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@JacobKushner — 4,144 followers, 4,674 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

“If you could just put it on a plane and send it, cannabis would be a great source of income for farmers in Africa.” https://t.co/Fk76jwrJHc @ozy

Nov 20, 2017

In 2005, the U.S. vetoed an international attempt to “reschedule” cannabis as a less dangerous substance — a move that could have opened the doors to deregulation abroad. https://t.co/K6gGWf1EQI

Nov 20, 2017

Cannabis farming in Congo: “I use that money to pay for the school fees for my children,” says Koti. “Many children study by means of hemp money.” https://t.co/DkLJkNmFU3 @ozy https://t.co/SYBOAMCkLI

Nov 20, 2017

Decades of U.S. and international pressure are a key reason why cannabis cultivation is illegal in Congo. The way to “solve" America’s drug “problem” was by pinching off the global supply. @ozy

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