BERNIE SANDERS 2016: The Issues

  The American people must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else, or do we fight for a progressive economic agenda that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment and provides health care for all? Are we […]

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PRO-GAY MARRIAGE MINISTER NOW A CANDIDATE FOR BUNCOMBE COUNTY COMMISSIONER

BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES JOEL BURGESS An Asheville minister at the forefront of the same-sex marriage fight is running for a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara of the First Congregational United Church of Christ played a pivotal role in the national legalization of same-sex marriage. She is executive director […]

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SENATOR SANDERS INTRODUCES BILL ENDING FEDERAL MARIJUANA PROHIBITION

BY NORML Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015 would remove all federal criminal penalties for possessing and growing the plant. This legislation gives states the power to establish their own marijuana policies while ensuring […]

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MEXICO’S SUPREME COURT DECLARES INDIVIDUALS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONSUME AND CULTIVATE MARIJUANA

PRESS RELEASE BY DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE TONY NEWMAN & HANNAH HETZER Landmark Case Could Pave the Way for Marijuana Legalization Today, in a 4 to 1 vote, Mexico‚Äôs Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition of the consumption and cultivation of marijuana for personal use is unconstitutional. The Court determined that the prohibition of the consumption […]

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MEDICAL CANNABIS IN THE UNITED STATES: As of April 2015, 23 states and Washington D.C. have legalized cannabis for medical use with seven states pending legislation.

BY WIKIPEDIA In the United States, there are important legal differences between medical cannabis at the federal and state levels. At the federal level, cannabis per se has been made criminal by implementation of the Controlled Substances Act, but as of 2009, new federal guidelines have been enacted. “It will not be a priority to […]

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