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Medical marijuana supporters take another $34.5K in August

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The committee backing a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in the Sunshine State raised $34,526 between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12 according to newly filed campaign finance reports. People United for Medical Marijuana took in 61 contributions during the weeklong reporting period, with the majority coming in from individuals donating less than $100 each. D.C.-based group Marijuana Policy Project was the top donor for the period with a $20,000 check Aug. 10, followed by Alachua resident Michael Singer with…

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The anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

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Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago. White House hopefuls in both parties are taking donations from people in the new marijuana industry, which is investing heavily in political activism as a route to expanded legalization and landed its first major candidate, Rand Paul, at a trade show last month. Several Republicans, like Democrats, are saying they won’t interfere with states that are legalizing a drug still forbidden under federal law. And at conservative policy…

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