‘Our Cannabis Is Awesome. Come Visit My District & I Will Show You,' California Congressman Tells Fox News Host

Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) has gone from being a longtime supporter of marijuana legalization to a spokesperson for cannabis tourism. When Tucker Carlson criticized California's economy, Lieu invited the Fox News host to Los Angeles to check out the thriving cannabis industry. 

The tiff began with a recent tweet in which Carlson said, "California is developing the economic Structure of Latin America. How long before it's Venezuela."

Lieu replied by claiming California has one of world's largest economies and a budget surplus. "Also, our cannabis is awesome. Come visit my district & I will show you," he added.

Lieu has been know for his strong marijuana advocacy in the past. In 2015 Lieu sponsored a bill that moved money from the DEA's eradication budget to programs aiding victims of child abuse, according to Marijuana Moment. And in March he led a group looking to further cut DEA cannabis eradication spending in 2019.


Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has rapped for everyone from Bernie Sanders to Emerald Cup goers. Hailing from a family indigenous to Mexico, this hop-hop artist and environmental activist works to spread his own message about climate change, anti-colonialism, and the Earth's need for healing. "We all have our own medicine to share with the world," Martinez told Civilized.

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