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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Why Canadians — Not Americans — Rule The Cannabis Industry

President Trump routinely waves his fist at alleged unfair trade practices, including at the hands of our good neighbor Canada. But what about playing fields that are uneven because the U.S. government makes them so? Witness the cannabis industry. It’s enjoying explosive growth worldwide, but Canadians are running away with the profits because Washington has shackled their American competitors.

It’s not that Americans are unacquainted with cannabis in all its forms. Cannabis is a family of flowering plants that includes both marijuana, which produces a high, and hemp, which does not. Most states have relaxed their marijuana laws to various extents.…

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T-Mobile Spent $195K At Trump Hotel As President Weighed Telecom Merger


T-Mobile spent $195,000 at Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel — which Trump still owns and profits from — after announcing a planned $26 billion merger with Sprint that requires federal approval, the Washington Post reports.

It’s the latest example of how Trump is able to unethically make “a lot of money” from his presidency, as House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings put in a recent interview.

T-Mobile disclosed the amount in a letter responding to Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who had inquired about a previous Post report on T-Mobile executives suddenly booking a lot of business at Trump’s hotel the day after the merger was announced.…

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Cohen Told Prosecutors About ‘Irregularities’ In Trump Business

President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen shared information about ‘possible irregularities’ in his former boss’s family business with federal prosecutors last month, according to a new report in the New York Times.

The report is not specific about what they discussed, and it is not clear what exactly the information may be used for. It also noted that Cohen discussed a donor to Trump’s inaugural committee, Imaad Zuberi, who was previously named in a subpoena for the committee’s records. Previous reports have suggested investigators are interested in the committee for potential crimes regarding the donation of foreign money or influence peddling.…

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