The Trouble With Marijuana Taxation

I believe that all states will legalize marijuana in the next five years. There will be several proposals this year to legalize the stuff that made Cheech and Chong famous. Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Most of them use the guise of medical necessity to allow their citizens to get high. The District of Columbia, Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington make no pretense — if you want to smoke a joint there, knock yourself out.

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When robots start acting like humans you can expect the worst

Corporations aren’t inherently evil, they’re only as greedy as the humans behind them. It’s the same thing with robots. Robots have no emotions—they’re just a pile of metal, screws and circuits—but they will be as mean, selfish, and avaricious as the people programming them.

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The Weeknd’s Entire Album Is On the Hot R&B & Hip-Hop Chart

If debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart wasn’t impressive enough for The Weeknd​, the 10 songs that weren’t already on the Hot R&B & Hip-hop chart at some point this year, made their way there this week. So, in total, 12 of The Weeknd’s songs from his new album, Beauty Behind the Madness, are now currently charting on Billboard, while he cruises to his second straight week at No. 1 on the 200 chart.

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