Can Donald Trump Defy Congress And Crack Down On Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana patients and entrepreneurs are caught in the latest political tug-of-war between President Donald Trump and Congress. Congress says that President Trump can’t crack down on state-legalized medical marijuana programs, but the President says he can do just that if he wants to. Read More…

Facebook inserts itself into politics with new tools that help elected officials reach constituents

While anyone could enter a fake address and pretend to be a constituent, Facebook has put controls in place to limit those bad actors. For starters, Facebook users can only be a verified constituent based on one address at a time – and, if a person changes their address, their badge is removed from prior posts. Facebook also limits the number of times an address can be changed, we understand.

The idea with the badges is to make it easier for elected officials to determine which Facebook comments, questions and concerns are being shared by those they actually represent. Whether or not they’ll treat these sentiments with the same degree of importance as they would a phone call, email, or letter remains to be seen. ReadMore…

‘Transformers’ star urges celebs to avoid politics

While the Katy Perrys, Clint Eastwoods and other Hollywood heavyweights of the world blast out their take on Washington and are well known for weighing in on Washington, the 44-year-old actor and former model says he tends to stay far away from the political spotlight.

 

“I don’t like to get involved politically at all,” Duhamel said. Read More…

Jeff Sessions committed the one sin Donald Trump can’t forgive

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions was once Donald Trump’s truest, most loyal friend — the first major backer of the billionaire’s presidential campaign and a major ally for his get-tough policies on immigration.

No more.
 
According to CNN reporting, Sessions threatened to quit his post amid repeated clashes with Trump, who has grown increasingly unhappy with the performance of his attorney general.
Why? It’s simple: Sessions admitted he did something wrong. He made a concession that, in Trump’s mind, is the root of many of the Russia-related problems he is now dealing with. Read More…

Obama and Trudeau bring the bromance back

Rumors spread that Trubama (Obdeau? Barstin? Jurack?) was over last month at the G-7 summit of world leaders, when photos of Trudeau with just-elected French President Emmanuel Macron suggested there was a new transnational leading man in Trudeau’s life.
Macron and Trudeau (Macreau? Trucron?) walked side by side through a gorgeous Italian landscape, pausing to share ideas and discuss world issues in front of a shining view of the Ionian Sea. Their lingering looks of admiration and not-visibly-painful handshakes made the world collectively let out a dreamy sigh. Read More…

North Korea slams Trump’s decision to pull out of Paris accord as ‘the height of egotism’

In a statement published Tuesday on Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and attributed to an unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesman, the isolated country warned that “global warming is one of the gravest challenges humankind is facing today” and praised the Paris accord for its attempt to stop it.

Noting that the Trump administration had announced on June 1 that the United States would leave the landmark agreement, the unnamed official attributed the decision to Trump’s “America First” policy and to ignorance “of the fact that the protection of the global environment is in their own interests.” Read More…

Trump’s sons recommend the high road they usually don’t take

“Morals have flown out the window,” Eric Trump lamented on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Tuesday night. “We deserve so much better than this as a country, and, you know, it’s so sad.”

In the same interview, Eric Trump said this of his father’s critics: “To me, they’re not even people.”

In an interview that aired earlier Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Donald Trump Jr. said Kathy Griffin “deserves everything that’s coming to her,” after she posed for a photograph with a bloody mask meant to simulate the president’s severed head. Read More…

Florida: MMJ Bill To Receive Vote By Full Legislature Today

On Thursday, Florida lawmakers passed a smokeless medical marijuana bill in both the House and Senate – setting the stage for a Friday vote on the state’s contentious MMJ legislation. If passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Scott, the bill would initially allow a total of 17 cultivation licenses throughout the state. Approved to operate up to 25 dispensaries each, the total number of cultivation licenses would be increased based on future population growth, according to the Sun Sentinel Read More…