CANNABIS: “Senator Dianne Feinstein on Marijuana” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, Alison Hartson, and Jimmy Dore ☮

Why does California have a Senator that’s SO conservative that she’s LEADING the charge against medical marijuana? Cenk Uygur and Jimmy Dore discuss Senator Dianne Feinstein’s stance on marijuana with Justice Democrats candidate Alison Hartson.

CANNABIS: “Trump Administration Coming for Your Weed” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian ☮

A massive federal crackdown on marijuana may be coming. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. What you can do to take part in solving the climate crisis. Use your choice, use your voice, use your vote. https://inconvenientsequel.tumblr.com…

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made no secret of his feelings about marijuana legalization. Now he may be poised to kill the buzz of pot enthusiasts—legal and otherwise.

The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety is expected to issue a report next week that advocates believe will link cannabis use to violent crime, and will call for tougher sentences for growers, sellers and users.

An April memo from Sessions signaled tougher enforcement is on the way. In it, he wrote, “Task Force subcommittees will also undertake a review of existing policies in the areas of charging, sentencing, and marijuana to ensure consistency with the Department’s overall strategy on reducing violent crime and with Administration goals and priorities.”

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Bernie Sanders Destroys Christian Bigot During Confirmation Hearing” / The Young Turks / Ana Kasparian, and Grace Baldridge ☮

During a recent confirmation hearing Senator Bernie Sanders took a Trump nominee to task for bigoted comments about Muslims.

SCIENTIFICALLY ILLITERATE CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN BIGOTED ASSHOLERY: “You Probably Don’t Want to Work for Steve Harvey” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, and Ana Kasparian ☮

Steve Harvey on Atheism!

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CANNABIS: “Republicans Flipping on Legal Weed?” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian ☮

“COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son’s six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative Republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation.

“My mindset has changed from somebody who looked down on it as a negative substance to saying, ‘This has benefits,'” Bedingfield said recently.

The 50-year-old teetotaler believes marijuana may effectively wean addicts from an opioid dependence. Ultimately, the Marine veteran hopes medical marijuana can be an alternative to people being prescribed OxyContin or other opioid painkillers to begin with, helping curb an epidemic he’s seen destroy families of all economic levels.

Two decades after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, efforts to let patients legally access pot are slowly taking root in the South.”

CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN BIGOTRY: “Ellen Cancels Famous Gospel Singer After Anti-Gay Comments” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, and Ana Kasparian ☮

Ellen DeGeneres has decided to rescind a show invitation to famous gospel singer Kim Burrell after a video of Burrell saying homophobic things was released online. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss Kim Burrell’s bigoted comments and Ellen’s response.