Category: Politics

Very Fake News: CNN Pushes Refurbished Russia Conspiracy, Inaccurately Claims Investment Fund Under Investigation

CNN’s Thomas Frank on Thursday evening published what would have been considered an explosive report if remotely true: One anonymous source told him both the Treasury Department and Senate Intelligence Committee are probing a Russian investment fund with ties to several senior finance world leaders close to President Trump. Only problem? Both Trump administration officials and those close to Senate GOP leadership say it’s simply untrue.

Lawmakers set to approve marijuana as a treatment for menstrual cramps

Women who experience debilitating menstrual cramps could soon be allowed to take marijuana for relief, at least in the state of New York where lawmakers are currently mulling the approval of including dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps) as one of the health conditions that allow medical marijuana. However, gynecologists say that more research needs to be done to recommend marijuana as a cure for menstrual cramps, the DailyMail.co.uk reported.

Leafly Interview: Dirty Trickster Roger Stone Talks Cannabis Legalization & Trump

Roger Stone, the notorious GOP political operative and longtime Donald Trump advisor, typically makes headlines for shadowy operations and unhinged outbursts. He’s been booted from Twitter for threatening journalists, once tweeting “DIE BITCH” at New York Times editor Jill Abramson. Racist, misogynist comments got him banned from CNN, MSNBC, and even Fox News. Currently, he’s a figure of interest in the many investigations into the Trump campaign’s Russian connections. But this week he’s in the news for an unexpected and strangely welcome move: Stone has formed an organization to pressure President Trump to honor his states’ rights pledge regarding cannabis legalization.