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As Campaigns Heat Up…

By Becky DeKeuster

Suddenly, signs of fall are popping up everywhere. Trees are starting to blaze red and orange; sweaters are making their annual migration out of their summer hideaways; and political ads are stacked back-to-back in every commercial break on TV.

While candidates scramble to differentiate themselves from their opponents, there’s one item that almost all of them seem to agree on, across party lines and at every level of government: it is too politically risky to endorse the legalization of cannabis. (Voters take note: Shenna Bellows and Diane Russell are two remarkable exceptions to this rule, as are the 13 Independent Green Party candidates.)

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