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Rosario Dawson Was Apparently ‘More Excited’ to Vote for Marijuana Legalization Than to Re-Elect Her Boyfriend, Senator Cory Booker

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It seems like Rosario Dawson is an enthusiastic marijuana user, according to her boyfriend, Senator Cory Booker.

As we have reported, legalized recreational drugs made huge strides this election year, with 15 states passing laws to legalize marijuana and Oregon voting to decriminalize all drugs. One of the states that voted to legalize marijuana was Senator Cory Booker’s home state of New Jersey.

While Booker made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss both his reelection and the state of the 2020 presidential race, Kimmel wanted to talk about something much more important: weed.

Kimmel introduced Booker as a senator from a state that legalized marijuana “just in the nick of time” and Booker was quick to laugh and play along. “Rosario was a little concerned that pot might have done better than me in the last election,” he said in response to Kimmel’s ribbing.

Kimmel then asked the question that all of us wanted to know: will Booker be indulging in some of the green flower to celebrate marijuana’s big win? At that point, Booker turned the camera to a surprise guest: a grinning Rosario Dawson.

Booker jokingly said: “I don’t know what she was more excited to do: vote for me as a new New Jersey resident, or vote for marijuana.”

Rosario Dawson took the joke in stride, saying that she was happy that she “got to vote for my man and I got to vote for marijuana” in the state of New Jersey.

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While Booker’s joke was funny, it appears that it has no basis in reality–Dawson seems to be overjoyed that her boo won back his seat. In fact, she was so happy that she posted a touching tribute to Booker on her Instagram page.

In fact, Dawson was so happy about Booker’s re-election that she posted a touching tribute to her boyfriend on Instagram explaining how “proud” and “grateful” she was of him.

“So proud of and grateful for you my love,” she wrote in her caption under an adorable black-and-white photo of the two of them. “I got to vote for you here in New Jersey and am so glad that you overwhelmingly and rightfully won your seat again. To know your leadership will continue to guide us with love, brilliance, patience, grace and effectiveness is the kind of representation and hope we need.”

Booker, as well, has also previously been effusive in his praise for Dawson. Last October, he was quoted as calling his girlfriend “an extraordinary person who has changed my life” and adding that he was “the happiest I’ve ever been in my personal life.”

Who knows? Maybe they’ll celebrate his win and the new law together.

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Menendez Brother Of 1989 Murders Forced Into Solitary Confinement After Receiving Hoax Marijuana Package In Prison

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Menendez Brother Of 1989 Murders Forced Into Solitary Confinement After Receiving Hoax Marijuana Package In Prison

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Just when you thought the Menendez brothers would be out of the public eye for good, a bizarre story thrusts them back into the spotlight.

Back in October, TMZ reported that Erik Menendez (of the notorious Menendez brothers murder duo) had received a package of marijuana at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.

Before the package could reach Menendez’s hands, a prison official intercepted it. Shortly after, Menendez was moved into solitary confinement, as receiving recreational drugs in jail is definitely a no-go.

According to TMZ, prison officials were investigating whether Menendez “planned on either distributing the weed or using it as currency, or whether it was just for his personal use.” But now, the case is closed.

Per the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, “the investigation is complete and the allegations against him were unfounded.”

There is no word about who would have thought to send Erik Menendez a package of marijuana while he is literally in federal prison. Sounds like someone who is almost as unhinged as he is.

Erik Mendenez, along with his brother Lyle Menendez, are both serving life sentences without parole for the murder of their parents, José and Kitty, Menéndez in 1989.

Back in the day, the trial of the Cuban-American Menendez brothers captured the attention of the nation.

The crime was incredibly unusual. Not only was it uncommon for two children to team up on the murder of both their parents, but the Menendez brothers seemingly had it all. The Menendez family was extremely wealthy and the boys were incredibly privileged–Lyle even attended Princeton University before he was suspended for plagiarism.

On August 20, 1989, a hysterical Lyle Hernandez called 911, claiming his parents had been murdered in their Beverly Hills home. When police arrived at the scene, they found José and Kitty Menéndez dead. José had been shot five times, while Kitty had been shot 10 times.

At first, 21-year-old Lyle and and 18-year-old Erik played the roles of grieving sons perfectly, so police didn’t suspect them.

But soon, the boys’ facades began to unravel. In the months following their parents’ vicious murders, Erik and Lyle began to spend their late parents’ fortune with abandon, buying luxury purchases like expenses watches and private tennis lessons.

The lavish spending provided police with an otherwise-absent motive and they began to investigate the brothers for their parents’ murders. In March of 1990, both brothers were arrested for the murder of their parents.

The two brothers claimed that they had been tortured by years of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their parents. The subsequent trial became a media sensation–America was fascinated by these rich, seemingly innocent young men who murdered their parents in cold blood. After a long and drawn-out trial, the brothers were sentenced to life imprisonment without parole in July of 1996. They have been serving out their sentences ever since.

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TikTok Suspended A Mexican Politician For Celebrating The Pass Of A Marijuana Bill By Toking

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TikTok Suspended A Mexican Politician For Celebrating The Pass Of A Marijuana Bill By Toking

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TikTok but don’t toke.

Nayeli Salvatori, a Mexican congresswoman who is a representative for the 10th district of the state of Puebla, recently got into hot water with TikTok after she posted a video of herself smoking marijuana. The politician, who is also a member of the Social Encounter Party, uploaded her video with the song “Light my Fire” by The Doors and added text to her video which read, “ya es legal” (it is legal) and “Felicidades” (congratulations). She uploaded the video to celebrate Mexico’s Senate vote to decriminalize marijuana. 

TikTok disabled Salvatori’s account citing a violation of its guidelines.

The TikTok’s community guideline that was violated was one that prohibits users from sharing ‘content that displays drugs, drug consumption, or encourages others to make, use, or trade drugs or other controlled substances.’

After her account was suspended for violating TikTok’s community guidelines, Salvatori went to Twitter to upload the video from TikTok. The video remains there and is now being used to discuss the controversy. 

“It’s been more than a year that the theme of legalization of cannabis has been in talks in Congress, of course, it is a celebration!!! It’s obvious that it will be approved!!! Relax, smoke didn’t come out of the pipe because it didn’t have anything, but I love when my tweets are under fire!” read the tweet which was posted in Spanish. 

Salvatori has since shared her new TikTok account with users online, while she waits to be given access to her old one.

Last Thursday, Mexico’s Senate approved the measure with a vote of 82 to 18 to pave the way to legalize recreational marijuana use.

The bill is not officially law yet, as it originated in the Senate and must go to vote to the House of Representatives. If approved with changes it will go back to the Senate and become official if voted in favor of. 

The bill was opposed by some senators who were worried about children and teenage consumption, but the bill does include that individuals must be over 18 to consume marijuana. 

The measure would allow an individual of legal age to possess up to 28 grams of cannabis and grow up to six plants at home. If there are two people who consume marijuana in the same residence, then they will be allowed to grow up to 8 plants in their home. 

With this new law, drug cartels behind much of the violence in Mexico could be stripped of their control over the marijuana market. 

The lower house is expected to vote on the measure before December 15.

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