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cannabis candidates

2018 Midterm Elections: Our Ultimate State-By-State Guide To The Who’s Who Of Pro-Cannabis Candidates

This year, on November 6, the US midterm elections will include cannabis legalization measures in a number of US states. Utah and Missouri will vote on medical marijuana legalization initiatives, and North Dakota and Michigan will decide on ballot measures for adult-use cannabis. There are also plenty of US Senate seats up for grabs — […]

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Tod Mikuriya

Savior of Prop. 215: Tod Mikuriya, America’s First Medical Marijuana Doctor

With the recent death of the father of medical marijuana Dennis Peron, we eulogized the San Francisco activist and remembered all the good he’d done for our cannabis community. Peron led the successful campaign to pass California’s Proposition 215 in 1996, the nation’s first comprehensive medical marijuana law and the precursor for all cannabis legalization […]

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federal marijuana

Virginia Republican Promotes Federal Marijuana Decriminalization

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeatedly tried to pass federal marijuana decriminalization. Now a newbie Virginia Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives is attempting the same thing. Virginia Representative Thomas Garrett is pushing a bill that completely removes cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and its “schedule” listing of “contraband drugs.” Cannabis […]

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legalized marijuana

Senator Elizabeth Warren Tells Attorney General Jeff Sessions: No New War on Legalized Marijuana

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren and ten of her senate colleagues sent an official letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions, telling them to keep their hands off of state-legalized marijuana laws. Warren and her fellow senators sent the letter after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump would […]

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marijuana voters

Congressional Guide for Marijuana Voters

We’ve already explained that between Hillary and Donald, Hillary is a slightly better choice for the marijuana community, although neither of them is even close to being a cannabis legalizer like Bernie Sanders. Now there’s a free guide you can access online so you find out whether your U.S. Senator or member of the House […]

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marijuana law

Hillary Clinton & Tim Kaine versus Donald Trump & Mike Pence: Marijuana Law Showdown

As Tommy Chong kept pointing out, Bernie Sanders was the only 2016 major-party presidential candidate who advocated federal decriminalization of marijuana. In 2015, Sanders introduced legislation to legalize marijuana federally, and has been a persistent critic of the DEA– the main federal agency opposed to marijuana legalization. But now Bernie Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton, […]

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Marijuana politics

Trump, Clinton, Sanders: Presidential Marijuana Politics Guide

Marijuana politics question number one: Which of the 2016 presidential major-party candidates would be the safest president for marijuana growers and users? Donald Trump, reality TV star, real estate developer, casino owner, and the presumed nominee for the Republican Party, used to be a wealthy playboy. There are rumors that during his early years, the […]

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Bernie Sanders

Tommy Chong Backs Bernie Sanders for President

As the presidential election season heats up, marijuana comedian and actor Tommy Chong says he’s backing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for president. Chong went on record recently in a Rolling Stone interview and in videos about his support for Bernie Sanders. If you recognize that Tommy Chong has been a marijuana media icon and freedom […]

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