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Looking for a true miracle in the world today? How about marijuana law reform in the age of Trump? The past few months have brought good news for the cause of pot decriminalization, including a ringing endorsement from Chuck Schumer and a shocking directive from the White House for law enforcement to respect states’ rights. Somewhere, Jeff Sessions is weeping.

Any socio-economic progress, including legal pot, leaves someone out in the cold and needing a new career path. In this case it’s Cheech Martin and Tommy Chong, long-time marijuana advocates who can’t afford sage seeds now that need for their work is diminishing. Stephen Colbert finds the legendary comedians in a surprisingly bad mood during a live interview on The Late Show. 

Pot “used to be rebellious,” laments Cheech. “This news sucks.” Chong complains that even “John Boner” (Boehner) is no longer a convenient comic foil. But don’t worry. Martin, Chong and Colbert find plenty of other ways to be funny…as you might imagine.

Click for a few non-stoner laughs.

Amy Coney Barrett

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Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States.

According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day."

"The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia," the Times reported.

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