Victory in the 'Kettle Falls Five' Case

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Reason.com—A federal judge has vacated the convictions of three people sentenced to prison for growing state-legal medical marijuana in Washington. Judge Thomas O. Rice's decision yesterday followed prosecutors' admission that "the United States was not authorized to spend money on the prosecution of the defendants...because the defendants strictly complied with the Washington State medical marijuana laws." The prosecutors were alluding to the Rohrbacher-Farr amendment, a provision included in every...

The Strange Case Of The Falling Dollar. Authored by Alt-Market's Brandon Smith via Birch Gold Group, Trillions of dollars in uncontrolled central bank stimulus and years of artificially low interest rates have poisoned every aspect of our financial system. Nothing functions as it used to. In fact, many markets actually move in the exact opposite manner as they did before the debt crisis began in 2008. The most obvious example has been stocks, which have enjoyed the most historic bull market ever despite all fundamental data being...