Paul Finds Unlikely Support From Marijuana Advocates

National Cannabis Industry Association gave $5,000. Its executive director and federal lobbyist added another $2,000, according to a tally by the Center for Responsive Politic

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA :Among the top contributors to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign are the usual suspects — a financial management firm, a real estate developer, a manufacturer of hand tools. But Paul also is getting significant support from an unlikely source for a conservative Republican — the marijuana industry. The Marijuana Policy Project Read the full article…

Jeb Bush Just Made A Series Of False Comments On Marijuana

stated that marijuana was a gateway drug that leads people to seek more dangerous drugs, which studies show is untrue.

MASSACHUSETTS: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says that he supports the decriminalization of marijuana, but says that he remains opposed to federal legalization, citing a series of myths about weed. In an interview with a Boston radio station on Friday, Bush made a slight shift in his position on marijuana — previously, he had declined to voice support fordecriminalization — but also stated Read the full article…

Sarah Palin On Legalized Marijuana: “No Big Deal”

The fact that she would be willing to stand up against the alarmism of the big-government drug war forces that have had a home in the party for over thirty years shows that perhaps the debate is shifting within the GOP.

ALASKA: In an interview on Thursday with conservative Hugh Hewitt, 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin was asked about marijuana policy in her home state of Alaska. Hewitt asked about the successful marijuana initiative that passed last year, asking in a brazen tone, “What happened in Alaska? What are you people thinking there?” In a pleasant surprise, Palin refused to take Read the full article…

Ohio House Leaders To Carefully Explore Medical Marijuana

"We’re not here to run away."

OHIO:  After years of resistance, Republican legislative leaders are now heading down the path toward legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. At the same time, ResponsibleOhio marijuana investor Dr. Suresh Gupta said Wednesday the marijuana campaign that stumbled badly Tuesday will be back, possibly next year, with a plan that doesn’t involve a monopoly. “Absolutely. We’re not here Read the full article…

Pro-Marijuana Group Rereleases Republicans’ Ratings Before Debate in Colorado

A- Pot Politician

COLORADO: At a Republican presidential debate hosted in Colorado, one issue is destined to come up: pot. Colorado’s experiment with legalized marijuana remains a hot topic as the next election approaches, and for many Republicans, the subject requires a balancing act between wanting to protect individual and state rights without seeming to condone people getting Read the full article…

Marijuana And Election 2016: Where The Presidential Candidates Stand

Only New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and long-shot candidate former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) support a federal crackdown on state policies legalizing cannabis, which is still classified as a Schedule I drug — the most dangerous category, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Legalization of marijuana is expected to be a big issue during the 2016 elections. Many states will have ballot items regarding the legalization of marijuana and for some voters, its the only issue they care about. Some candidates are very clear as to their position, while others are hard to pin down and Read the full article…

Rand Paul Hits Jeb Bush On Marijuana Rich Kid ‘Hypocrisy

"He didn't go to jail," Paul told students at the University of Nevada-Reno on Thursday. "Why? Because he was rich, and he was elite, and he was going to a very special school."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul continued to hit former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday for admitting to smoking marijuana in high school — saying his “hypocrisy” is an example of why drug laws need changing in U.S. Bush admitted in previous interviews and again during Wednesday’s Republican presidential primary debate smoking marijuana Read the full article…

GOP Contenders Just Saying No To Fight Against Pot

Only New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and long-shot candidate former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) support a federal crackdown on state policies legalizing cannabis, which is still classified as a Schedule I drug — the most dangerous category, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

GOP presidential candidates are by and large staying away from the debate over marijuana legalization, an issue once embraced by Republican occupants of the White House. They have stayed largely silent as support for legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana has gained public support.  Fifty-three percent of adults nationwide say marijuana should be legal, while 43 percent say the Read the full article…

Chris Christie To Legal Marijuana Smokers: Enjoy It While You Can Because He’ll Enforce Federal Ban

"If you're getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it until Jan. 17 of 2017," Christie told an audience in Newport, N.H., on Tuesday, "because I will enforce the federal laws against marijuana as president of the United States."

NEW JERSEY: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is attracting attention to his struggling presidential campaign by making it clear he doesn’t want to recognize state laws legalizing recreational marijuana. In town hall meetings in New Hampshire and an appearance on Fox News this week, Christie said that if elected, he intends to overturn state marijuana legalization Read the full article…