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Nevada: Largest Paper Used To Support Pot Legalization -- Then Adelson Bought It

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

The Las Vegas Review-Journal supported legalization last year. It opposes it this year. The difference? Pot-hating conservative billionaire Sheldon Adelson bought the paper last December.

As recently as last summer, the Review-Journal published an editorial strongly proclaiming that paper's stance "supporting the decriminalizing, regulating and taxing the sale of currently illegal drugs," including marijuana. The paper went on record as supporting an effort to legalize cannabis in the state that will go before voters this November, and just last year called for all presidential candidates to support "removing marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act."

U.S.: Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Wants To Intensify The War On Drugs

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

Presidential candidate Ben Carson, who is seeking the Republican nomination, wouldn't just continue to wage the failed War ON Drugs if elected, like everyone since Nixon. He would ramp up and intensify the futile policy, he said last week in an interview.

Speaking with conservative commentator Glenn Beck, Carson answered "Absolutely," when asked if he'd continue the War On Drugs. "I intensify it," he added.

"Legalize marijuana?" Beck asked. "I disagree with it," Carson replied.

Last year, Carson claimed marijuana is "gateway drug," despite all the science proving the contrary. "It tends to be a starter drug for people who move on to heavier duty drugs -- sometimes legal, sometimes illegal -- and I don't think this is something that we really want for our society," he said.

"You know, we're gradually just removing all the barriers to hedonistic activity and you know, it's just, we're changing so rapidly to a different type of society and nobody is getting a chance to discuss it because, you know, it's taboo," Carson claimed. "It's politically incorrect. You're not supposed to talk about these things."

No, Ben. You're not supposed to cluelessly spout in public and make yourself appear an idiot if you're interested in preserving any dignity.

Ohio: Guy Calls Cops To Complain He's Too High On Marijuana

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

File this one under "I'll have some of what he had, but without the stupidity, please."

Police said a 22-year-old Ohio man last week called 9-1-1 from amidst a pile of munchies to report he was "too high" on marijuana, reports Kaily Cunningham at Fox 8 Cleveland.

When officers arrived, they were directed to an upstairs bedroom by the caller's granddad. As they went up the stairs, they could hear "groaning from the room at the end of the hall."

When the opened the door, they found the 22-year-old laying in a fetal position amidst "a plethora of Doritos, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and Chips Ahoy cookies," according to the police report.

The stoned suspect reported that he "couldn't feel his hands."

Inside his car, cops found a glass pipe with cannabis residue, two packs of rolling papers, two marijuana roaches and a glass jar filled with cannabis.

The man refused medical attention; his name hasn't bee released. He faces marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia charges.

Photo: Twitter/Dumb Stoner

U.S.: Legalized Marijuana Would Be Eliminated Under A Christie Presidency

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Sunday promised to eliminate legalized marijuana in states like Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska if he's elected president.

The rotund Republican, speaking on CBS' "Face The Nation," said his administration would use federal law outlawing marijuana to crack down on states that have legalized recreational cannabis use, reports Matt Arco of NJ Advance Media.

"Yes sir," Christie replied to host John Dickerson when asked if he'd go after Colorado and Washington for legalized marijuana.

"If you were President would you return the federal prosecutions in the states of Colorado, Washington state?" Dickerson asked. "Yes," Christie answered.

"So, if somebody's enjoying that now in their state, if you're President, that's getting turned off?" Dickerson pressed. "Correct," Christie responded.

The Obama Administration hasn't punished states which have legalized marijuana, nor has it forced them to roll back the initiatives that voters approved.

Christie, on the other hand, has been a vocal critic of cannabis legalization; ignoring science, he claims it's a "gateway drug."

Photo of Gov. Chris Christie: Startraksphoto.com/New York Post

U.S.: Presidential Candidate Rubio Wants To Enforce Federal Law In Marijuana States

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

Prospective candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination continued their baffling verbal assault on cannabis this week, as Florida Senator Marco Rubio joined Chris Christie in pledging a federal crackdown on states that have legalized marijuana.

Asked by radio host Hugh Hewitt if he would "enforce the federal drug laws and shut down the marijuana trade," Rubio answered: "I think, well, I think we need to enforce our federal laws. Now do states have a right to do what they want? They don’t agree with it, but they have their rights. But they don’t have a right to write federal policy as well…

"I don’t believe we should be in the business of legalizing additional intoxicants in this country for the primary reason that when you legalize something, what you’re sending a message to young people is it can’t be that bad, because if it was that bad, it wouldn’t be legal," said Rubio, revealing his distressingly murky thought process around the subject.

"In addition to enforcing the rest of the Controlled Substances Act, U.S. Attorneys are still pursuing marijuana cases in Colorado and Washington, just not in a way that shuts down the state-legal industry," said Jacob Sullum at Reason. "Rubio apparently opposes that policy of prosecutorial forbearance."

U.S.: Gov. Chris Christie Promises To Crack Down On Marijuana If Elected President

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

If you want to see a massive marijuana crackdown in the United States, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is your guy.

Christie made an appearance on the Hugh Hewitt radio show on Tuesday and claimed he will "crack down" on states that have legalized marijuana if he becomes President in the future, reports Carimah Townes at ThinkProgress.

"Marijuana is a gateway drug," Christie claimed, ignoring scientific studies showing otherwise. "We have an enormous addiction problem in this country. And we need to send very clear leadership from the White House on down through the federal law enforcement.

"Marijuana is an illegal drug under federal law," Christie said. "And the states should not be permitted to sell it and profit from it."

Asked by Hewitt if he would enforce federal marijuana prohibition in Washington, Colorado and other states that legalize recreational cannabis, the Governor responded, "Absolutely. I will crack down and not permit it."

Christie's hardline stance might not prove very popular with voters. According to the latest results from Pew Research Center, 53 percent of Americans favor marijuana legalization.

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