PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Is Trump About to Come for You and Your Pot?” / The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartmann ☮

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses the Trump administration’s war on drugs and what it means for states’ marijuana legalization with Lt. Commander Diane Goldstein (Ret.). Then, Thom talks to Valerie Ervin of the Working Families Party and Kymone Freeman of We Act Radio about adviser Stephen Miller’s comments on the judiciary, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach advising Trump to crack down on voter fraud.

CANNABIS: “Republican Fearmonger Chris Christie Makes Stuff Up About Weed” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

On Monday night, New Jersey Governor and Donald Trump transition team member Chris Christie did his monthly “Ask the Governor” radio show on WKXW-FM in Trenton. Never one to mix words, the governor made a number of colorful comments, but none more so than when a caller asked him about his role as New Jersey’s foremost obstacle to the legalization of recreational marijuana. Christie not only had no qualms about admitting that he’s standing in the way of the pro-marijuana efforts, but admonished his opponents for pushing legislation that would bring in “blood money.”

CANNABIS: “‘Good People Don’t Smoke Marijuana’ – Trump’s Attorney General Pick” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

As a close ally and early supporter of President-elect Donald Trump, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions has recently been nominated as attorney general. His record on race is so alarming that it’s not at all surprising to see him on Trump’s team.

CANNABIS: “Big Victories for Marijuana, Minimum Wage and ‘Right to Die’ Laws” / RT America / Manila Chan ☮

Donald Trump wasn’t the only big winner on election night: Several states passed major ballot measures that are raising eyebrows. Four states voted to both legalize recreational marijuana as well as to increase the minimum wage. Colorado passed a “right to die” law which legalizes assisted suicide in the state and Nebraska voted to repeal their ban on the death penalty. RT America’s Manila Chan has the report.