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 March 3, 2016

bernie sanders marijuanaI was passed along a info about a couple of Oregon cannabis companies teaming up to donate a portion of sales revenue to the Bernie Sanders campaign. See the story below via a press release I received:

As the 2016 presidential election draws closer new light is being shed on many political issues. One issue that has been getting much more attention in this year’s debates than in previous election years is the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana. According to Pew Research Center Polls, about six in 10 Democrats support marijuana legalization, with that number jumping to nearly 75 percent in millennial democrats. In 2008, no major candidate supported decriminalization during the debates. As legalization continues to move to the forefront of American politics candidates are being forced to voice an opinion.

The first major presidential candidate to speak in support of marijuana legalization is Bernie Sanders. “The time is long overdue for us to take marijuana off the federal government’s list of outlawed drugs,” he said. “In my view, states should have the right to regulate marijuana the same way that state and local laws now govern sales of alcohol and tobacco.” Bernie has recognized the importance of continuing medical marijuana research in an effort to educate the American public about cannabis’ health benefits. He has spoken in great detail about his stance on removing marijuana from the Schedule 1 drug list in order to lessen the burden on the already overwhelmed criminal justice system. He’s also identified legalization of marijuana as an incredibly strong tool in increasing tax revenue as demonstrated by Colorado’s recent legalization of marijuana.

The cannabis community believes we all deserve a president who will rally to reschedule cannabis and transform America’s Cannabis policies. In our opinion, Bernie Sanders is the best and most likely candidate to appropriately represent the needs of our community. For all these reasons Foster Buds and Farmer 12 are excited to announce they have combined efforts to raise funds and awareness for Bernie Sanders. Effective immediately Foster Buds and Farmer 12 will be running a “Burn One For Bernie” promotion. What this means is that for every Farmer 12 pre-rolled joint sold, Foster Buds and Farmer 12 will be donating 10% of each sale directly to Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign. Both parties will donate individually until they both meet the legal donation limit. Also for a limited time we will be giving away a free Farmer 12 t-shirt with each joint, while supplies last. Foster Buds and Farmer 12 would like to encourage any Bernie supporters to join our effort in raising as much money possible to help Bernie become the next President of the United States. If you would like to participate in our promotion please visit Foster Buds at 5522 SE Foster Road. Portland, OR 97206 or call us at 503-444-7433.

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  13 Responses to “Oregon Cannabis Companies Donate Portion Of Sales Revenue To Bernie Sanders Campaign”

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    It will be interesting to see if the USA will elect him as Canadians, by a big margin, did for Justin Trudeau with this issue as a part of it.

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    More corporatocracy.

    Why not just sell at lower prices and let those dollars get donated by individual citizens instead of this funneling money from businesses to politics?

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    Now that legal cannabis money is funding politicians, we are more likely to see change. Money talks, BS walks, and to expand legal markets “ganjapreneurs” have to support nationwide reform. I look forward to the end of the “War on Drugs/War on American Citizens”. We have became an Oligarchy…our democracy went the way of the Dinosaur, Dodo Bird, and Tasmanian Wolf. There is too much money fighting for Prohition to succeed without money fighting against it. It sucks, I get it, but I’ll take any development for what it is.

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      LOL..

      I guess rule buy businesses is cool when its in your favor

      What of Monsanto?
      I thought you hated their profits funding politics and their tech?

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      So your saying all the Corporate funding of government is cool when its in your favor?

      Don’t you hate Monsanto and their lobbying of government?

      What about Budweiser and Marlboro?

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        No it isn’t cool, and not the way it should be…but I live in this system and the truth is the truth. The addition of financial interests can’t help but force the issue…(these are just my opinions)

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          Its too bad you accept progress that benefits you by any means necessary.

          I’m disgusted by the involvement of businesses in politics no matter what their cause.

          Its very hypocritical to complain of corporate money only when its against your desires.

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            Well I agree that it isn’t the way it should be. I’m also realistic enough to call a hammer a hammer…no matter how much I wish that hammer were to be a wrench, it remains a hammer. I don’t like the system we have, I can tell you don’t either. You want to call me out for calling the addition of money to ending prohibition, a step towards ending prohibition? I can be disgusted all I want, but it doesn’t change the fact that in America, he with the most money makes the rules. Addition of money= change…regardless of how I feel…(again this is my opinion) Besides are you going to keep prohibition around because you dislike the methods of the powers that be?

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            If they’re contributing to Bernie I’d buy their products. At least once. Here in SE Pa. we can only watch.

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            Bongstar, our resident free market troll, how ya doin?

            I bet 150 years ago you would have stood outside Karl Marx’s house and heckled him for paying for his food instead of redistributing it to himself.

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        There is a difference between small business and huge corporations

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    More corporatocracy.

    Why not just charge lower prices and let the individual citizens make their donations instead of funneling political support through businesses?

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    You mail your products to Pennsylvania, right?

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