Texas Agriculture Commissioner Consultant, Todd Smith, Arrested Over Hemp License Scandal

Todd Smith, top political consultant to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, was arrested earlier this week over allegations that he schemed to accept money in exchange for state hemp licenses.  The claims against him also alleged that he solicited campaign contributions. He allegedly took $ 55,000, according to an arrest…

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State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Pushes Florida On Further Cannabis Reform

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried has always been pro-cannabis, and that isn’t going to change as she gains momentum in politics.  Fried jokes that growing up as a Jewish girl in Miami, obtaining cannabis was easier than alcohol. “I’ve always been pro-cannabis but didn’t really understand…

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If Medical Marijuana Alleviates Pain, It Should be Accessible Says Texas Commissioner

One Texas Agriculture Commissioner made the news with his remark – “I would certainly expand medical marijuana,” Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said. “If it’ll help somebody, I’m for it. Whatever it is. I mean, a toothache, I don’t care. If it’s a cure, if it [alleviates] pain, we should be…

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Minister who sued to stop Colorado’s pot DUI law running for Weld County commissioner

Published: Jan 15, 2018, 4:29 pm • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 4:38 pm By Tyler Silvy, The Greeley Tribune The pastor of a marijuana-based church will run for Weld County commissioner as a Republican. Brandon Baker, 39, who in 2013 sued to stop the state’s pot DUI law from being…

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Colorado’s bank commissioner who dreamed up cannabis banking solution, steps down

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 10:49 am • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 10:50 am By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Chris Myklebust, the state bank and financial services commissioner who dreamed up a pot-banking workaround for Colorado, is leaving his job at the end of next month, joining a growing list…

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NFL commissioner calls marijuana “addictive” and questions smoking risks

Published: Apr 28, 2017, 12:07 pm • Updated: Apr 28, 2017, 12:36 pm By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he’s open to considering marijuana use for players to treat football-related pain. But he’s not completely sold on the idea of players lighting up. “I think…

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Portland City Commissioner Wants To Create A ‘Green Light District’ For Marijuana Stores

Portland, Oregon is home to one of the best marijuana scenes on the planet, and it’s getting better everyday. There are so many marijuana stores in Portland right now that you can almost drive down any busy street and see multiple marijuana stores. Oregon has always been home to amazing…

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