Trump Demands Clinton Take a Drug Test

clinton drug testDuring a speech on Saturday in New Hampshire presidential candidate Donald Trump called on rival Hillary Clinton to be drug tested prior to the final debate on Wednesday. Trump says he’s willing to take a drug test himself.

“We should take a drug test prior cause I don’t know what’s going on with her,” Trump said at the event, held at the back lot of a Toyota dealership. “But at the beginning of last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning and at the end it was like, oh take me down. She could barely reach her car.”

Trump’s claim echoes one recently made by the pro-Trump super PAC Make America Number 1. In a TV ad from last week they proposed candidates be drug tested, which was played over sounds of Clinton coughing and included imagery of her stumbling to her van on 9/11.

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E-mail Leak Reveals Clinton’s Marijuana Debate Prep, in Support of Marijuana Banking

A new Wikileaks e-mail leak shows how presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was prepared to respond to certain marijuana-related questions in the most recent debatedeb, including her position on whether banks should be allowed to do business with marijuana companies. The e-mails were part of a hack of John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chair.

One of the e-mails states:

“If pressed: what about marijuana banking restrictions – should we let marijuana businesses access banking services?

• I do think these businesses – if they are operating in according with state law, and with federal guidelines – should be able to access banking services. I know that the Obama Administration has taken steps in this direction, and I think those steps are smart.

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New Poll Examines Who Cannabis Consuming Voters Support for President

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)A new survey we conducted in conjunction with Survey Monkey has found that a slight plurality, though far from a majority, of cannabis consumers who are likely to vote in the upcoming election support Hillary Clinton for president. Governor Gary Johnson came in a close second (close enough to be within the margin of error), with Donald Trump and Dr. Jill Stein falling not far behind (though outside of the margin of error).

According to the poll, 29.4% of likely voters who consume cannabis at least once a month support Hillary Clinton, who won the plurality of the vote. Gary Johnson received 26.3% support, with Trump coming in third with 24%. Stein finished last among the group, but not by far, garnering 20.2% support.

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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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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Says She Would Reschedule Cannabis if Elected President

hillary clintonIn response to the DEA’s decision to retain cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, Hillary Clinton’s campaign says that if she’s elected president, she will reschedule cannabis.

“Marijuana is already being used for medical purposes in states across the country, and it has the potential for even further medical use,” Maya Harris, a senior policy advisor to the Clinton campaign, said in a statement. “As Hillary Clinton has said throughout this campaign, we should make it easier to study marijuana so that we can better understand its potential benefits, as well as its side effects.”

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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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Sanders and Clinton in Statistical Tie in New National Poll, Sanders Best Chance Against Republicans

Photo: USA Today.
Photo: USA Today.

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a statistical tie nationwide according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. The poll is huge news for Sanders and his supporters, as the same poll had him trailing 30% to Clinton’s 61% the last time it was conducted in December. The poll was released just days after Clinton and Sanders finished in a near tie in the Iowa caucus, with Clinton winning narrowly (49.9% to 49.6%).

According to the poll, 44% of Democratic primary voters support Clinton, with 42% in support of Sanders. With the margin of error at +/- 4.5%, meaning it could swing either way, the two are in a statistical tie. 14% of voters are currently undecided, indicating that the nomination is entirely up in the air at the moment.

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Now is the Time for Cannabis Legalization Supporters to Get Fully Behind Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator (I) and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders.
Vermont Senator (I) and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders.

Not long ago, the mainstream consensus was that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has no chance of winning the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, with only his supporters vocally opposing this sentiment. Now, in a short period of time, things have changed. According to a CBS News/YouGov poll released yesterday, Sanders leads Hillary Clinton in the first voting state of Iowa 47% to 46% (with voting just a week away). In the second voting state of New Hampshire, his lead is much larger; 57% to 38%. This type of lead would have been unheard of just a couple months ago.

A big part of this rapid uprising for Sanders is the fact that his message is finally being reached by a wider audience; several debates have taken place in the past couple months, the media has started to pay more attention to him, and probably most importantly of all, he recently began airing television commercials promoting his message (Sanders has received more individual donations at this point than any presidential candidate in history). Sanders large bump in support also came after announcing his support for ending cannabis prohibition on the federal level, removing cannabis as a controlled substance, even filing a bill in the Senate to do just that. Legalizing cannabis, of course, is supported by 58% of those in the United States, according to the most recent Gallup poll.

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Hillary Clinton Announces Support for Rescheduling Cannabis

HIllary ClintonHillary Clinton has announced that she supports removing cannabis as a schedule 1 controlled substance, which means it has “no known medical value” and is in the same category as drugs such as heroin. Clinton wants to reschedule cannabis to schedule 2, the same category as OxyContin and Adderall.

Clinton’s announcement, which was made during a recent town hall in South Carolina, comes just days after her primary rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, introduced legislation to fully end cannabis prohiibtion on the federal level by removing it entirely from the federal controlled substances list, rather than simply rescheduling it.

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