The Daily Populous

Saturday March 20th, 2021 night edition

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He said the reform legislation would focus on small business, especially those in communities bearing the brunt of the marijuana laws – and “justice, justice, justice — as well as freedom.”.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaking at a press conference outside of the Capitol building on March 17, 2021.

“We don’t want the big tobacco companies and the big liquor companies to swoop in and take over,” Schumer said.

“I want to take it off the federal list that makes it as serious a drug as heroin or cocaine,” Schumer said.

Schumer said the legislation was “long overdue” because when states decriminalized or legalized marijuana use, the crime rates that critics warned would shoot up never materialized.

Most states allow medical marijuana and 15 states, two US territories and the District of Columbia have passed ballot measures or enacted laws that allow recreational marijuana.

Schumer said along with decriminalizing marijuana use, people’s records should be expunged “so that they don’t live their lives as if they committed the most dastardly felony because they smoked marijuana.”. »

Congressman calls for service members, veterans who stormed the Capitol to be stripped of benefits

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Congressman calls for service members, veterans who stormed the Capitol to be stripped of benefits.

Benefits afforded by the VA include disability compensation, educational benefits, access to health care, employment opportunities and access to veteran-affiliated state programs.

Title 38 of the U.S. code governs VA benefits for veterans and their dependents, according to a brief from the Congressional Research Service. »

Pakistan army chief says ‘it is time to bury the past’ with India

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Pakistan’s powerful army chief has called on arch rivals India and Pakistan to “bury the past” and move towards cooperation, an overture towards New Delhi that follows an unexpected joint ceasefire announcement last month between the two countries’ militaries.

“But … our neighbour (India) will have to create a conducive environment, particularly in Indian-occupied Kashmir,” he said, referring to the part of the Himalayan territory India administers.

The disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir is split between Pakistan and India but claimed by both in its entirety. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene temporarily locked out of Twitter as Democrats move to expel her from Congress

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In a message on social media site Telegram, Marjorie Taylor Greene says she has been temporarily barred from posting on Twitter from her personal account.

A spokesperson for Ms Greene confirmed to The Gateway Pundit that the lawmaker is locked out of her Twitter account.

The move comes as 72 House Democrats have co-sponsored Representative Jimmy Gomez’s resolution to expel Ms Greene from Congress, which he introduced to the house on Friday morning. »

Health declining in Gen X and Gen Y, national study shows

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Researchers found that, compared to previous generations, members of Generation X and Generation Y showed poorer physical health, higher levels of unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol use and smoking, and more depression and anxiety.

“The worsening health profiles we found in Gen X and Gen Y is alarming,” Zheng said.

“People in Gen X and Gen Y are still relatively young, so we may be underestimating their health problems,” he said. »