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Despite Big Pharma’s Heavy Lobbying, Cannabis Legalization Efforts in US Make New Gains

    Despite Big Pharma’s Heavy Lobbying, Cannabis Legalization Efforts in US Make New Gains

LANSING, MICHIGAN — While Democrats and Republicans went toe-to-toe for control of Congress, voters across three states voted to relax marijuana laws, resulting in a huge victory for the grassroots decriminalization and legalization movement. With medical marijuana already legal in Michigan for several years, voters passed a ballot proposal on Tuesday to legalize recreational marijuana…

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One U.S. State Takes Steps to Hold the NSA Accountable for Warrantless Surveillance

    One U.S. State Takes Steps to Hold the NSA Accountable for Warrantless Surveillance

On the heels of the fifth anniversary of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s disclosure of classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents to journalists, one state legislature has recently taken steps to hold the government agency accountable for its warrantless surveillance programs by making it illegal for state and local governments, including law enforcement and public utilities, to…

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Nestlé to Take 200 Million Gallons of Water per Year from Michigan Town, Pay State $200

    Nestlé to Take 200 Million Gallons of Water per Year from Michigan Town, Pay State $200

FLINT, MICHIGAN – Despite the outrage from residents, Nestlé — the world’s largest food and beverage company — has just been granted the right by the state of Michigan to vastly expand its Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water plant in the town of Stanwood, allowing the company to increase the amount of water it pumps…

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Michigan workers rally for the union at Sysco

    Michigan workers rally for the union at Sysco

Grand Rapids, MI—Around 50 workers and drivers joined a Teamsters Union Local 406 rally outside the food distribution giant Sysco Corporation on April 29. A huge black and gold Teamster

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