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Here’s the news:
Pro-legalization Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is trying to defeat anti-legalization Congressman Pete Sessions
(R-Texas). “We’re going to be putting up some billboards in Pete Sessions’s district,” Blumenauer said. “It’s going to feature a veteran and ask the question why Pete Sessions doesn’t want him to have access to his medicine.”
New Jersey Senator and possible 2020 presidential contender Cory Booker (D) discussed why legalization is his signature issue
. Current enforcement, he says, “makes a mockery” of equal justice under the law. Booker says he has never smoked cannabis or drank alcohol.
The Boston Globe asks if towns which ban dispensaries should still get their share
of tax revenue. Globe reporter Dan Adams then criticized
Snoop Dogg’s media company, Merry Jane, for stealing the content of his story, “like a high school plagiarist.”
Australia’s ruling party opposes a bill
to make MED access easier for terminally ill patients.
A U.N. body called Australia’s plan to drug test welfare recipients a “cheap shot.”