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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Spreads Marijuana Myths
Speaking to the Native American Housing Association this week, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson strayed into the marijuana reform debate. Unfortunately, he has no grasp of the facts—not even a little.
Before he wandered off, Carson suggested that the federal government should take a “holistic” approach to housing in Indian Country and ensure that “low- and middle-income Native American families can enjoy comfortable housing just like everyone else.”
In his remarks about economic growth, Carson heaped praise on Trump for having added more than one million jobs since he landed in the White House.
However, this fact is absolutely untrue.
Senator Named to Marijuana Regulatory Post Opposed Legal Pot
BOSTON (AP) — A Democratic state senator who opposed the ballot question that legalized recreational marijuana was named Wednesday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker to the regulatory board that will oversee the cannabis industry in Massachusetts.
Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, of Leominster, is the first appointee to the five-member Cannabis Control Commission. She will serve as an associate commissioner beginning on Sept. 1 after resigning from her Senate seat at the end of the month.
The governor, in a statement, touted Flanagan’s experience in the Legislature on issues involving substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery as invaluable to the state’s goal of “effective, responsible and safe implementation of the adult use of marijuana.”
Flanagan played a key role in crafting a 2016 state law that offered several new approaches to stemming the deadly opioid addiction crisis. She opposed the marijuana initiative on the November ballot, citing concerns over unknown or unanswered questions about what legalization might mean to Massachusetts.
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