On Monday, November 16, the New Jersey State Legislature will hold its first hearing on legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana for adults.

Jen Hobbs Here’s one potentially positive result of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie abandoning his post to campaign around the country for the Republican nomination for president: the first hearing to legalize marijuana in New Jersey is happening on Monday. Senate Judiciary Chairman Nicholas Scutari says Monday’s hearing could be “a first step in the process of

An appeals court granted the US government’s emergency request to allow the National Security Agency to keep collecting telephone metadata after a judge ruled that the program “likely violates the constitution.”

Off The Grid The government will ultimately win. They know they will. They’ve got an unlimited source of money and access to the court of appeals. As much as these judges want do the honorable thing and rule within the law, they still have to go through the court of appeals and the Supreme Court.

Was it because of a potential marijuana monopoly? Was it because the vote was rigged? Or was it just because Nick Lachey sucks? No matter what, there’s good and bad news for Ohio’s marijuana activists.

Travis Irvine There’s a common saying in politics that “As goes Ohio, so goes the nation.”  Well, last week my dear home state of Ohio decided to go against the national popular opinion and vote down a ballot initiative called Issue 3 that would have legalized marijuana.  However, as everyone from Rolling Stone to Reason

Change.org petition slams Chuck Rosenberg, acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, for commenting that medical marijuana is a “joke.” The petitioners state scientific studies prove that there are benefits of medicinal pot.

Off The Grid The website Change.org has a new petition — that as of this moment — has nearly 40,000 signatures. The petition’s aim: to fire DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg.It needs at least 50,000 signatures to be processed. Related Story Jesse Ventura Says He Will Never Use This Term The protesters who started the petition state:

ISIS is claiming responsibility for the deadliest attack on European soil since the 2004 train bombings in Madrid 11 years ago.

Off The Grid PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 14: A man leaves floral tributes at the main entrance of Le Carillon restaurant on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France.   A gunman opened fire within the crowded bar, then crossed the road and began targeting diners at a neighboring restaurant, Le Petit Cambodge.  At least 12 people were

Officer Jeremy Dear was fired last year for not having his lapel camera on when he shot and killed a 19-year-old girl is going to be reinstated

Off The Grid Last year, Officer Jeremy Dear shot and killed a 19-year-old girl after chasing her for allegedly stealing car. Although he was cleared of that shooting, the police chief decided to fire Dear for repeatedly not having his lapel camera on during his encounters with the public as well as during the shooting.

It’s time again to answer questions from you, my vigilant fans! Got a question for the Governor? Sound off at Ora.tv/OffTheGrid.

Off The Grid ChrisJones fromMI writes: Hello Governor, I listened to your podcast and I don’t know if you’re still considering running for president. But I was wondering if you were, what would your stance be on space exploration and with the growing interest in recent years, the existence of extraterrestrial life? Jesse Says: Related