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…

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

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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…

All Of These Presidential Candidates Have Admitted Smoking Marijuana

Sen. Rand Paul asserted that “kids who had privilege like [Bush]” are often given a pass when it comes to admitting past drug use, whereas people from poorer backgrounds — often minorities — are more likely to go to prison for using marijuana.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: One of the lighter moments of Wednesday’s epic slog of a Republican presidential primary debate came when former Florida governor Jeb Bush joked that his mother, the former first lady, would not be happy that he admitted having smoked marijuana “40 years ago.” The line got a fair amount of laughs from the audience, but 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…

Colorado Marijuana Law Point Of Contention During GOP Debate; Bush Smoked 40 Years Ago

“Too many Americans have seen their lives destroyed because they have criminal records as a result of marijuana use,” Sanders told a live audience of more than 1,700 students, which erupted with applause. “That’s wrong. That has got to change.”

CALIFORNIA: Colorado’s recreational marijuana law took center stage for a time during the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night. It certainly was a political point of contention. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his position that if he’s elected president, he would enforce the federal law and make it illegal to smoke marijuana recreationally in Colorado. Jeb Read the full article…

Most 2016 Candidates Are Opting For A Federalist Approach To Marijuana

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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 Closer Look At The Federal MMJ Bill

Now that the federal 'CARERS' legislation has been published in its entirely, the broader scope of its intentions have been revealed.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  There was a historical piece of legislation introduced to Congress that aims to legalize medical marijuana on a national level. Senators Rand Paul, Cory Booker and Kristen Gillibrand held a press conference on Tuesday to announce the filing of the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act of 2015 (CARERS), which would emancipate Read the full article…

What’s In The Historic Medical Marijuana Bill Being Unveiled On Tuesday

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The historic medical marijuana bill a trio of senators plan to unveil on Tuesday has a bit of something for everyone. The bill, which activists describe as a first for the Senate, would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana and implement a number of critical reforms that advocates of both medical and recreational marijuana have been Read the full article…

Top Conservatives Are Totally Confused By Marijuana Politics

"I thought it was a bad idea," Bush said, "but states ought to have that right to do it. I would have voted 'no' if I was in Colorado."

MARYLAND: When pressed at an annual conference for conservative activists this week about their stances on marijuana legalization, several members of the Republican Party said that although they personally oppose legalizing the drug, they support states’ rights to do so. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Fox News’ Sean Hannity asked 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…