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The Ohio legislature is set to make sweeping changes to a new law passed by the people. So much for rule by consent. What's in the News with stories on hemp legalization, cannabis convictions expunged, cop gets away with murder, peace is closer in the Koreas, cop recruitment way down, and civil asset forfeiture theft. Finally, an Ask Me Anything where I answer questions on arbitrary laws, multiverse theory, and ending federal government. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, now known as Horizen, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security, done right. Also, brought to you by SmartCash, an easy to use, fast, and secure cryptocurrency that supports everyday use for everyday transactions. WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES Rule of consent, right? Rule of the people, right? I mean, hell, even the state of Arkansas has that as their state motto, Regnat Populus, Latin for “The People Rule.” Well, we all know that is complete and utter horse shit. However, to see it on such rich display is pretty rare, even for our statist statolatry society. I’m talking about, of course, the nonsense coming out of Utah. I had several of my loyal listeners and supports bring this one up to me, so I knew I had to tear into this one. Lawmakers in Utah passed sweeping changes Monday to a voter-approved medical marijuana ballot measure under a planned compromise that secured the support of the influential Mormon Church but sparked a backlash from pot advocates. WHAT'S IN THE NEWS In common sense news, the U.S. Congress has finally come to an agreement on proposed legislation that would make it legal to grow hemp in the U.S. for the first time in almost a century. In more cannabis news, the city of Denver, Colorado, will begin helping people expunge criminal records that include low-level cannabis “crimes.” In we investigator ourselves news, on Monday, the 17th Judicial District’s Attorney Office ruled it will not pursue charges against an Aurora police officer for the shooting death of a man protecting his family. In some more peace news, a South Korean train rolled across the heavily militarized frontier into North Korea for the first time in a decade on Friday, as Seoul pushed ahead with a plan to reunite the two railway networks despite heavy U.N. sanctions. In more peace news, nationwide, interest in becoming a police officer is down significantly, with job applications plummeting at most US police departments. In government theft news, in oral examination, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer got the Indiana solicitor general to admit that he believes it is constitutional for the police to seize someone’s car for driving five miles per hour over the speed limit. ASK ME ANYTHING I had such a good time doing the ask me anything last week that I wanted to do it again this week. And, since I have several questions if the queue, it is a perfect time to do so!