Sen. Rand Paul speaks at a town hall meeting in Ashland, Kentucky in October. Image: Kevin Goldy, The Daily Independent

WASHINGTON, D.C. 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 is also getting significant support from an unlikely source for a conservative Republican – the marijuana industry.

The Marijuana Policy Project gave Paul's campaign $5,000 - the legal limit that a political committee can give a candidate, according to campaign finance records.

The 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 Politics, a non-partisan group that tracks campaign spending.

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Kery Murakami ~ CNHI via DailyIndependent.com ~

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