What The Marijuana Lobby Could Offer Hillary Clinton

And now people that are selling, growing, and, in some cases, using marijuana have money to burn. They want to give some of that green (not that, the other green) to politicians hungry for donations. But they want some answers first.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Hillary Clinton says she has never smoked pot, not even as a bell-bottom-wearing undergraduate in the 1960s. Her husband’s administration went nuclear in the War on Drugs. During the 2008 campaign, she publicly opposed marijuana legalization. But it’s now seven years later, and the marijuana industry isn’t selling baggies and answering beepers. It’s a Read the full article…

Most 2016 Candidates Are Opting For A Federalist Approach To Marijuana

Jeb Bush, LincolnChafee, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, and Bernie Sanders

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been vocal about his dedication to maintaining the war on drugs, commenting on several occasions that he would use his power as president to prevent states from legalizing marijuana. While Christie might have found himself in good company back in 2012 or 2008, most of the 2016 candidates from both parties Read the full article…

A Republican President Could Kill The Cannabis Industry

The governor, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," said his administration would use federal rules that outlaw marijuana to clamp down on states that legalized recreational pot use.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The election of a conservative Republican as President could roll back the gains made in the legalization of marijuana. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a bold stand recently and said if he were elected, he would work to reverse what has happened under President Obama. While its doubtful Christie would be elected Read the full article…

How Will Presidential Politics Affect 2016 Push For Pot Legalization?

"If she has to find herself running against a conservative Republican in 2016, I am fearful, from my own view here, that she is going to tack more to the middle. And the middle in this issue tends to tack more to the conservative side."

Advocates expect another major push for marijuana legalization in 2016, a strategy that is likely to force presidential candidates to take a position on the drug. Some wonder if their efforts will be tripped up if Hillary Clinton turns out to be the Democratic nominee. CNN’s Dan Merica takes a look at presidential politics and the Read the full article…

Expert: Marijuana Is ‘Gateway Drug To The White House’

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The dangers of marijuana use are overstated, and the last three presidential elections prove it, an expert told a congressional panel on Friday. “When we talk about marijuana as a gateway drug, we have to remember that the last three occupants of the White House have smoked marijuana,” said Carl Hart, an Read the full article…

Hillary Clinton Leaves Door Open On Marijuana Legalization

Hillary Clinton says she supports medical marijuana

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she supports medical marijuana “for people who are in extreme medical conditions” and wants to “wait and see” how recreational pot works in Colorado and Washington state. In an interview with CNN international correspondent Christiane Amanpour promoting her memoir Hard Choices, Clinton suggested she may be open to Read the full article…