Moonshine Bandits – “Outlaws Never Die” (ft. Struggle Jennings) [Official Video]

Moonshine Bandits “Outlaws Never Die featuring Struggle Jennings” from “The Whiskey Never Dries” EP.

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SCUM and Rozz Dyliams’ “Double Funeral” Tour – Now Booking!

Our homie SCUM hit us up about a new tour that he’s got coming up with Rozz Dyliams!  It’s called the “Double Funeral” Tour, and they are now booking dates!

Not much else is known about this tour, but with those headliners, you know exactly what you’re getting!  Hit up if you’re a promoter, club owner, booker, or anyone else who wants to bring this tour to your town!

Help make this tour a huge one for the wicked underground!

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Howard Stern Speaks on the Gathering of the Juggalos, ICP, Gilbert Gottfried, more!

The Howard Stern Show started off this morning with talk about the Insane Clown Posse and the Gathering of the Juggalos!  Howard began by proclaiming that they would not be sending any of his reporters to this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos.  Then, he went through pieces of the infomercial where he spoke on Clownvis, Gilbert Gottfried, some of the parties like the Juggalo Yacht Club Wine Mixer and Shaggy’s Pajama Jammy Jam.  He then played clips from past Gatherings where Juggalos described the grossest things that they had seen there.

By the end of the 7 minute segment, he started to reconsider sending someone there for coverage!

I’m tagging the Stern show and putting it out there that I will gladly cover the Gathering for them!  Hit me up!

Now, if you missed the segment, you can hear it in its entirety below!

Gathering of the Juggalos Talk - July 23rd, 2019

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SCU GotJ ADA Assistance


Do you – or someone you might know – plan on going to the Gathering this year and they might have a disability, plan on camping at the ADA camping spot, or might just need to have an extra hand?

SCU is going to be standing by to help as best they can.

Please find their Facebook page specifically for our family with ADA needs that might find the info there of interest. PLEASE share to anyone you can think of that might need this kind of information..


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Key Takeaways from Today’s Hearing on the SAFE Banking Act

A Senate committee held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss ways for cannabis businesses operating legally under state law to obtain access to banking and financial services. At the hearing, Senators and witnesses including members of the cannabis industry focused on the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019.

Under the measure, federal banking regulators would be prohibited from penalizing banks that choose to serve cannabis firms doing business in accordance with state law. Under current regulations, banks are subject to penalties under federal money laundering and other laws for servicing such companies, leaving the cannabis industry to operate in a risky environment heavy in cash.

The Senate’s version of the measure, (S. 1200) was introduced in April by Sen. Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, and has 31 co-sponsors. The House bill (H.R. 1595) was introduced by Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Oregon and is co-sponsored by 206 representatives. In March, the bill was approved by the Financial Services Committee and is expected to be considered on the House floor after the August recess.

Witnesses Testify at Hearing

In his testimony before the committee, Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, one of the co-sponsors of the SAFE Banking Act, testified that public opinion is in favor of a change in cannabis policy reform. Gardner also noted that the bill has bipartisan support in both houses of Congress, a rarity in today’s hyper-partisan political climate.

“There has been a dramatic shift in Americans’ views of cannabis in recent years,” Gardner said. “Polling shows that about 65% of Americans support legalization of marijuana. 93% support medical marijuana. In fact, majorities of both parties support legalization. In a time when all the talk is about how divided we are, it’s hard to find that sort of support for an issue.”

Gardner added that cannabis policy reform was even succeeding in conservative states and that in just the last year five more states, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Utah, and Vermont, had adopted or expanded marijuana programs.

“In short, the states are leading on this issue, and the federal government has failed to respond,” he said. “It has closed its eyes and plugged its ears and pretended the issue will go away. It won’t.”

Current Rules an Unfair Burden on Cannabis Industry

Another witness who testified before the committee, John Lord, the board chair of the Cannabis Trade Federation and the CEO of a Colorado vertically-integrated operator in the industry, said that current regulations put a substantial burden on cannabis businesses.

“Due to the dichotomy between state and federal laws, banks and credit unions have been reluctant to serve cannabis businesses or have refused to do so altogether,” Lord told the committee. “In some cases, banks that were willing to work with cannabis companies were discouraged or prevented from doing so by their regulators. As a result, we have frequently struggled to obtain and maintain bank accounts with egregiously high fees.”

Lord also noted that the negative impacts of current regulations hit small firms the hardest.

“The current situation is especially challenging for small businesses. While we, due to our size, are able to absorb the additional costs associated with cash management and exorbitant bank fees, many small businesses are not,” he added. “Furthermore, resolving the banking issue could significantly aid cannabis businesses in securing business loans. This is critical to small business owners who may not have access to other sources of capital.”

Cannabis Insurance Measure Introduced

Before Tuesday’s hearing, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey announced that he was introducing a bill that would give the cannabis industry greater access to insurance services. The bill would protect insurers who offer coverage to cannabis firms and associated firms such as landlords and attorneys.

“Current federal law prevents these small business owners from getting insurance coverage, and without it, they can’t protect their property, employees, or customers,” Menendez said. “We can solve this problem with legislation that allows insurance companies to provide coverage to these enterprises without risk of federal prosecution or other unintended consequences.”

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