Legal marijuana’s all-cash business and secret banking
Banks and credit card companies are staying away from marijuana businesses, forcing growers and sellers to deal mostly in cash. In response, when pot businesses deal with banks, it’s usually in disguise. Washington State has long allowed for medical marijuana, and it legalized pot for recreational use last year. But … Continue reading
Video poker was ex-mayor’s vice
San Diego – The addiction to gambling does not discriminate. It strikes across all echelons of society, devastating the finances, jobs and families of everyone from doctors and police officers to college students and retirees. It is now blamed for the undoing of former San Diego Mayor Maureen … Continue reading
Call Your Legislators to Oppose New Gambling Legislation
Two companies had been allowing Illinoisans to illegally place bets on horse races on the Internet. Xpressbet and TwinSpires, which is owned by Churchill Downs — the company behind Arlington Park and the Kentucky Derby– stopped taking bets on Jan. 18, 2013, shortly after a Daily Herald story pointed out … Continue reading
Bowling industry building ties with schools, installing video gaming
Strategic marketing by the bowling industry, welcomed by teachers and parents in the tough economy, has led to an explosion in youth bowling in recent years in Illinois. By offering free bowling balls with youth lessons, bowling equipment for gym classes and college bowling scholarships awarded to children as early … Continue reading
More college students hooked on gambling
About 6 percent of college students in the United States have serious gambling problems, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling. It’s a number experts say is growing as more opportunities become available to gamble. Nationally, about 75 percent of college students gambled last year and 18 percent admitted … Continue reading
At a time when the state is looking for more revenue, casino taxes would be lowered and Illinois residents would be targeted to gamble and lose their money.
Gambling has not solved the budget problems in Illinois...
New study cites beer as easiest substance to obtain
According to the 2012 National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse youth state that beer is the easiest substance to obtain for consumption...
Complaints swirl in Maine pot growing business
Someone is growing marijuana in the office directly below Swaney Lighting at Pleasant Hill Place, an office complex just off Route 1. It's legal under Maine law...
Listed below are resources which may assist you in preparing remarks and talking points at hearings on video gambling, in Letters to the Editor, or when speaking before City Council Meetings…