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Colbert: Rand Paul ‘tried to sell me pot backstage’ – Marijuana News

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Comedian Stephen Colbert caught Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) off guard late Wednesday night, joking about marijuana.

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Colbert: Rand Paul ‘tried to sell me pot backstage’ – Marijuana News

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Comedian Stephen Colbert caught Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) off guard late Wednesday night, joking about marijuana.

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Rand Paul finds unlikely support from marijuana advocates – Marijuana News

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.

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Rand Paul finds unlikely support from marijuana advocates – Marijuana News

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.

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Rand Paul backs effort to bring banking to legal marijuana businesses

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul waits to speak during a campaign stop at a sports bar in Denver on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
 
Less than a month after holding a fundraiser on the sidelines of a Colorado marijuana conference, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is joining the fight to give America’s growing legal marijuana industry access to banking services.
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Rand Paul 1st major-party candidate to court pot donors

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DENVER (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul is holding a groundbreaking fundraiser in Denver Tuesday afternoon.
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The Politics of Legal Marijuana

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Taylor West, Deputy Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, talks about how much the American political landscape has changed when it comes to lawmakers and their perceptions of legal marijuana
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Here is Where The GOP 2016 Presidential Contenders Stand On Marijuana Legalization

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Here are the positions that each of the GOP's many 2016 presidential hopefuls -- from the definitely-running to the definitely-maybes -- has taken on marijuana legalization.
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