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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…

Rand Paul Backs Effort To Bring Banking To Legal Marijuana Businesses

Rand Paul, the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from legal marijuana industry, is among the bipartisan co-sponsors of the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015, introduced Thursday in the Senate.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Less than a month after holding a fundraiser on the sidelines of a Colorado marijuana conference, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is joining the fight to give America’s growing legal marijuana industry access to banking services. Paul, the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from legal marijuana industry, is among the bipartisan Read the full article…

Rand Paul To Raise Money With Marijuana Industry In Denver

Taylor West, the group’s deputy director, said the private “VIP reception” is designed to let marijuana insiders hear from Paul, who supports legislation to legalize medical marijuana and give the pot industry access to banking.

COLORADO: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s trip to Colorado this week includes a first for a presidential candidate: a fundraiser with the marijuana industry. The Republican is raising money Tuesday at the Cannabis Business Summit in Denver in what an industry trade group is billing as a history making event. “Never before has a major-party presidential candidate Read the full article…

Rand Paul Proposes Measure To Shield State Medical Marijuana Laws From Feds

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patients and physicians in those states, from federal prosecution. Paul’s Amendment 3630, filed Thursday morning to Sen. John Walsh’s (D-Mont.) jobs bill being heard on the Senate floor, allows states to Read the full article…

Rand Paul And Cory Booker Team Up To Protect State Medical Marijuana Programs

A similar amendment passed the U.S. House a few weeks ago with overwhelming bipartisan support.

by Grover Norquist and Ethan Nadelmann DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: As soon as next week, the U.S. Senate will have an opportunity to vote on a bipartisan amendment being offered by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ that would prohibit the federal government from spending taxpayer money to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. We urge Read the full article…

Rand Paul, Cory Booker Join Forces to Protect Medical Marijuana From Feds

major medical marijuana bill expected on Tuesday

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Three senators proposed amendments Wednesday to ban the Justice Department from spending money to combat medical marijuana in states that allow it. Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., are sponsoring an amendment to broadly ban action against state medical marijuana laws. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., is sponsoring an amendment that would specifically Read the full article…

Rand Paul Pushes for Legalization of Industrialized Hemp in New Farm Bill

As the nation’s lawmakers continue to bore through the details of the upcoming federal farm bill revision, a number of forward-thinking members of Congress are simultaneously pushing for… The antiquated and indefensible prohibition on hemp farming to be lifted as part of its new provisions. And included among these proponents of hemp legalization is Kentucky Read the full article…

Rand Paul Pushes for Legalization of Industrialized Hemp in New Farm Bill

In a recent poll, 52 percent of Kentucky voters said they are ready to legalize medical marijuana.

As the nation’s lawmakers continue to bore through the details of the upcoming federal farm bill revision, a number of forward-thinking members of Congress are simultaneously pushing for… The antiquated and indefensible prohibition on hemp farming to be lifted as part of its new provisions. And included among these proponents of hemp legalization is Kentucky Read the full article…

Weekend Unlimited Appoints Paul Chu President & CEO

Paul Chu Weekend Unlimited new President & CEO

Company appoints seasoned consumer packaged goods leader to bring and grow acquired brands to Canada, Jamaica, the United States and other international markets CANADA: Weekend Unlimited announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Chu to the role of President and CEO. As an Executive and Entrepreneur, Mr. Chu brings over 25 years of success across a Read the full article…

AK Ventures Creates Mainstream TV Opportunity For Cannabis Brands

Kerri Accardi and crew at CWCBExpo

CALIFORNIA: America is curious about medical cannabis. Legal in 25 states, poll after poll confirm that the overwhelming majority of citizens supports the legalization of medical cannabis, even while admitting that they don’t know very much about the medicinal properties of the federally-prohibited plant. Things are changing rapidly in the cannabis marketplace, with constant product innovation, Read the full article…