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benswann.com

by Zach McAuliffe

June 11, 2014

A new report released by the Drug Policy Alliance and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, says the DEA has spent the last four decades thwarting marijuana research which carries the potential of reclassification for the drug.

"The DEA has argued for decades that there is insufficient evidence to support rescheduling marijuana," reads the executive summary of the report. "At the same time, it has... acted in a manner intended to systematically impede scientific research." Currently, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug, meaning the federal government does not recognize any acceptable uses for the drug, including medicinal uses. The status of Schedule I also means the drugs in this category cannot receive federal funding for research, medicinal or otherwise. Marijuana is joined on the Schedule I tier by peyote, LSD, and heroine.

webpronews.com

by Zach Walton

August 2, 2012

The Senate had until tomorrow to vote on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. The amendments that were being proposed suggested that we may be onto something decent here.

Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, we're not going to have a cybersecurity bill this year. The Senate voted this morning to kill the CSA. According to The Hill, the bill only needed 60 votes to move forward with the legislation. It only received 52 votes with 46 voting to kill the bill as it stands. It's essentially the final nail in the coffin for all the cybersecurity bills that were proposed this year.

reason.com

by Zach Weissmueller

September 21, 2013

One of the biggest challenges for transparency advocates is that many of the federal government's surveillance programs are so secret that government officials will not even acknowledge their existence.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been challenging surveillance secrecy for years. In June, EFF staff attorney Mark Rumold spoke with Reason TV's Zach Weissmueller about the organization's most recent victory and what's next in the fight to unmask federal snooping...

reason.com

by Zach Weissmueller

August 12, 2013

In April 2013, police officers and a social worker from Sacramento County's Child Protective Services entered the home of Anna and Alex Nikolayev and took their baby, Sammy, away from them. They had no warrant.

The secrecy surrounding CPS stems from the nature of California's juvenile dependency courts which only allow limited press access and seal all court records. While media and other interested parties can petition the court to open the records, this can be a lengthy process and by no means guarantees results. ReasonTV petitioned the court to open the records in the Nikolayev's case and, almost two months later, we have still not received a ruling from the judge.

reason.com

by Zach Weissmueller

October 7, 2012

Reason TV sat down with Blake Boles to discuss his controversial book, Better Than College, which makes the case for education through entrepreneurship.

"If you're undecided, if you just want to go for the social experience, if you just want to move away from home, if you want to generally explore the liberal arts, I think that all those things can be done much more cheaply, effectively, and, again, building more of an entrepreneurial spirit by taking a path that is not traditional college." -- Blake Boles

reason.com

by Zach Weissmueller

April 19, 2012

Copyright exists to "promote the useful arts" according to the Constitution. But is it still doing that? And should the government protect so-called “intellectual property” in the same way it protects other forms of property?

"This disconnect between the public's view of copyright and fair use and what should and should not be prosecuted, versus the 'copyright maximist' view of the law, is our generation's Prohibition," says Ben Huh, CEO and founder of Cheezburger and a loud voice in the recent backlash to SOPA and PIPA, two congressional bills aimed at curbing internet piracy.

mobile.smashingmagazine.com

by Zack Grossbart

February 13, 2013

This article is the first in a series that will walk through iOS programming using the example of designing an iPhone game.

I love games and I'm a huge math nerd, so I made a new iPhone game based on a famous math problem called The Seven Bridges of Königsberg. I'm selling it in the App Store, but I also want to share it with everyone, so I made it open source.

Smashing Magazine

by Zack Grossbart

February 22, 2012

Before drawing anything in a browser, ask yourself three questions...

* Do you need to support older browsers? * Do you need to support Android? * Is your drawing interactive? Choosing the right framework will determine the success of your project. This article covers the advantages and disadvantages of each, and the information you need to make the best choice.

occupymonsanto360.org

by Zack Kaldveer

October 23, 2012

The $36 million No on 37 campaign, bankrolled by $20 million from the world's six largest pesticide companies, has been caught in yet another lie, this time possibly criminal.

These companies and their allies in the junk food industry know that their profit margins may suffer if consumers have a choice whether to purchase genetically engineered foods or not. And that's why opponents are spending nearly a million dollars per day trying to make Prop 37 complicated. But really it's simple - we have the right to know what's in our food. To date, the No on 37 campaign has been able to repeat one lie after another with near impunity. But has this pattern of deceit finally caught up to it?

law.com

by Zack Needles

February 15, 2012

In what he admitted was a "novel holding" in an apparent case of first impression that required him to "apply an ancient legal doctrine to modern technology," a Franklin County trial judge has allowed text messages between a husband and wife.

In an opinion issued Monday, Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard J. Walsh declined to preclude from evidence text messages sent between a husband and wife that detailed the condition and injuries of the husband's allegedly abused 4-year-old biological child. Citing case law dating back to the 1824 English law case Doker v. Hasler, Walsh said the original purpose of the spousal communications privilege was to preserve marital harmony by preserving marital confidences.

      
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