Clinton or Trump to be First President in Over 23 Years Who Hasn’t Smoked Cannabis

humWhether it’s Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump who wins the election this November, it will be the first time in over 23 years (since George Bush Sr. in 1992) that the current president of the United States has never consumed cannabis.

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have stated that they’ve never once consumed cannabis, even in youth. This is in direct contrast to the past three presidents – Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and our current President Barrack Obama – who have all admitted to consuming cannabis in the past (with Obama also admitting to previously using cocaine).

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MPP Updates Cannabis Scorecard for Presidential Candidates, Includes Third-Party Nominees

jointThe Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the nation’s largest cannabis policy organization, has released their updated presidential candidate voter guide for the general election, which now includes third-party candidates. The full guide can be found by clicking here.

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who was nominated Sunday by the Libertarian Party, and physician Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party nominee, were both added to the voter guide, and both received “A+” grades. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump received a “C+” – primarily based on his past support for legalizing medical cannabis – and the two remaining Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, received a “B” and an “A,” respectively (though in all honesty, we here at TheJointBlog do take issue with Clinton receiving a “B”, when all she supports is rescheduling cannabis to schedule 2 alongside drugs such as cocaine; and even this she didn’t support until the current election cycle).

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Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary

new hampshire primaryPresidential candidate Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, beating rival Hillary Clinton by double digits (60% to 38%), according to the Associated Press. The win comes a week after Sanders narrowly lost to Clinton in Iowa (49.6% to 49.8%), and just days after new polling found the two to be tied nationally.

The next Democratic primary is in Nevada on February 20th, followed by South Carolina on February 27th. This will be followed by “Super Tuesday” on March 1st, which will see nearly a dozen states – including Vermont, Georgia and Massachusetts – voting on the same day.

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Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Supports State Cannabis Laws

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who leads most national polls among donald trumpRepublicans, says that he supports states deciding their own cannabis laws, and wouldn’t enforce federal law on states that have legalized cannabis if elected president.

“In terms of marijuana and legalization, I think that should be a state issue, state-by-state,” Trump said during a Thursday rally outside of a casino in Reno, Nevada.

In the past, Trump has made it clear that he “100 percent” supports allowing for the use of cannabis for medical purposes, though he’s states recently that he opposes recreational legalization.

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A Breakdown of Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Cannabis

By Tom Angell, Marijuana.com

marijuanawhitehouseThe 2016 presidential field is taking shape, and many of the candidates are weighing in on the debate about marijuana.

Here’s a roundup of what the declared candidates have said about cannabis policy, as well as what they’ve admitted about their own marijuana consumption.

This post will be updated as candidates continue to address the issue. All candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

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World’s Largest Cannabis Organization Names ‘Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Consumers’

mpplogoEarlier this week the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) released its annual list of the “Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Consumers” in the United States, with President Barack Obama topping the list.

The list is available below and by clicking here.

“About one out of every two Americans has used marijuana, including a whole lot of very successful people,” said Mason Tvert, MPP’s director of communications. “There are a lot more out there that we don’t know about because it is illegal. Marijuana is a less harmful substance than alcohol. Adults who use it responsibly should not have to choose between keeping it a secret or admitting to a crime.”

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Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand on Marijuana?

By Tom Angell, Marijuana.com

budhouseThe 2016 presidential field is taking shape, and many of the candidates are weighing in on the debate about marijuana.

Here’s a roundup of what the declared candidates have said about cannabis policy, as well as what they’ve admitted about their own marijuana consumption.

This post will be updated as new candidates officially enter the race. All candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

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