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Old 11-13-2012, 10:54 PM   #492
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Default Re: Discussion: Legalizing Marijuana II

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83737.html

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In the wake of Barack Obama’s reelection win and ahead of a possible 2016 White House bid of his own, the Kentucky Republican plans to mix his hard-line tea party conservatism with more moderate policies that could woo younger voters and minorities largely absent from the GOP coalition. It’s the latest tactic of the freshman senator to inject the Libertarian-minded views shared by his retiring father into mainstream Republican thinking as the party grapples with its future.

In an interview with POLITICO, Paul said he’ll return to Congress this week pushing measures long avoided by his party. He wants to work with liberal Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and Republicans to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for pot possession.
http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/S...179183591.html

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Sen. Rand Paul Seeks to Allow Growth of Industrial Hemp

On Nov. 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET, representatives of thenation’s leading industrial hemp advocacy group, Vote Hemp, and top-selling natural soap brand Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps will meet with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s staff and members of the revived Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission, led by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, for a special meeting of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission to be held at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in Frankfort, KY. Under the leadership of Senator Paul and Commissioner Comer, this group of industry and political leaders is uniquely positioned to advance Kentucky to be the first state to allow hemp farming with federal regulation.

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