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    Hemp Regulations Ready to Relax

    Hemp can be used to make a myriad of products such as lotions, clothing, rope, particleboard – the list goes on. Hemp, which differs from marijuana, has been removed from the list of controlled substances at the federal level, but its recognition at the state level is murky at best.
    Brenee Goforth, June 26, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. legislative leaders’ decision to delay release of their final budget deal. John Trump’s Daily Journal touts potential benefits from North Carolina relaxing restrictions on craft distilleries.  …
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Senate legislation would make it easier to sue Big Tech over political bias

    According to a recent article in Carolina Journal by Lindsay Marchello, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, has introduced legislation that would make it easier for consumers to sue big tech companies such as Facebook or Twitter for showing overt political bias by removing automatic protections tech companies have under Section…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Distillery reform ‘game-changer’ passes key Senate committee

    North Carolina-based distillers could see some helpful changes coming their way according to an article by Carolina Journal’s John Trump. In his article, Trump speaks to state distillers about what a Senate Bill 290, currently going through the Senate Rules and Operations Committee, would mean to them. Trump explains:…
    Brenee Goforth, June 20, 2019
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    “What Do the [Tech] Oligarchs Have in Mind for Us?”

    Nothing good, according to Joel Kotkin! In a recent piece at Quillette, he writes: The rulers of the Valley and its Puget Sound doppelganger now account for eight of the 20 wealthiest people on the planet. Seventy percent of the 56 billionaires under 40…
    Jon Guze, June 19, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. craft brewers and beer distributors have reached a compromise to end a dispute over state restrictions on the brewers’ ability to expand their businesses. Rick Henderson discusses the compromise measure for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear highlights from state Senate debate…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. Senate consideration of a bill to relax restrictions on craft distilleries. The Daily Journal highlights a new report urging a cutback of federal aid to state and local governments.
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2019
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    The VP’s mischaracterization of tariffs

    According to VP Mike Pence, tariffs are “an exercise of economic power.” He’s wrong. They are an imposition of government power.
    Roy Cordato, June 10, 2019