Welcome back to Higher Law, our new weekly briefing about all things cannabis. I’m Cheryl Miller, reporting for Law.com from Sacramento. Kirsten Gillibrand just emailed me—well, me and probably thousands of other names on a contact list. New York’s junior senator, and potential presidential candidate, wanted to know if I, like her, support the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana.

I don’t think Gillibrand (or whoever wrote that email) really cares about my views. I do think it’s pretty amazing that we’ve reached a point where a high-profile pol is campaigning on pot legalization. More on that topic below.

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