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New York Times Calls For Marijuana Legalization - Yahoo News

Analysis: Colorado gun law based on flawed estimate - The Denver Post

The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana." Noting that the editorial board reached its conclusion after much discussion, The Times described the social costs of marijuana laws as "vast." Citing FBI figures showing there were 658,000 arrests for marijuana possession in 2012 -- far higher than for cocaine, heroin and their derivatives -- it said "the result is racist, falling disproportionately on young black men, ruining their lives and creating new generations of career criminals." While advocating for a ban on marijuana sales to those under 21, the paper also said the "moderate use of marijuana does not appear to pose a risk for otherwise healthy adults." The editorial, titled "Repeal Prohibition, Again," kicks off a series of stories about the issue and invites readers to weigh in. The call comes just weeks after recreational pot sales began in Washington, making the western US state just the second after Colorado to allow people to buy marijuana with no medical requirement.
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The discovery has prompted a prominent Democratic lawmaker to question whether the flawed estimate led to an inaccurate projection of the law's cost. Republicans seized on the opportunity to resume criticism over a measure that helped lead to the ouster of three Democrats in the state Senate last year. Democrats pushed the proposal into law last year as part of a package of gun restrictions meant to improve safety after high-profile mass shootings.
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Obamacare: 'Health care sharing ministries' increase membership in wake of new law - San Jose Mercury News

Jeffrey Rotsko, right, from San Jose, of the Purple team prepares for their game against the Forrest team in the locker room next to Scott Shepard, center, Samaritan surveyed a group of its members and found they feel so strongly about the ministries that almost all were willing to give up subsidies under Obamacare that would have dramatically reduced their medical costs. "Obamacare has raised everyone's awareness of the need for health insurance, or something else that will help," said Dr.
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