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February 4, 2019

Photo courtesy of Sen. Harris’ Press Office

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) outlines her cannabis position in her recent book “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.” Harris announced her candidacy in the 2020 presidential race during an MLK Day appearance on “Good Morning America.” Source: “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey” by Kamala Harris

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Judge Karen Gievers of Florida’s Second Circuit was without sympathy for the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in her decision in a lawsuit brought by Florida medical cannabis producer Trulieve. Gievers determined that both the state Legislature and DOH did not have authority to restrict the medical cannabis industry by implementing a smoking ban. She called the amendment that legalized medical cannabis a ‘game changer’ with which the Department of Health and Legislature … have not complied.” Source: Public Record of Leon County

Retiring House member Bob Brady (D-PA) told The [Philadelphia] Inquirer reporter Claudia Vargas that he would try cannabis despite it being against federal law to do so. Brady has been a consistent supporter of federal cannabis legislation. He co-sponsored a bill earlier in 2018 that would have protected banks that do business with the cannabis industry. Source: Twitter