The Daily Populous

Friday October 7th, 2022 day edition

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After President Joe Biden announced pardons Thursday for Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana, Beto O’Rourke reiterated his pledge to legalize the drug if elected Texas governor.

O’Rourke has long pushed for the legalization of marijuana and even wrote a book about it.

He says he doesn’t support the legalization of all drugs, and claims that he does have been proved false.

When I’m governor, we will finally legalize marijuana in Texas and expunge the records of those arrested for marijuana possession.

“The Governor of Texas can only pardon individuals who have been through the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles system with a recommendation for pardon.”.

The Texas Legislature expanded the state’s medical marijuana program last year to include all forms of post-traumatic stress disorder and cancer.

Rhode Island became the 19th state to fully legalize marijuana in May, and more states, including Missouri and South Dakota, will vote on whether to legalize recreational use this November. »

26-year-old man sentenced to life for the killing of retired St. Louis police captain during George Floyd protests

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A 26-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for killing a retired St. Louis police captain as he tried to stop a pawn shop from being looted during racial injustice protests two years ago.

Cannon also was sentenced to an additional 30 years for robbery, burglary and three counts of armed criminal action.

His death drew attention nationwide because it occurred amid protests across the country in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. »

Glenwood former doctor receives 18 life sentences in Pike County for sexually assaulting 12 children

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A former Arkansas doctor was sentenced to 18 life sentences in Pike County on Wednesday for the sexual assault of 12 children, the special prosecutor said.

Walker pleaded guilty to all his Pike County charges Wednesday, which included one for drugs and guns found on his property.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Turner said four of the 18 life sentences are to be served consecutively. »

Biden Pardons Weed Convictions, Fulfilling the ‘Dank Brandon’ Prophecy

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Eventually, however, leftists amused by Republican fear-mongering over a supposedly radical Biden agenda co-opted the Brandon nickname and created “Dark Brandon.”

In this permutation, Biden became an all-powerful leader, scoring win after win for liberals and crushing his enemies underfoot.

Finally, as he takes action to reshape drug law, Dark Brandon has become “dank” — a stoner adjective for fragrant, potent weed. »