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Joe Biden's daughter-in-law spotted at cannabis dispensary with Secret Service detail

Aug 3, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Report surfaces as calls for federal action on cannabis decriminalization grow louder.

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Although U.S. President Joe Biden remains non-committal on legalizing cannabis federally, his daughter-in-law was recently spotted purchasing some legal wares from a shop in California.

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Daily Mail reports that Melissa Cohen, 35, visited a Malibu dispensary last month. The publication claims that Cohen, who is the wife of Hunter Biden, was escorted by a Secret Service agent as she ran errands, including purchasing a “small, unidentified” item from 99 High Tide, a legal dispensary. 

  1. FILE: President-elect Joe Biden addresses the media about the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 10, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del. /

    Joe Biden commutes sentences of 75 people with non-violent drug offences

  2. U.S. President Joe Biden listens to Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as they talk to journalists in the Oval Office on July 12, 2022.  Biden’s approval rating now sits at 33 per cent, and 64 per cent of Democrats say they want a new presidential candidate in time for the next election, writes Sabrina Maddeaux.

    Democrats send letter to President Biden urging him to legalize cannabis

  3. Asked about his performance on decriminalizing cannabis, the percentages were less than complimentary. /

    Just 23 per cent of Americans say President Joe Biden has made good on promise to advance cannabis decriminalization

Earlier in July, a group of Democrats,  including Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker, sent a letter to the Biden Administration urging them to deschedule cannabis and clear the names of all individuals convicted of non-violent cannabis offences.

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“The administration’s failure to coordinate a timely review of its cannabis policy is harming thousands of Americans, slowing research and depriving Americans of their ability to use marijuana for medical or other purposes,” reads the letter.

Earlier this year, a U.S. poll found that less than a quarter of respondents believe President Biden has made meaningful progress on decriminalizing cannabis.

The survey of 1,500 U.S. residents found that seven per cent of those polled reported that Biden had done “a lot” on the decriminalization file, while 16 per cent respond “some,” 15 per cent indicated “only a little,” 39 per cent suggested “none.” The remaining respondents were “not sure.”

In April, President Biden commuted the sentences of 75 people with non-violent drug offences.

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Many of the affected individuals “have been serving on home confinement during the COVID-pandemic” and “would have received a lower sentence if they were charged with the same offence today,” according to a statement from the Whitehouse. 

That same month, aSSRS poll found 69 per cent of U.S. respondents believe weed should be legalized for recreational use.

Last year, the Washington Post reported that, days ahead of his departure from office, former President Trump requested Secret Service security protection to be extended for a period of six months to protect Trump’s children.

The Post reported that from 2017 to 2019, Trump family members took more than 4,500 trips requiring the Secret Service to travel alongside them, per Yahoo!

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