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Ben Swann Reality Check: Should the Federal Ban on Hemp Production Be Lifted?

Posted by on February 6, 2013 in Farming, Policies with 1 Comment
Ben Swann Reality Check: Should the Federal Ban on Hemp Production Be Lifted?

Could a federal ban on hemp production soon be lifted? One of Americas most powerful Senators is now backing that idea and throwing his support behind a bill that could mean an economic boom for Kentucky. So what exactly is hemp and why was it been banned in the United States in the first place? Ben Swann has the Reality Check you won’t see anywhere else.

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Republican Governor Chris Christie Denounces NRA’s Ad About Obama’s Daughters as “Reprehensible”

Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Republican Governor Chris Christie Denounces NRA’s Ad About Obama’s Daughters as “Reprehensible”

Christie said the ad demeaned the organization and makes it tougher for people to trust the NRA as a reliable source in the gun debate.

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US Has 330,000 Drug Offenders in Prison, Spends More On Drug War Than Cost to End World Hunger

Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Policies with 0 Comments
US Has 330,000 Drug Offenders in Prison, Spends More On Drug War Than Cost to End World Hunger

The US incarcerates 330,000 prisoners on drug-related charges at an estimated cost of $400 billion per decade. To put this figure in perspective, the estimated cost of ending world hunger over the same ten year time frame is $300 billion.

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