Rand Paul Mocks Democrats For Failing To Pass Marijuana Banking In Annual Festivus Grievances List

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) kept up his “Festivus” tradition on Thursday, marking the Seinfeld-popularized holiday with an airing of grievances that includes slamming Democrats for failing to advance marijuana banking reform despite having a congressional majority and control of the presidency. This is at least the fifth time that Paul has talked about cannabis in his annual Twitter thread. “Democrats control the House, Senate and White House and we still can’t get cannabis banking reform bills passed,” he wrote, referencing the bipartisan Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. That bill has cleared the House in some form five times, but disagreement among Democrats over marijuana policy priorities derailed the latest attempt to pass it as part of a large-scale defense bill. Democrats control the House, Senate and White House and we still can’t get cannabis banking reform bills passed. This should be a complete no brainer, as so many states have legalized now and we need business to operate. — Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2021 “This should be a complete no brainer, as so many states have legalized now and we need business to operate,” he said. “I would go much further and end the federal war on a plant entirely, but at LEAST let legal business operate as legal business.” “It probably doesn’t help that the two Democrat leaders are almost as old as the movie Reefer Madness, and clearly gave it two thumbs up when they watched it,” he said, apparently referencing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). It probably doesn’t help that the two Democrat leaders are almost as old as the movie Reefer Madness, and clearly gave it two thumbs up when they watched it. — Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2021   For what it’s…

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