Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gravel is new CEO of Cannabis Sativa subsidiary

Ex-senator from Alaska to run marijuana company | OnPolitics - Catalina Camia:

December 30, 2014 - "A former U.S. senator from Alaska who made a quixotic bid for president in 2008 has a new gig — as CEO of a marijuana company.

"KUSH will be led by Mike Gravel, a senator from 1969 to 1981 who tried to make a comeback in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. Gravel has been a critic of the war on drugs since Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, classifying marijuana in a category set aside for the most dangerous of drugs with a high potential for abuse.

"KUSH, a subsidiary of Cannabis Sativa Inc., will offer a pot lozenge called the Kubby. 'I’m anxious to assist in bringing this important resource to a broader market in a serious and credible way,' said Gravel, who has been on the parent company’s board of directors.

"Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical use. Voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia approved ballot initiatives in November to legalize pot — joining Colorado and Washington state. Congress, however, nixed D.C.’s pot legalization plan when it passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill earlier this month.

"Gravel isn’t the only person tied to Cannabis Sativa who knows his way around politics.

"Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, who ran for the GOP nomination for president in 2012 before becoming the Libertarian Party nominee, is CEO of Cannabis Sativa."

Read more: http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2014/12/30/mike-gravel-marijuana-legalization-senate/
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See also: Mike Gravel joins Libertarian Party (2008) by George J. Dance

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