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PART I: Cannabis Courts the Grand Old Party

The cannabis debate in Congress is being reshaped along GOP-friendly lines.

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Cannabis Goes To Washington

A burgeoning industry is using its money to influence politics, and finding new GOP allies in the process. But there may be a price.

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An Anti-Cannabis Crusader Ramps Up for the Midterms—and Beyond

The leading anti-cannabis organization, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, is raising unprecedented money. Here’s where it’s throwing its weight.

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MedMen Requests Refund from Conservative Immigration PAC but Donation Still Draws Criticism

After Cannabis Wire revealed that MedMen and other leading cannabis businesses donated to a PAC called What A Country!, MedMen requested a refund, saying it had been unaware that the PAC supported anti-immigration candidates

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Cynthia Nixon’s “No Corporate Donations” Position Includes Big Cannabis Money Gov. Cuomo Welcomes

Unlike Cynthia Nixon, NY Gov. Cuomo has not voiced support for legalization, but he has accepted nearly $100,000 from big cannabis industry players

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The Short Sweet Life of a Cannabis-Industry PAC

Before it was quickly terminated, a Republican PAC called the Federalist Freedom Fund took in $187,000—all from the cannabis industry

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Why Are Cannabis Industry Leaders Donating to Anti-Immigration Candidates?

Most of the money going to the conservative immigration PAC What A Country! comes from cannabis companies