PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “The Coming Crackdown on Pot” / The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartmann ☮

Big Picture Panel: Janaya Khan, Black Lives Matter-Canada/Gender Justice L.A. & Dave McCulloch, Capitol Media Partners. Is the bold new world of marijuana legalization about to go up in smoke under President Trump?

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.”