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Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (D) as her running mate. Speaking at a high school in April, Kaine said he favors “drastic changes in sentencing laws…[but]
wouldn’t vote for a law
at the federal or state level that would decriminalize marijuana.” Kaine has a
NORML rating of F
(The above Kaine quote comes from
, published by Cosby High School in Midlothian, Va.)
A new poll found that for the first time,
Republicans narrowly favor legalizing
marijuana, 45% to 42%. Last week, however, Republicans
including support for MED in their party platform. As far as I saw, the plant went unmentioned at this week’s convention.
Donald Trump has a NORML rating of C+
Hillary Clinton gets a B+
Libertarian Gary Johnson scores an A+
Leafly meets Ann Lee,
founder of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition
(RAMP). Lee, 86, attended the GOP convention as an alternate in the Texas delegation. Her son Richard Lee founded the trade school Oaksterdam University in Oakland.
Decriminalization appears to have support from the Texas Association of Business and
in the Texas legislature. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) opposes legalization.
that the DEA has reduced the size of its 2017 cannabis order from last year. This hints, the piece suggests, that the agency will not reschedule. The DEA gets its weed from a facility at the University of Mississippi, the only federally legal grow in the country.
Fifty-one percent of voters
oppose Massachusetts’ REC initiative
and 41% percent support. The
numbers are similar
An Arizona judge will hear cannabis-opponents in a
case that could block
the upcoming REC vote. They argue that the 100-word petition voters signed didn’t adequately explain the effects of legalization. Plaintiffs include Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery (R), Phoenix’s lead prosecutor.
Last year, before a weed convention in Phoenix, Montgomery
“An aside, just a polite warning to folks traveling here...I can't confirm or deny whether or not local or federal law enforcement may be on hand in an undercover capacity. So welcome to Phoenix, enjoy your stay, but be careful."
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R)
the state’s MED initiative. In Wisconsin, a poll found that REC legalization has
. Activists are collecting signatures for a MED initiative in
opens this week. The state is expected to vote on MED in November.