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Sonny Perdue just says no to growing medicinal marijuana in Georgia

2:00 pm Jul. 13, 2017

This article previously appeared in the Daily Jolt:

The backers of an effort to expand Georgia’s medical marijuana program won’t be able to rely on support from the nation’s top farm official.

Former Gov. Sonny Perdue, now Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary, said a measure that would allow farmers to cultivate medical marijuana in Georgia is “against federal law” and indicated he would oppose the effort.

“The fact is I think it’s a

How Tom Price’s stock trading could impact his Senate confirmation

8:30 am Dec. 23, 2016

Real talk: We had a short and sweet Morning Jolt with several “Seinfeld” references queued up for you to mark this most glorious day of Festivus. That was until a little Tom Price news threw a wrench into our evening…


Initially, we had an item ready about how Democrats, essentially powerless from stopping Cabinet nominees such as Price, were planning to frame him and several of Donald Trump’s other picks