Adolescent Pot Use in Post-Legalization Colorado and Washington Is Still Failing to Rise

The recent, laughably bad Centennial Institute report on marijuana legalization in Colorado talks a lot about the impact of cannabis consumption on high school students. In fact, lost productivity due to marijuana-related high school dropouts is the biggest component of the costs it erroneously attributes to legalization.

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Cops destroyed man’s house with explosives to flush out hiding shoplifter, offered $5,000 in compensation

Just a thought, but how is this not a taking without just compensation?

A homeowner is suing police in Greenwood Village, Colorado, after they destroyed his house with explosives to flush out a shoplifter hiding there. The cops maintained a 19-hour siege to collar Robert Seacat, who “stole items from WalMart” and fired a gun at them during the showdown.

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Can a Baker Be Forced to Make a Transgender Celebration Cake?

Masterpiece Cakeshop is back in the news with a lawsuit, but this time it’s not about gay wedding cakes. Instead, it’s a brand new fight over whether the government can force a baker to produce a cake celebrating a transgender person’s new identity.

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