What is ALEC?

About ALEC The American Legislative Exchange Council is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. ALEC's activities, while legal,[14] received public scrutiny after being reported by liberal groups in 2011 and after news reports from outlets such as The New York Times …

Marijuana lobby goes mainstream

By Reid Wilson - 02/01/17 06:00 AM EST State regulators and government officials involved in crafting rules for the budding legal and medical marijuana industry are going to pot.  In a sign that the budding marijuana industry is moving away from the fringes and into the political mainstream, into the political mainstream, a number of …

KY Lobbyists evade state law

FRANKFORT -- Lobbyists of the General Assembly are forbidden by state law from making campaign contributions to candidates for the Kentucky House or Senate. But they are allowed to give contributions to state political parties, which this year have no higher priority than electing their candidates in the high-stakes races that will decide control of …

Cannabis at the Capitol: Marijuana industry leaders lobby Congress

By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times - Thursday, May 12, 2016 Three Democratic lawmakers will herald the start of a two-day lobbying effort by marijuana entrepreneurs on Capitol Hill. Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Ed Perlmutter of Colorado plus Denny Heck of Washington joined the National Cannabis Industry Association for a press conference Thursday just …

“I’m Ben Droz, and we’re going lobbying”….

Above:  Big Hemp’s main man in Washington, 27-year-old Ben Droz Ben Droz loosened the red paisley tie around his neck, pulled the knot over his head and replaced it with a skinny black cord made of hemp with sterling silver tassels at the ends. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a couple of …