Rand Paul solicits donations from drug dealers

In the movie Scarface, Colombian drug lord Alberto Sosa hires Tony Montana to kill someone who is about to expose his connections to politicians.  Back in those days, it didn't look good for politicians to be seen receiving money from drug dealers, for obvious reasons. Fast-forward to 2015, where Senator Rand Paul is openly soliciting contributions from drug dealers. Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business. Paul's fundraiser at the Cannabis Business Summit - tickets started at $2,700, the maximum donation allowed for the primary contest - came as the marijuana industry approached its first presidential campaign as a legal enterprise. The candidate entered the closed-door fundraiser through a private hallway, instead of visiting the convention floor or meeting pot business...(Read Full Post)