On its face, the strategy has merit. Both marijuana and privacy concerns raised by the National Security Agency scandals attract anti-Washington voters from liberals to libertarians.
Portland, Maine's largest city, legalized recreational marijuana overwhelmingly last year, but the state legislature has opposed measures to legalize, tax and regulate the drug. It has, however, allowed medical marijuana since 1999. "There is widespread support for more sensible drug-reform policy," says Bellows, who sells herself as a "daughter of a carpenter," raised without running water or electricity.
Two marijuana-advocacy groups have endorsed her--the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and Marijuana Policy Project (MPP).
|2016 Presidential contenders on Drugs:|
Mayor Rahm Emanuel(IL)
2016 Third Party Candidates:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg(I-NYC)
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