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MUST WATCH — 50 Years of Flower Power (Original full version)

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by Jan Irvin

50 Years of Flower Power – A broadcast scheduled for January 14, 2017, at High Noon (12 PM PST) LIVE, from San Francisco for the 50th Anniversary of The Summer of [MKULTRA] Love.

[related video: UnSpun 52 | The CIA’s Creation of Flower Power Exposed: Fifty Years of Mind Control]

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VIDEO/PODCAST — Steve Outtrim – Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon: The Shadow History of Burners P5b: Burning w/the Man

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by Jan Irvin
Feb 1, 2017

Episode 258: Steve Outtrim returns for his Sixth time to continue our discussion into his research on Silicon Valley and Burning Man, titled: “Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon: The Shadow History of Burners, Part 5B: Burning with The Man – continued”

Steve Outtrim is a technology entrepreneur from New Zealand, who now lives in San Francisco. He created the HotDog Web Editor, which was named as the 3rd most downloaded software on the Internet by WIRED in 1997. He IPO’d his company Sausage Software in Australia in 1996, making him at age 23 the youngest CEO of a public company – a record held by Rupert Murdoch for more than 40 years. He has invested in more than 50 early-stage technology companies and founded 4 that he exited via IPO or trade sale.

Steve is a Shadow Historian, and for the last 3 years has been writing a book series looking behind the scenes of the tech world. Steve created the blog Burners.Me in 2012 to discuss Burning Man and Burner culture. It is the largest independent Burner site, with more than 200,000 followers. He has been to 12 burns since 1998.

Steve brings a first-hand, unique perspective to Silicon Valley and its ties to the military and Burning Man.

[slides via Burners.me]

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MUST READ — Spies in Academic Clothing: The Untold History of MKULTRA and the Counterculture – And How the Intelligence Community Misleads the 99%

Spies in Academic Clothing

The Untold History of MKULTRA and the Counterculture –
And How the Intelligence Community Misleads the 99%

by Jan Irvin

May 13, 2015

Articles in this series:

1) R. Gordon Wasson: The Man, the Legend, the Myth. Beginning a New History of Magic Mushrooms, Ethnomycology,and the Psychedelic Revolution. By Jan Irvin, May 13, 2012
2) How Darwin, Huxley, and the Esalen Institute launched the 2012 and psychedelic revolutions – and began one of the largest mind control operations in history. Some brief notes. By Jan Irvin, August 28, 2012
3) Manufacturing the Deadhead: A Product of Social Engineering, by Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin, May 13, 2013
4) Entheogens: What’s in a Name? The Untold History of Psychedelic Spirituality, Social Control, and the CIA, by Jan Irvin, November 11, 2014
5) Spies in Academic Clothing: The Untold History of MKULTRA and the Counterculture – And How the Intelligence Community Misleads the 99%, by Jan Irvin, May 13, 2015

 

‘Books differ from all other propaganda media,’ wrote a chief of the CIA’s Covert Action Staff, ‘primarily because one single book can significantly change the reader’s attitude and action to an extent unmatched by the impact of any other single medium [such as to] make books the most important weapon of strategic (long-range) propaganda.’ The CIA’s clandestine books programme was run, according to the same source, with the following aims in mind: ‘Get books published or distributed abroad without revealing any U.S. influence, by covertly subsidizing foreign publications or booksellers. Get books published which should not be “contaminated” by any overt tie-in with the U.S. government, especially if the position of the author is “delicate”. Get books published for operational reasons, regardless of commercial viability. Initiate and subsidize indigenous national or international organizations for book publishing or distributing purposes. Stimulate the writing of politically significant books by unknown foreign authors – either by directly subsidizing the author, if covert contact is feasible, or indirectly, through literary agents or publishers.
The New York Times alleged in 1977 that the CIA had been involved in the publication of at least a thousand books.[1] [Emphasis added] ~ Frances Stonor Saunders

Introduction:

In her book The Cultural Cold War, Frances Stonor Saunders makes startling revelations regarding the CIA’s clandestine books program. Citing the Frank Church Committee and the New York Times, she states that by 1977 the CIA had published over 1000 books, including those, ironically on “indigenous national or international organizations” – which would very likely include neo-shamanism and “native revivalism”.

If you’re a reader like I am, or even if you’ve ever read a book sometime in your life, then that means you may have read a book that was written by an intelligence agent and it’s likely, as Saunders shows, that you were misled. And even though this article pertains to the CIA’s MKULTRA program and the counterculture, it will provide insight into how the CIA (and intelligence community as a whole) influences information in other books and areas – including academia – as well.

As I’ll show in this essay, by 1979 things hadn’t changed much. And even to this day it seems the CIA, et al, is cranking out propaganda in book form (along with movies, music and other forms of pop-culture). And as we’ll see, it wasn’t just in international publications, but in books and media right here at home that intentionally misled the public regarding major issues of concern.

In my study of the CIA’s MKULTRA program I made the startling discovery that all of the early books on the subject, and very many of the later ones, were written by authors of the CIA and intelligence community to misguide the public’s perception of MKULTRA and what it was (and is) really about. This may seem like an outrageous “conspiracy theory” now, but as we go along the evidence will speak for itself.

The typical level of deception in most of these books seems to follow something along the lines of 70/30. If the authors of these books that have mislead public perception, as well as historical research, were entirely inaccurate, they would be easily found out. But by using a general rule of about 70% facts and 30% deception, these authors and academics for the intelligence community are able to tell their version of history while at the same time providing a misleading glimpse into the world of intelligence. And with some effort and research, one is able to stitch together, by little bits from each of these publications, and by digging through university library archives, etc., a much more accurate picture. This essay focuses on exposing the 30% deception and how it works – and how a major aspect of MKULTRA was covered up until the present day.

Over the years I’ve been able to piece together a much different perception of MKULTRA and the counterculture revolution, most of which I’ve revealed on the Gnostic Media website. In Gordon Wasson, the Man, the Legend, The Myth, 2012; and in Manufacturing the Deadhead, 2013, with Joe Atwill, and more recently in Entheogens: What’s In a Name?, 2014, and in online videos and documentaries, I’ve revealed a large amount of primary evidence that shows that the official version of the MKULTRA story and psychedelic revolution is just another cover-up, and one that the CIA and intelligence community managed to get away with long after the MKULTRA program was first “exposed” in the 1970s. In doing this research I’ve been able to piece together how this deception works and is perpetuated throughout the intelligence community, and onto, or against, the “public” at large.

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[related: VIDEO — Spies in Academic Clothing: The Untold History of MKULTRA interview Jan Irvin]


VIDEO — Julia Tourianski on the Sentencing of Ross Ulbricht and Anarchy in Rojava

via DECENTRALIZE
Jun 2, 2015

Julia Tourianski joins us to talk about her experiences as an activist and filmmaker challenging power structures through her blog and YouTube channel Brave the World, where she covers topics ranging from armed self-defense to anarchism.

We also ask her about her participation in the “Free Ross” movement that has arisen organically over the course of Ulbricht’s imprisonment, and she shares some ways (see full notes below) that decentralists can support Ross and his family even after the sentencing.

Special Guest: Julia Tourianski (https://twitter.com/bravetheworld)
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & [Eric Martindal
Produced By: [Chaz Ferguson] (https://twitter.com/unchaz)

Want to support Ross in prison? Tomorrow (06/05/15) Julia will be sending a care package of printed screenshots of tweets, comments, and stories sent to @BraveTheWorld on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bravetheworld) or directed through her contact page(http://bravetheworld.com/contact-page/) at BraveTheWorld.com.

If you’re watching this show at a later time, you can still support Ross and his family by donating to his Defense Fund (http://freeross.org/donate-now-2/) or by directing letters to the address listed at FreeRoss.org (http://freeross.org/contact-us-2/).

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The Community Responds on the Day Before the Sentencing of Ross Ulbricht

ctvia Coin Telegraph
by Jamie Redman
2015-05-28 07:03 PM

In a letter to Judge Katherine Forrest, Ross Ulbricht will plead for leniency at his May 29 sentencing following his conviction for the crime of being the owner and operator of the Silk Road online marketplace.

“Even now I understand what a terrible mistake I made. I’ve had my youth, and I know you must take away my middle years, but please leave me my old age.”

— Ross Ulbricht in a letter to Judge Forrest

The 31-year-old Ulbricht faces a mandatory minimum 20 years in prison and a maximum of life. He was found guilty on all seven felony counts based on being the creator of the anonymous online marketplace, under the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR).

Ulbricht will be sentenced at 1:00 p.m. EST in Judge Forrest’s courtroom at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Courthouse in New York City. The charges are all non-violent. Ulbricht says in his letter that the Silk Road was “supposed to be about giving people the freedom to make their own choices and pursue their own happiness.”

Prosecutors in his trial sent the judge a 16-page letter requesting that Ulbricht be given “a lengthy sentence at his judgment on Friday, one substantially above the mandatory minimum.” The Department of Justice attorneys contend the motivation is to “send a clear message” to the Dark Web drug market.

Many in the crypto environment have been vocal about the case, which they see as an issue that is far bigger than Bitcoin. They believe the drug war is a fraud and that our Internet freedoms are at stake.

Before Ulbricht received his sentenced, many supporters wanted to speak out. In responses shared with CoinTelegraph, members of the Bitcoin community commented on the case of the Silk Road and the upcoming sentencing.

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[related: Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison]


PODCAST — John Adams Afternoon Commute w/guest Jan Irvin

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Mar 16, 2015

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Jan Irvin from gnosticmedia.com joins John and myself to discuss a range of topics-MK Ultra, The CIA, Stuart Copeland,Laurel Canyon, The Hippy Movement, Margaret Sanger, Aldous, Huxley,Gordon Wasson, Thomas Huxley, Scientism, Skepticism, Darwinism, Quantum Theory, Media Mind Control, Lifetime Actors, Psychoactive Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, New Age, Alan Watts, Theodore John “Ted” Kaczynski, The Culture Creation Industry, Birth Control, Eugenics, The Court System, Trivium Method, Logical Fallacies, Intellectual Defense, Vaccines, Measles Outbreaks, Ritual Abuse, The Multiverse, Neal DeGras Tyson, The Drug Culture, Nuclear Bomb Hoax.


John Adams’s Recommended Reading List.


Maryland considers legalizing Marijuana

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Delia Goncalves, WUSA 12:49 p.m. EST February 24, 2015

(Photo: Nemus Biotechnology)

ANNAPOLIS (WUSA9) – Lawmakers are considering a measure to legalize marijuana in the Free State. The Marijuana Control and Revenue Act of 2015 will be discussed at a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. The measure is sponsored by Baltimore Del. Curt Anderson (D) who is hoping the third time is a charm. Delegate Anderson tried twice before and both measures failed.

This year’s proposal, like the others, would allow adults (21 years or older) to legally possess one ounce of marijuana even grow up to 6 plants at home. The bill would tax and regulate marijuana just like alcohol. It would require the State Comptroller to establish rules and regulations for the operation of cultivation facilities, product manufacturers and retailers. The proposed legislation would also create an oversight commission to monitor marijuana businesses.

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[hat tip: MME]


George Soros and the GMO Cannabis Revolution – video included

21st Century Wire says…
[May 7, 2014]

Is there a globalist agenda behind the legalisation of pot?

Soros-Pot-SmokerGeorge Soros and his Open Society Institute has pushed hard, dumping substantial sums of money into a public campaign to legalise marijuana in Uruguay. Why? The Washington Times confirmed the extent of their public relations investment into this issue:

Through a network of nonprofit groups, Mr. Soros has spent at least $80 million on the legalization effort since 1994, when he diverted a portion of his foundation’s funds to organizations exploring alternative drug policies, according to tax filings”.

In 2013, the Marijuana Policy Project listed its “Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users”, which they claim is “meant to identify people who have used marijuana and achieved high levels of success or influence”. George Soros is ranked 9th, alongside Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher (one can only guess which other ‘users’ lists this crowd also falls under). Not to mention, it’s always comforting to know that your President might be stoned at the wheel of the nation (by contrast, the golf doesn’t seem so bad).

In the US, the much-celebrated Colorado story has dominated pot news, and there are a number of other states set to follow.

It’s only a matter of time before marijuana is legalized under federal law,” Tom Angell, founder and chairman of the Marijuana Majority advocacy group, told the Times. “We now have 20 states plus the District of Columbia considering legalization efforts, two states have already legalized it for all adults over the age of 21 — politicians will have to follow the will of the people on this.”

Aside from the Soros agenda for a One World Government, financing the Occupy Movement and of overthrowing governments, destablising nations and fomenting civil wars around the globe through carefully planned ‘color revolutions’, how does the Open Society Institute’s push for legalisation of drugs fit into all of this?

Critics are wondering if it could have something to do with influencing the governments in those countries where the legalisation efforts are most intense. Is this connected to the UN’s Agenda 21? Or is this paving the way for gene giants in big pharma to replace natural strands of cannabis with their own patented GMO variety? Definitely the ladder…

The Uruguayan government hopes legalising the sale of marijuana will tackle drug cartels – See more at: http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/34833/Monsanto-Marijuana-Initiative-Grows-in-Uruguay/#sthash.UN1i0nra.dpuf
The Uruguayan government hopes legalising the sale of marijuana will tackle drug cartels – See more at: http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/34833/Monsanto-Marijuana-Initiative-Grows-in-Uruguay/#sthash.UN1i0nra.dpuf

They say the Uruguayan government hopes legalising the sale of marijuana “will tackle drug cartels”, but what they’re not telling you is that they are paving the way for a bigger drug cartel to take over. Soros is reportedly also a big Monsanto shareholder, and guess who is test planting their GMO version of cannabis later this year in Uruguay? Yes, it’s Monsanto.

BTWMonsanto’s best lobbyist right now is Barack Obama himself (it’s not about cool, or pot – it’s about eugenics).

Let’s look at what’s happening in Latin America…

Uruguay: The World’s First Legalized Weed Nation

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Late last year Uruguay became the first country in modern times to legalize cannabis.

I feel the same way about cannabis prohibition as I did about the Berlin War the first time I saw it (when it was still up). It makes no sense at all. Cannabis is a plant. How can a plant be illegal?

It’s a nutritious food (the seeds), a sturdy fiber (the stalk), and a multi-facted medicine (the leaves and flowers).

One country has gotten the clue: Uruguay.

The general law has been passed. Let’s see how they execute on the details.

By the way, poor people all over the world in Africa, Asia and Latin America have been using cannabis for medicine continuously throughout the multi-decade prohibition…

READ MORE BIG PHARMA NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire GMO Files


Marijuana Delivery App Shot Down by Judge

Nestdrop App is now Waiting for Approval

Christina Sarich

by Christina Sarich
Natural Society
Dec 31, 2014

Wouldn’t it be nice to order your medical marijuana the same way you order toiletries online, or the latest best seller? Someone else thought so too, and developed a smartphone application that facilitates the delivery of medical marijuana to Los Angeles residents. But a County Superior Court Judge has shot the app down.

LA Judge Robert O’Brien ruled that all references to marijuana delivery within city limits, including deliveries by the smartphone app, must halt, claiming the company ignored voter-supported Proposition D rules that explicitly ban medical marijuana delivery.

The app was developed by a company called Nestdrop. They have been targeted for over a year by Attorney Mike Feuer, who first filed a complaint accusing the business of violating Prop D.

Nestdrop, which connects medical marijuana patients with dispensaries, said claims that they provide an important service and would continue to facilitate pot delivery in other cities.

Nick Valente, a senior account executive at the company says:

 “We are evaluating our options for the future in regards to Los Angeles and hope the city will change its misguided attempt at restricting medicine for patients.”

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Related: Medical Marijuana by Drone Delivery?

Nestdrop’s has been marketed as the nation’s first app-based, on-demand medical marijuana delivery service.

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Wouldn’t it be nice to order your medical marijuana the same way you order toiletries online, or the latest best seller? Someone else thought so too, and developed a smartphone application that facilitates the delivery of medical marijuana to Los Angeles residents. But a County Superior Court Judge has shot the app down.

LA Judge Robert O’Brien ruled that all references to marijuana delivery within city limits, including deliveries by the smartphone app, must halt, claiming the company ignored voter-supported Proposition D rules that explicitly ban medical marijuana delivery.

– See more at: http://naturalsociety.com/marijuana-delivery-app-shot-judge/#sthash.33wV0p0i.dpuf

Wouldn’t it be nice to order your medical marijuana the same way you order toiletries online, or the latest best seller? Someone else thought so too, and developed a smartphone application that facilitates the delivery of medical marijuana to Los Angeles residents. But a County Superior Court Judge has shot the app down.

LA Judge Robert O’Brien ruled that all references to marijuana delivery within city limits, including deliveries by the smartphone app, must halt, claiming the company ignored voter-supported Proposition D rules that explicitly ban medical marijuana delivery.

– See more at: http://naturalsociety.com/marijuana-delivery-app-shot-judge/#sthash.33wV0p0i.dpuf


MUST READ — Entheogens: What’s in a Name? The Untold History of Psychedelic Spirituality, Social Control, and the CIA

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Entheogens: What’s in a Name?
The Untold History of Psychedelic Spirituality, Social Control, and the CIA

By Jan Irvin
November 11, 2014

O, be some other name!

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

PDF version: Download latest version v3.5 – Nov. 20, 2014

Introduction

Today there are many names for drug substances that we commonly refer to as “hallucinogens,” “psychedelics,”psychoactives,” or “entheogens,” et al. But it hasn’t always been that way. The study of the history and etymology of the words for these fascinating substances takes us, surprisingly, right into the heart of military intelligence, and what became the CIA’s infamous MKULTRA mind control program, and reveals how the names themselves were used in marketing these substances to the public, and especially to the youth and countercultures.[1]

The official history has it that the CIA personnel involved in MKULTRA were just dupes, kind of stupid, and, by their egregious errors, the psychedelic revolution “happened” – thwarting their efforts. The claim is that these substances “got out of the CIA’s control.” Words like “blowback” and “incompetence” are often tossed around in such theories regarding the CIA and military intelligence, but without much, if any, supporting evidence.

It’s almost impossible today to have a discussion regarding the actual documents and facts of MKULTRA and the psychedelic revolution without someone interrupting to “inform” you how “it really happened” – even though most often they have never studied anything on the subject.

As we get started, I would like to propose that we question this idea of blowback: Who does it benefit to believe that it was all an accident and that the CIA and military intelligence were just dupes? Does it benefit you, or them? It might be uncomfortable for a moment for some of us to admit that maybe they (the agents) weren’t so stupid, and maybe we were the ones duped. Sometimes the best medicine is to just admit “hey, you got me” and laugh it off. For those of you who’ve heard these blowback theories and haven’t considered the possibility that the CIA created these movements intentionally, this article may be challenging for you, but stick with it, as it will be worth your while.

Now we’re ready. Because, defenses aside, a more honest, and less biased, inquiry into the history and facts reveals, startlingly, something quite different from the popular myths. This paper reveals, for the first time, how the opposite of the official history is true, and that the CIA did, in fact, create the psychedelic revolution and countercultures – intentionally.

As I’ll show in this article, the goal had changed and they wanted a name that would help sell these substances to the masses as sources of spiritual enlightenment rather than insanity. In their book The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, we see doctors Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, and Richard Alpert explain:

Of course, the drug dose does not produce the transcendent experience. It merely acts as a chemical key — it opens the mind, frees the nervous system of its ordinary patterns and structures. The nature of the experience depends almost entirely on set and setting. Set denotes the preparation of the individual, including his personality structure and his mood at the time. Setting is physical — the weather, the room’s atmosphere; social — feelings of persons present towards one another; and cultural — prevailing views as to what is real. It is for this reason that manuals or guide-books are necessary. Their purpose is to enable a person to understand the new realities of the expanded consciousness, to serve as road maps for new interior territories which modern science has made accessible.[2]
—Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert

But what was the purpose of all of this? They state “The nature of the experience depends almost entirely on set and setting.” As we’ll discover on this etymological trip, it was all about marketing – the CIA’s marketing – regarding set and setting. Sound like a “whacky conspiracy theory” yet? As we’ll soon discover, it’s not. The CIA’s MKULTRA program was very real, was exposed before Congress in the Rockefeller and Church Commissions, and was all over the news media in the 1970s. But that was 40 years ago and this is now. So why should we care? Because much of the program wasn’t revealed in the 1970s and persists to the present, and it affected just about everyone. It wasn’t limited to just a few thousand victims of the CIA’s secret human experiments. There were actually many more victims – millions more. You may have been one of them.

As we’ll see, this idea that the psychedelic revolution and counterculture were intentionally created affects most of us: the youth caught up in drug use, the parents, the anti-war movement, those involved in the psychedelic revolution or in politics; as well as artists, or people who use these substances for spirituality, or even anyone who’s ever spoken the word psychedelic. It affects us because, as we’ll see, that’s what it was meant to do.

In the early years of research into these drugs, psychology researchers and military intelligence communities sometimes called them, aside from “hallucinogen,” by the name “psychotomimetic” –which means psychosis mimicking. The word hallucinogen, “to generate hallucinations,” came just a few years before psychotomimetic. The same year that psychotomimetic was created we also saw the creation of the word “psychedelic” – which means “to manifest the mind.” The last stage of this etymological evolution, as we’ll see, was the word “entheogen” – which means “to generate god within.” We’ll return to hallucinogen and these other words in the course of our journey.

While these words may have told what these substances do in the intelligence community’s collective understanding, accurate or not, they are loaded with implications. Suggestibility, otherwise known as “set and setting,” is one of them. The study of the history of these words, their etymology, reveals how MKULTRA researchers covered up and kept covered up – until now that is – this aspect of the MKULTRA mind control program.

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‘No Welfare for Weed’ Bill Passes U.S. House

by Christina Sarich
Natural Society
Sept 20, 2014

Should the less financially-able be allowed to get free medical marijuana? A new bill says: nope! Supporters of the federal law have called it the ‘no welfare for weed’ bill, and this past Tuesday it passed the House of Representatives in the U.S., making it harder for people to use government welfare and to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.

While this law is understandable at first glance, since those on government ‘cheese’ shouldn’t be sitting around getting high – a cliché’ in many non-smokers minds – it also rules out the use of medical marijuana for individuals who sincerely need it, like those with Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, or even autism. Cannabis has been shown to help with all of these ailments, as well as other medical conditions.

The ‘no welfare for weed’ bill would keep people from using government issued welfare debit cards at stores that sell marijuana, prohibiting people from withdrawing cash from those stores.

While this is not that dissimilar to the current law, which disallows welfare debit cards for purchasing liquor or using them at casinos and strip clubs, medical marijuana should not be in the same category, and the law doesn’t distinguish recreational from medicinal use regardless of the state’s legality regarding the substance.

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