Skeptics question the sudden push for marijuana legalization, which is largely funded by wealthy investors linked to Big Agriculture and Big Pharma.
It was inevitable that the GOP would nominate someone like Donald Trump: an "outsider" who openly advocates nationalist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant sentiments.
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