Category: Politicians

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Pro-cannabis politicians

March 17, 2014
03/17/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Tommy Wells for Mayor of DC

NORML PAC Endorses Tommy Wells for Mayor of DC

This morning, NORML PAC announced its endorsement of Councilman Tommy Wells for mayor of Washington, DC. “Councilman Wells is a passionate crusader for the cause of marijuana...
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March 7, 2014
03/07/2014
Bill Filed to Allow Medical Marijuana in SC

Bill Filed to Allow Medical Marijuana in SC

Rep. Todd Rutherford (D-Columbia, @RepRutherford) filed Thursday the “Put Patients First Act”, to allow the use of medical marijuana in South Carolina. It has provisions for people with...
By: Moirai
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February 27, 2014
02/27/2014
National Black Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Liberalizing Marijuana Penalties

National Black Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Liberalizing Marijuana Penalties

Members of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators recently resolved at their Annual Legislative Conference in favor of decriminalizing marijuana. “Whereas state and local governments could potentially stand...
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February 21, 2014
02/21/2014
Oklahoma Councilman Proposes Decriminalization

Oklahoma Councilman Proposes Decriminalization

Village City, Oklahoma councilman Jerry Broughton proposed decriminalization, saying pot users don’t belong in jail.
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February 14, 2014
02/14/2014
Representative Cohen Introduces Unmuzzle The Drug Czar Act

Representative Cohen Introduces Unmuzzle The Drug Czar Act

Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) has introduced federal legislation, House Resolution 4046, to remove legal restrictions prohibiting the Office of National Drug Control Policy from researching marijuana legalization....
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February 12, 2014
02/12/2014
Kansas Senator To Lead Valentine’s Day Rally For Patient Access

Kansas Senator To Lead Valentine’s Day Rally For Patient Access

In 2013, Senator David Haley introduced SB 9, which would establish a compassionate medical marijuana program in Kansas similar to the programs in 20 other states. That...
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February 7, 2014
02/07/2014
Uruguayan President Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

Uruguayan President Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

Uruguayan President José Mujica has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to rethink the drug war.
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February 3, 2014
02/03/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Heather Mizeur for Maryland Governor

NORML PAC Endorses Heather Mizeur for Maryland Governor

Today, NORML PAC has announced its endorsement of Delegate Heather Mizeur and her running mate Delman Coates for Governor and Lt. Governor of Maryland. Delegate Mizeur has...
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January 22, 2014
01/22/2014
Ending the War on Pot Is Obama’s Last Chance for a Legacy

Ending the War on Pot Is Obama’s Last Chance for a Legacy

Daily Beast’s Nick Gillespie explains that ending the war on pot is Obama’s opportunity to be remembered as President.
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January 21, 2014
01/21/2014
“Dog-Whistle Racism” by The Lincoln Club of San Diego

“Dog-Whistle Racism” by The Lincoln Club of San Diego

Presente.org has alerted CourageCampaign.org – which in turn alerted San Diego ASA – to a shameful racist attack in San Diego. With just weeks until a special...
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January 10, 2014
01/10/2014
Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced

Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced

Rep. Sherry Jones has taken an important step for seriously ill patients in Tennessee and introduced a medical marijuana bill, HB 1385. The bill, known as the Koozer-Kuhn Medical...
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January 7, 2014
01/07/2014
Maryland Senate President Supports Legal Marijuana

Maryland Senate President Supports Legal Marijuana

Just days after the first legal marijuana sales took place in Colorado, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) announced that he would support legislation...
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December 31, 2013
12/31/2013
Leaf Science: 5 Politicians That Fought for Marijuana in 2013

Leaf Science: 5 Politicians That Fought for Marijuana in 2013

Leaf Science lists five of the world’s politicians that fought for marijuana reform in 2013.
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December 17, 2013
12/17/2013
Uruguay’s President Fights Back Against United Nations

Uruguay’s President Fights Back Against United Nations

Jose Mujica is not a man who compromises his beliefs. Before he became President of Uruguay, he was shot six times and spent fourteen years in a...
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December 16, 2013
12/16/2013
Daily Beast: The 2014 Candidates Who Want to Legalize Weed

Daily Beast: The 2014 Candidates Who Want to Legalize Weed

The Daily Beast names the 2014 candidates who want to legalize weed.
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December 6, 2013
12/06/2013
Dispensary Owner Named Mayor in Sebastopol, California

Dispensary Owner Named Mayor in Sebastopol, California

Medical marijuana dispensary owner Robert Jacob was named Mayor of Sebastopol, California on Tuesday.
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December 5, 2013
12/05/2013
Bill Clinton: ‘I Never Denied That I Used Marijuana’

Bill Clinton: ‘I Never Denied That I Used Marijuana’

In an interview on Fusion, Bill Clinton denies that he denied using marijuana.
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December 4, 2013
12/04/2013
Maine: Help Make Marijuana Legalization a Reality

Maine: Help Make Marijuana Legalization a Reality

Despite experiencing setbacks when it came to reintroducing marijuana legalization legislation for the 2014 Maine legislative session, efforts are already underway to prepare for 2015. The primary...
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December 4, 2013
12/04/2013
Jose Mujica, 2016! His Vision for Cannabis in Uruguay

Jose Mujica, 2016! His Vision for Cannabis in Uruguay

  Ok, let’s start a petition to allow Uruguayan nationals to become president. Actually, can we just kidnap Jose Mujica and get him on deck for 2016?...
By: Devilmonk
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November 15, 2013
11/15/2013
NORML PAC Endorses John Hanger for Governor of Pennsylvania

NORML PAC Endorses John Hanger for Governor of Pennsylvania

At press conferences held in Philadelphia and Harrisburg on Wednesday, and one in Pittsburgh today, NORML PAC announced its endorsement of Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate John Hanger. John...
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