Looks like Colorado’s marijuana tax incentive for schools just set records and has collected more money in the first half of the year than all of 2014.

Off The Grid Local news outlet KOAA out Colorado are reporting that the state has hit record highs in regards to marijuana tax incentives for school construction.   KOAA reports that the first five months of 2015 alone have surpassed all of 2014.   Related Story Off The Grid: Prison Inmates May Soon Be Getting Federal Money

Residents of the California port city of Oakland are pushing back by developing the first enforceable city legislation to regulate the purchase and use of surveillance equipment by law enforcement agencies. If approved, the legislation could make Oakland a national trailblazer for privacy rights campaigners alarmed at the rise of cameras, “stingrays” and other surveillance technologies used by law enforcement.

Off The Grid   I think it looks good on paper. I applaud the city of Oakland for doing it. They should and so should other cities. I’ve got news for you though: a federal law takes precedence over any local law. So even though they passed this at the local level, the federal law

After Ellen Pao resigned as Reddit’s CEO, co-founder Steve Huffman stepped into her place. He says the popular site will now lay out clear boundaries for eliminating and banning offensive and abusive content, something Reddit hadn’t clearly laid out for users before. While many other sites have clear terms of service when it comes to bullying and harassment, like Facebook and Twitter, Reddit’s decision brings up an interesting debate over what constitutes free speech.

Brigida Santos Steve Huffman’s AMA lays out the new terms of service. He states,  Reddit is a place to have open and authentic discussions. The reason we’re careful to restrict speech is because people have more open and authentic discussions when they aren’t worried about the speech police knocking down their door. When our purpose comes

Off The Grid contributor Travis Irvine sounds off on The Donald’s surge in the polls. As Travis writes, “turns out loudmouthed, racist bigots would love to have a loudmouthed, racist bigot for president.”

Travis Irvine When billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on June 16th, many people scoffed.Clearly this was just another way for “The Donald” to keep his brand relevant — and as Jesse Ventura pointed out — get publicity.  Several on the left were pumped about Trump’s

The Washington Post reports that police officers in the United States have shot and killed at least 500 people so far in 2015, according to a Washington Post analysis. While the FBI has never recorded more than 460 fatal police shootings in an entire year, The Post identified 463 such shootings in just the first six months of 2015.

Off The Grid   It’s amazing that the death penalty can be rendered that often for crimes that don’t warrant it. That’s really the meat of the argument here: that people are being put to death for things that don’t warrant the death penalty. I don’t know where to go on this, because clearly too

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   Patrick Pascucci from Texas asks: It is almost impossible to convince people not to vote for democrats or republicans, how can we convince the masses to stop voting for these people? Related Story Jesse Ventura Sounds Off on Obama Rejecting the Keystone Pipeline Jesse Says: Just tell them to look at

Last week, researchers in Israel found that cannabidiol (CBD)– an element of marijuana that does not get people high – improved the healing process in rats with broken leg bones after eight weeks.

Jen Hobbs That’s right, America, let’s keep hiding our heads in the sand. We’ve clearly stopped using our brains when it comes to treating ailments with marijuana, so why start now?  From literally a cure for cancer to healing broken bones, scientists in Israel have researched and proven the medical benefits of this plant.  For those who don’t know (because it’s not commonly

The Miami Herald’s Julie K. Brown reports that a prison guard, who blew the whistle on inmate abuse at the facility he worked at, is now paying the price for doing so.

Off The Grid In a detailed report published in the Miami Herald, reporter Julie K. Brown unveils the injustice and fallout a prison guard faced after he blew the whistle on the correctional facility he was stationed at.  According to Brown,  John Pisciotta was an officer at the Charlotte Correctional Institution in Punta Gorda, Florida, for the last

New York lawmakers are warning that victims of the 9/11 attacks could lose financial support as soon as next year if Congress doesn’t renew the financial aid fund.

Off The Grid The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund will expire in October 2016, according to a report by The Hill, if Congress doesn’t reauthorize it.   What’s worse?  Only a quarter of the compensation claims have reportedly been resolved to this date.   Related Story Off The Grid: Prison Inmates May Soon Be Getting Federal Money for College

Troy Goode, 30, was a chemical engineer and married father of one from Cordova, Tennessee, who suffered from asthma.After attending a concert this past Saturday, he died while in police custody.

Off The Grid According to reports, Troy Goode, who suffered from asthma and carried an inhaler, died after allegedly being hogtied and placed facedown on a stretcher by police following a Widespread Panic concert in Mississippi. The Goode family attorney claims a witness overheard Troy telling police could not breathe.   Related Story Off The Grid: Prison Inmates

Sen. Bernie Sanders is pushing new legislation to raise the minimum wage for all workers to $15 an hour. The Democratic presidential candidate will introduce the minimum wage bill Wednesday. Sanders has long called for a $15 minimum wage, but this is the first bill he is introducing to do so. It’s believed to be the highest minimum wage that has ever been proposed by legislation in Congress.

Off The Grid   I’d like to see them implement a maximum wage. If you can’t live off of $100,000,000 a year, there’s something wrong with you. There’s not a person on the planet that should make more than that in one year. What could you possible spend it all on? Related Story Jesse Ventura: Bernie