THANK YOU KANSAS CITY! Strange Fest 2019 Recap

This is the town where the clowns put it down! In June, Tech N9ne and Strange Music took over KC Live Block in the Power & Light District of Kansas City for the first ever StrangeFest. A full day of music with two stages of action AND a Meet & Greet, what a celebration it was! Chains were given, Ces Cru reunited, and, of course, Tech and Krizz left their mark on the city yet again with a spellbinding performance to a SOLD OUT hometown crowd!



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Michigan Governor Adds Voice to Push for Banking Access for Cannabis Businesses

A bipartisan group of 20 state and territorial attorney generals has called for the passage of a federal bill that would give cannabis industry businesses access to the U.S. banking system. In a letter sent to leaders of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday, the governors urged the passage of the Secure and Fare (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019 (H.R. 1595).

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, one of the governors who signed the letter, said that voters have made it clear that it is time for a new approach to cannabis policy.

“Michiganders turned out in historic numbers in this last election to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, and we must respect the will of the voters,” Whitmer said. “There is an inherent danger for businesses operating in an all-cash business because financial institutions are unable to accept the risks and penalties associated with providing service to this industry under current law. This letter sends a clear message to Congress that our states are looking for a real solution to a real problem, and we support them to get this done.”  

Cannabis Industry Denied Access to Banking

Due to federal drug and money laundering regulations, even cannabis businesses operating in compliance with state laws are often unable to obtain financial services regularly used by other industries. As a result, companies in the cannabis industry often do business only in cash, creating extreme risk for the firms and their employees. The SAFE Banking Act would protect financial institutions and likely make more banks willing to serve the cannabis industry.

“Many of our states have implemented laws and regulations that ensure accountability of the cannabis industry,” wrote the governors in the letter. “However, without banking services, cannabis businesses are less able to obey the law, pay taxes, and follow these important regulations. The public safety risks posed by these cash-only businesses can be mitigated through access to banking service providers.”

The governors called on congressional leaders to join the states in supporting cannabis operators willing to leave the black market and subject their businesses to regulation and taxation.

“State and federal governments have a shared interest in upholding the rule of law, protecting public safety, and transitioning markets out of the shadows and into our transparent and regulated banking system. Without access to banking services, state-licensed cannabis businesses operate predominantly on a cash basis. This poses a significant public safety risk to customers and employees,” the letter reads.

Letter Signed by 20 Governors

In addition to Whitmer, the letter was signed by the governors of Colorado, Connecticut, Guam, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The governors’ action comes just over a month after the attorneys general of 33 states and five territories similarly called for the passage of the SAFE Banking Act. The bill was introduced by Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado in March and approved by the House Financial Services Committee later that month. The legislation is pending further action in the House, where it has more than 200 cosponsors.

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Insane Clown Posse FBI Report Now Officially Declassified!

Time keeps slipping into the future. Over eight years has already passed since the FBI officially classified Juggalos as a gang. The time has finally come for the FBI report on Juggalos to finally be fully declassified for the public to read.  We here at Faygoluvers.net want to salute AléxYoung of scribd.com for uploading the entire 121 pages of the FBI report regarding Juggalos as an official gang. The FBI report kicks off with  milieu information on the wicked clowns and includes ridiculous lines such as “Insane Clown Posse can’t get its music on the radio, but claims to have 1 million devoted fans who call themselves ‘Juggalos’ or ‘Juggalettes,’ and sometimes paint their faces to look like wicked clowns. The Juggalos are a violent street gang whose membership follows a small niche of the rap scene, known as “horrorcore”. States are starting to recognize Juggalos as a gang in such places as, Utah, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and California. In Utah the Juggalos have been associated with S.L.P., a local Crip set. Juggalos crimes also include drug sales, drug possession, child endangerment, and many other crimes typically seen by gangs and gang members.”

You can read and download the full FBI Juggalo Report here:

 



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New York Lawmakers May Vote on Marijuana Legalization Wednesday

New York’s current legislative session ends on Wednesday, June 19, and it’s the last chance lawmakers will have to vote on marijuana legalization. Over the weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo held talks with Senate and Assembly members to discuss possible action on a legalization proposal. Lawmakers and the governor failed to reach an agreement on Sunday, but it’s possible a deal could materialize on Monday. If it does, Gov. Cuomo will have to initiate a special procedure to rush the bill to a vote by the Wednesday deadline. Marijuana legalization advocates are currently demonstrating in front of the capitol in Albany to push Gov. Cuomo and New York lawmakers to take advantage of the last-second opportunity.

Gov. Cuomo Could Rush Vote on Legal Marijuana

A bill to legalize marijuana in New York that was pronounced dead earlier this year has suddenly surged back to life. At first, it looked like the proposal didn’t have enough votes to pass in the Senate. Lawmakers were unable to come to a compromise on taxes and other regulations, and Gov. Cuomo told reporters in June that it wouldn’t be feasible to push for the bill’s passage this session.

But some of the bill’s major backers wouldn’t admit defeat. Instead, they vowed to push on toward compromise. With the June 19 deadline looming, Gov. Cuomo held weekend meetings Saturday and Sunday with state lawmakers. Discussions reportedly centered around two key sticking points. One, whether to give municipalities the authority to opt out of the legal industry, and two, how to spend the revenue generated from taxes and fees.

If lawmakers and the governor secure a deal Monday, they’ll have until Wednesday to vote on a legalization bill. But the last-minute approach would require Gov. Cuomo to bypass public review of the legalization proposal. New York’s constitution typically requires that a new bill have three days of public review before the Legislature can vote on it. But the governor can order a message of necessity and waive the requirement. That would allow lawmakers to rush the bill to the floor for a vote before the session adjourns. And if lawmakers approve a bill, Gov. Cuomo has vowed to sign it.

Advocates Rally with Time Running Out on Legalization Vote

The disagreement over taxes remains one of the main concerns for lawmakers who support legalization as a social justice issue. Gov. Cuomo has pushed to direct marijuana tax and fee revenue into the state’s General Fund. But many lawmakers say marijuana revenue should go toward communities most impacted by decades of marijuana criminalization.

Progressive lawmakers say marijuana revenue should help fund job training, education, youth development programs and re-entry services for those incarcerated for marijuana offenses. Recent revisions to the bill also include provisions to clear more than 300,000 criminal convictions. Over the past 20 years, New York police have made more than 800,000 arrests for low-level marijuana possession offenses.

A majority of New Yorkers support legalizing marijuana for adult use. According to one recent survey, as many as 55 percent of New York voters back legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana. Legalization advocates have been rallying outside the governor’s office since Sunday. They’re demanding Albany take action in the eleventh hour to pass a bill that’s been in the Legislature since 2013.

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DTG – “Alexa” [Official Video]

Credits

Alexa
Ocean Taylor

Director + Editor
Aaron Desilva

Assistant Director
Chelsea McEvoy

Rebecca
Veronica Cadden

Alexa’s Dad
Matt Ellis

Alexa’s Best Friend
Danae Carlson

Gaffer
Jordan Powers

Intro Sound Design
Eric Disero

BTS Shooter
Noah Dorsey



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