Image of Rand Paul
The Associated Press ~
 
DENVER (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul is holding a groundbreaking fundraiser in Denver Tuesday afternoon.
~
The Kentucky senator is holding a fundraiser with the new marijuana industry, which is holding an industry convention this week.
 
Paul becomes the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly court donations from the pot industry. Though legal weed businesses owners have been active political donors for years, presidential candidates have shied away from holding fundraisers made up entirely of marijuana-related business owners.
 
Paul has joined Democrats in the Senate to sponsor a bill to end the federal prohibition of marijuana for medical reasons. The senator also backs a federal drug-sentencing overhaul.
 
Tickets to the pot fundraiser start at $2,700.
 
Marijuana advocates say political candidates at every level are more publicly courting marijuana entrepreneurs for political donations.
 
~

Recent News Articles

Monday March 25

Greater Boston's First Pot Shop Opening Weekend Goes 'According To Plan' - Cannabis News

in Cannabis News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Brookline can now be added to the short list of Massachusetts cities and towns where…

1252 hits

Monday March 25

CVS to sell CBD products in 800 stores in 8 states - Cannabis News

in Finance

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

CBD-infused sprays, roll-ons, creams and salves will be offered as an 'alternative source of relief'.

1161 hits

Monday March 25

Nearly Half of Anxiety Patients Find Medical Marijuana More Effective Than Pills - Cannabis News

in Medical News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

A new study shows that people suffering from anxiety may be able to successfully transition…

1157 hits

Monday March 25

Utah is looking for software to run its medical cannabis program - Cannabis News

in Hi-Tech

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The state has started its search for multimillion-dollar software that will form the spine of…

1102 hits

Tuesday March 26

Hemp About To Be Removed From Texas’ Controlled Substances List - Cannabis News

in Law & Crime

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The state of Texas is taking a big step toward legitimizing the use of CBD…

820 hits