuana businesses…

Kevin Garnett sues accountant over $77 million lost to wealth manager

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Future NBA Hall of Famer, Kevin Garnett is suing an accountant and his firm, alleging they helped a wealth manager steal $77 million from the retired Champion. The federal malpractice lawsuit alleges Kentucky-based accountant Michael Wertheim and Welenken CPAs enabled Charles Banks IV of Atlanta to defraud Garnett through businesses in which…

President Trump announces trade deal with Mexico; Canada still negotiating

WASHINGTON D.C. — US President Donald Trump announced that his cabinet and Mexico have agreed to revamp Nafta, the North American Free Trade Agreement, in what Donald Trump called a “really good deal” for both countries. The US President made the announcement on Monday. Canada – the other member of Nafta – is yet to…