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Republicans Reverse Course on Cannabis, Revealing Widespread GOP Support for Legalization

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What was once considered the skunky drug of choice for lazy stoners and teenaged troublemakers has seen a massive resurgence in rebranding in recent years, and the Republican Party appears to be largely on-board with this transformation.

Marijuana, a plant whose medicinal benefits have now been shown to far outweigh its negative effects, is becoming an enormous industry here in the United States – despite the fact that the drug is still technically illegal at the federal level.  This hasn’t stopped a majority of US States from allowing some form of use legally, whether that be medicinal, recreational, or simply decriminalized pot.

Now, in a stunning shift among the GOP, it appears as though one of marijuana’s last legislative hurdles is about to be cleared.

Nearly half of Republican voters support federally decriminalizing cannabis, and GOP lawmakers are now beginning to reflect their constituents’ view by increasingly supporting broad legalization at the state and federal level.

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“We need the federal government just to get out of the way,” said Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), who introduced the first Republican bill in Congress to decriminalize marijuana, tax and regulate the industry and expunge certain records this past week. She pointed to more than 70 percent of Americans supporting the idea.

Stronger Republican involvement could hasten a snowball effect on Capitol Hill, where Democrats lead the charge on decriminalization but lack results. It could also chip away at Democrats’ ability to use cannabis legalization to excite progressives and younger voters as the midterms approach.

“When the culture becomes more accepting of something, even the most resistant groups get tugged along,” said Dan Judy, vice president of North Star Opinion Research, which focuses on Republican politics. “I don’t want to directly conflate marijuana legalization with something like gay marriage, but I think there’s a similar dynamic at play.”

Marijuana legalization has been enormously beneficial to locales who’ve embraced the once-foreboding plant, particularly in the realm of regulation and taxation.

Furthermore, both Mexico and Canada have worked to make the plant federally legal.  With America enjoying a much more potent and lengthy growing season, the addition of marijuana to the list of our nation’s cash crops could bring in billions of dollars of business should we begin exporting American pot to our northern and southern neighbors.

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A Socio-Political View of Today’s High Profile Cases | Schaftlein Report

Guest: Dr. Carole Lieberman – Forensic Psychiatrist and Expert Witness

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A Socio-Political View of Today’s High Profile Cases | Schaftlein Report
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Guest: Dr. Carole Lieberman – Forensic Psychiatrist and Expert Witness
Topics:
1) A Post Trial Analysis of the Rittenhouse Case – Why the jury got it right and the media got it wrong
*What the judge, jury and defendant will go through post trial
2) The Non-Event Diplomatic Boycott of the Chinese Hosting the Winter Olympics – China laughs it off – No change in Sponsorship
*Why is Biden doing this other than moral support for those in forced labor in China?
3) Why are some members of the Media blaming the Media for Biden’s poor polling numbers?
4) Biden and Putin Speak had Video Conference over rising Ukraine tensions – Biden’s credibility on the line as Russia faced nominal problems after it annexed Crimea – Economic Sanctions Warning?
5) White Suburban Women shifting toward Republicans, reversing the trend in Virginia Elections aftermath
6) Just 22% of Voters want Biden to run in 2024 – Harris is at 12%

https://rumble.com/embed/vnrod2/?pub=4 A Socio-Political View of Today’s High Profile Cases | Schaftlein Report —————– Guest: Dr. Carole Lieberman – Forensic Psychiatrist and Expert Witness Topics: 1) A Post Trial Analysis of the Rittenhouse Case – Why the jury got it right and the media got it wrong *What the judge, jury and defendant will go through post trial 2) The Non-Event Diplomatic Boycott of the Chinese Hosting the Winter Olympics – China laughs it off – No change in Sponsorship *Why is Biden doing this other than moral support for those in forced labor in China? 3) Why are some members of the Media blaming the Media for Biden’s poor polling numbers? 4) Biden and Putin Speak had Video Conference over rising Ukraine tensions – Biden’s credibility on the line as Russia faced nominal problems after it annexed Crimea – Economic Sanctions Warning? 5) White Suburban Women shifting toward Republicans, reversing the trend in Virginia Elections aftermath 6) Just 22% of Voters want Biden to run in 2024 – Harris is at 12%

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Polling Shows Abysmal Support for Biden Reelection…Among Democrats

The numbers are simply staggering.

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US President Joe Biden’s approval ratings are abysmal.  They’re so terrible, in fact, that the White House really has no way of denying it any longer.  Instead, they’ve turned to a strategy of simply suggesting that Biden will run for reelection again, essentially putting off all of the controversy until the voters have a chance to chime in.

It’s a slick trick, that’s for sure, but the latest polling among Democrats now shows why this is a terrible idea.

Just over one-third of Democrats want to see President Joe Biden as the candidate on the 2024 Democrat presidential ticket, an I&I/TIPP poll released Monday found.

The survey asked respondents, “Who do you want to see run for president on the Democratic ticket in 2024?”

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Overall, 22 percent said Biden, followed by 12 percent who said Vice President Kamala Harris, four percent who said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and three percent who said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The remaining potential candidates garnered two percent support or less. Thirty-one percent, overall, say they are unsure.

It gets worse…

Even among Democrats, specifically, Biden fails to see overwhelming support, as only 37 percent say they want to see him run again on the Democrat ticket in the next presidential election cycle. Another 16 percent of Democrats chose Harris, and 13 percent, overall, remain unsure.

37 percent of independents say they are “not sure” who they want to see run on the Democrat ticket, but only eight percent say it should be Biden.

And then, in a troubling blow to Biden’s perceived ability to snatch up votes in the political middle, only 8% of independents said that they were in favor of Biden running again.

US President Joe Biden’s approval ratings are abysmal.  They’re so terrible, in fact, that the White House really has no way of denying it any longer.  Instead, they’ve turned to a strategy of simply suggesting that Biden will run for reelection again, essentially putting off all of the controversy until the voters have a chance to chime in. It’s a slick trick, that’s for sure, but the latest polling among Democrats now shows why this is a terrible idea. Just over one-third of Democrats want to see President Joe Biden as the candidate on the 2024 Democrat presidential ticket, an I&I/TIPP poll released Monday found. The survey asked respondents, “Who do you want to see run for president on the Democratic ticket in 2024?” Overall, 22 percent said Biden, followed by 12 percent who said Vice President Kamala Harris, four percent who said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and three percent who said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The remaining potential candidates garnered two percent support or less. Thirty-one percent, overall, say they are unsure. It gets worse… Even among Democrats, specifically, Biden fails to see overwhelming support, as only 37 percent say they want to see him run again on the Democrat ticket in the next presidential election cycle. Another 16 percent of Democrats chose Harris, and 13 percent, overall, remain unsure. 37 percent of independents say they are “not sure” who they want to see run on the Democrat ticket, but only eight percent say it should be Biden. And then, in a troubling blow to Biden’s perceived ability to snatch up votes in the political middle, only 8% of independents said that they were in favor of Biden running again.

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