A State-by-State Map of Marijuana Legalization

There certainly is incentive for legalization.

The decriminalization of cannabis in this country is happening, and rapidly. Twenty-three states, as well as the District of Columbia, now have laws legalizing marijuana in some way, and it’s likely that Arizona, Vermont, and Maine will join the list. Governing has posted a map that provides insight on the legalization of marijuana, state by state.

Beyond the basics of the legalization map, the magazine indicates that states’ medical marijuana laws vary greatly in scope and the types of medical conditions that are allowed for treatment by cannabis. Some states have passed laws allowing residents to possess cannabis oil for medical reasons. “Most recently, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a law legalizing the possession of up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil,” Governing says.

There certainly is incentive for legalization. According to ArcView Group, a company that tracks the marijuana industry, legal marijuana sales in the country reached $4.6 billion in 2014 and climbed to $5.4 billion in 2015.

Courtesy of Governing magazine

via Jim Browing / YouTube

Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

Keep Reading
HG B / YouTube

Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

Keep Reading
via Bossip / Twitter

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

Keep Reading