Sen. Patrick Leahy accepted a $1000 contribution from a national marijuana legalization organization. The donation was ticketed for the 2022 primary, when Leahy is up for re-election. Should our senior senator be taking money from a group that makes millions of dollars from a federally-prohibited practice - the sale of marijuana?
"Although SAFE is unlikely to reach the Senate, the accepted contribution would appear to signal to Vermont’s Democratic Party candidates up and down the 2020 ticket that if it’s okay for their senior elected official to accept marijuana industry contributions, maybe it’s okay for them, too. If so, the Leahy contribution could be a factor in the 2020 statewide election.”
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