I would wel­come a show­down with Trump.”

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dis­pen­sary in Flor­ida with plans to open more. Coral Reefer prod­ucts will in­clude vape pens, ed­i­bles and top­i­cals. Now Par­rot­heads will re­ally be able to waste away in Mar­gar­i­taville. Mu­si­cian

In 2017, the Gram­my­win­ning singer-song­writer was ar­rested in con­nec­tion with mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion at the Canada-u.s. bor­der, later plead­ing guilty to a mis­de­meanor charge. “I’m “in good com­pany,” Etheridge told Va­ri­ety at the time. “I feel like a rock star now.” Her Santa Cruz-based pot com­pany Etheridge Farms, an­nounced in 2016, has yet to get off the ground, but Etheridge is held in high re­gard as a long­time ad­vo­cate; she’s backed med­i­cal use since she was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in 2004.

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New Rules

HBO’S “Real Time With Bill Ma­her” host is a strong ad­vo­cate for le­gal­iz­ing weed and par­takes daily.

fi­nance in­dus­try veteran Levin put to­gether the 2017 deal that pur­chased Trans High Corp., long­time owner of the ven­er­a­ble High Times brand, which in­cludes a mag­a­zine founded in 1974. Since then, High Times Hold­ings has ex­panded its net­work of pop­u­lar Cannabis Cup com­pe­ti­tion events from Am­s­ter­dam to Alaska, pur­chased the Reg­gae on the River fes­ti­val and added Cul­ture and green­mar­ke­tre­port.com to its pub­lish­ing sta­ble.


TV Host, Co­me­dian

The “Real Time” host re­mains the strong­est voice for mar­i­juana le­gal­iza­tion on cable, rarely miss­ing a chance to re­mind HBO view­ers, as well as panel par­tic­i­pants, that he par­takes on a daily ba­sis. Ma­her’s top neme­sis: Pres­i­dent Trump, the in­spi­ra­tion for the co­me­dian’s reg­u­lar rants on his show and in stand-up con­certs. bought a piece of High Times’ own­er­ship last year and con­tin­ues to de­velop his Ocean Grown Ex­tracts prod­uct line based in Coalinga, Calif. His Den­ver shop, Damian Mar­ley’s Stony Hill, in part­ner­ship with Tru Cannabis, fea­tures his own cus­tom strain, Damian Mar­ley Speak­life OG.



The mu­sic in­dus­try’s most fa­mous oc­to­ge­nar­ian (he’s 85) keeps bar­rel­ing along at a clip usu­ally re­served for some­one half his age. He’s re­leased two al­bums this year, “Last Man Stand­ing” in April and “My Way,” a trib­ute to Frank Si­na­tra, ear­lier this month. His ex­ten­sive Wil­lie’s Re­serve cannabis prod­uct line, avail­able in mul­ti­ple le­gal states, in­cludes buds, car­tridges and choco­lates cour­tesy of his wife, An­nie.



The likely next gov­er­nor of Cal­i­for­nia (he’s lieu­tenant gov­er­nor now) helped pass the state’s le­gal mar­i­juana law, Prop. 64, in 2016. “As gov­er­nor,” the can­di­date’s web­site reads, “Gavin will con­tinue to step up and step into this de­bate.” If he wins, Newsom will cer­tainly have his hands full un­tan­gling the state’s cum­ber­some mar­i­juana reg­u­la­tions.


Ac­tress, Politi­cian

The up­start can­di­date for New York gov­er­nor is a stage and screen ac­tress best known for her role as spunky at­tor­ney Mi­randa Hobbes on “Sex and the City.” Nixon star­tled the New York Demo­cratic es­tab­lish­ment with her bold run against two-term Gov. An­drew Cuomo. Seiz­ing the mar­i­juana le­gal­iza­tion is­sue in New York, which has lagged be­hind other states, she’s been able to push Cuomo to the left on a sub­ject he hadn’t tra­di­tion­ally took much in­ter­est in. De­spite los­ing the Demo­cratic pri­mary on Sept. 13, Nixon will con­tinue to op­pose Cuomo as the Work­ing Fam­i­lies Party can­di­date on Nov. 6.

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