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One Senator’s Fight to Legalize Medical Cannabis in the U.S. Virgin Islands

It has often been said that former President of the United States Bill Clinton can make a person feel as though they are the only one in the room when he is speaking to them.

Former U.S. Virgin Islands Senator Positive T. Nelson has the reverse ability: when he walks into the room, he captivates the imagination.

Or, at least, on January 11, 2019, he was the only person worth paying attention to. Dressed in a suit splashed with green to symbolize his professional dedication to cannabis advocacy, he cuts a dashing figure. A pin depicting the Lion of Judah, a symbol of his Rastafarian faith, is pinned to his lapel, nearer to his heart than any other article of jewelry. His teeth shine a brilliant white, plain to see since he often smiles — and has a talent for making others smile, as well...



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Joseph Schafer

Joseph Schafer is an Editor at DOPE magazine. He writes about cannabis as well as politics, technology, pop culture and music played at ear-splitting volume. Follow him on Twitter at @JosephPSchafer and Instagram at @timesnewromancatholic