Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Getting on the Pike at exit 13

I'm sure by now, those of you who travel the Pike in the morning, getting on at exit 13 is a nightmare, in both directions on Rte 30. The toll booths are down and there's little construction going on. One might have thought since it's summer now and the kids are out of school, it would be easier to get on. I've written to the Mass DOT for their comments. There must be a explanation for this as our population has not increased that much to cause such delays.

a new cannabis study

For decades the prohibitionists have claimed chronic use of cannabis negatively effects the brain, learning and memory. This study seems to suggest that as we get older, cannabis actually helps us connect to brain cells that have been lost in the aging process. 
Take from it what you will, but the studies of rat brains seem to prove out the theory, cannabis could help us retain our memory.


https://www.leafly.com/news/science-tech/cannabis-study-thc-impact-on-memory-and-learnimg?utm_campaign=Roost

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Beacon Hill wants to ignore the will of the voters

 This wont end well for those on the Hill who sign on to the revised ballot question language. Doubling the tax will fuel the black market.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/06/14/marijuana-bill-massachusetts-recreational-taxes/

By Bob Salsberg, ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A sharply divided legislative committee has voted to
advance a bill that makes major changes to the voter-approved
recreational marijuana bill, including higher taxes and more control for
local officials over pot shops in their communities.

None of the seven senators on the Legislature’s Marijuana Policy
Committee voted in favor of the bill on Wednesday, and some House
members also expressed reservations.

Democratic Sen. Patricia Jehlen, the panel’s co-chair, said the bill
drafted by the House “assaults the will of the voters.”

The proposal would more than double the current 12 percent tax on
recreational marijuana, making a total tax of 28 percent. It was
revealed on Thursday that due to a possible drafting error, the
compounded tax rate could go as high as 55 percent, higher than any
other U.S. state where recreational marijuana is legal

Medal of Honor to Vietnam vet


President Trump will award Nam Vet James McCloughan, a former Army medic, this countries highest award. This award stems from his actions during days long battle of Nui Yon Hill in 1969. McCloghan voluntarily risked his life on 9 separate occasions to rescue wounded soldiers.
Please take a moment to read about his experiences... they are what true heroes are all about... even after all these years.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/13/donald-trump-medal-of-honor-james-c-mccloughan/102808028/