This Trump Ally's Hard Stance Against Cannabis May Impact These Companies After Election Day

Zinger Key Points
  • Legalization is "a stupid idea," Sen. Doug Mastriano said.
  • Marijuana is a main debate topic among Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates, as well as its senate candidates.
This Trump Ally's Hard Stance Against Cannabis May Impact These Companies After Election Day

Cannabis is in the spotlight of many debates these days, especially in Pennsylvania where Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano is running against Democratic nominee, Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

While Shapiro has expressed support for cannabis policy change, Mastriano — who is backed by former President Donald Trump — calls it a "stupid idea."

"I mean, there's nothing good that's come out of this," Mastriano responded to a listener's question about legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania during a radio show on Newstalk earlier this year.

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Mastriano, who peddled Trump's lies about election fraud, won the Republican primary for Pennsylvania governor back in May.

Shapiro currently leads Mastriano in a new poll conducted by Emerson College.

Which Companies Should Take Note

Considering the ongoing clash over recreational cannabis, investors in companies with operations in Pennsylvania would be wise to take note of how the governor race unfolds ahead of Nov. 8.

Among the stocks that have expanded into the Keystone State include: Curaleaf Holdings Inc. CURA CURLF; Verano Holdings Corp. VRNOVRNOF; Ayr Wellness Inc. AYRWFAYR; Trulieve Cannabis Corp. TRULTCNNF; Jushi Holdings Inc. JUSHJUSHF; TerrAscend Corp. TERTRSSF; Green Thumb Industries GTBIF; Columbia Care Inc. CCHWFCCHW; and Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. DN VRNDF.

But it's not just the gubernatorial candidates to be mindful of, since Pennsylvania's Senate candidates have beef over marijuana as well.

In a new animated ad, Republican candidate Mehmet Oz recently ridiculed Lt. Gov. John Fetterman for his stance on cannabis legalization.

The animated video opens with a bong coming out of the Fetterman's head while the narrator asks, amid coughing, "what's this?" The video criticizes other segments of Fetterman's campaign as well, calling his ideas "crazy, nuts, and ridiculous."

Conservative media pundit Ann Coulter added fuel to the fire with a recently published Substack post titled "The Tweet John Fetterman Doesn't Want You to See." Coulter alleges Fetterman, a Democrat, deleted a tweet of himself showing a cannabis flag (even though the post from January is still online).

Fetterman remains steadfast in his push for marijuana legalization. He recently urged President Joe Biden to deschedule marijuana from its classification as a Schedule I drug.

"It's long past time that we finally decriminalize marijuana," Fetterman said in a press release. "The president needs to use his executive authority to begin descheduling marijuana, I would love to see him do this prior to his visit to Pittsburgh."

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11 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

11 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

The best Black Friday deals from Amazon are still coming hard and fast because the holiday is not yet upon us and the mega-retailer prefers to keep consumers on the hook for as long as possible—spending as much money as possible. 

To that end, here are some of the best Black Friday deals from Amazon that you might want to consider today.

Calphalon 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set

Regular Price: $172

Sale Price: $138.88

Calphalon’s 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set is designed with stainless steel, stay-cool handles along with pour spouts. The nonstick surface is PFOA-free and built with hard-anodized aluminum that is both durable and conducts heat extremely well. The set includes 2 fry pans, a sauce pan with cover, saute pan with cover and large stock pot with cover.

Apple AirPods 2nd Generation

Regular Price: $144

Sale Price: $85.49

The 2nd Generation AirPods from Apple connect to all Apple devices and give you an enhanced listening experience. Plus, they come with a case that keeps them safe and allows you to charge them in a secure environment. With over 24 hours of battery life, access to Siri and easy setup, you can start listening to your favorite tunes or podcasts today.

Adidas Ultraboost 21 Running Shoes

Regular Price: $129.98

Sale Price: $89.98

The Adidas Women’s Ultraboost 21 running shoe is perfect for anyone who likes a short run, maybe a 5K, half marathon or more. Coming in several colors and styles, you can slip these shoes on, enjoy the cushioned outsole, sink into the supple insole and secure laces.

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer

Regular Price: $129.99

Sale Price: $97.83

The Ninja AF101 Air Fryer allows you to crisp, roast, reheat and even dehydrate food products faster and cheaper than ever before. It has a 4-quart capacity and offers a wide temperature range along with several time settings so that you can customize each dish to your needs. Plus, all the parts are dishwasher safe.

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Regular Price: $199.95

Sale Price: $99

Beats by Dr. Dre are among the best headphones on the market, and the Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones include the Apple W1 chip, Class 1 Bluetooth and 40 hours of battery time. These headphones even have a built-in microphone and offer an adjustable fit so that you can be comfortable whether you’re listening to an Android or iOS device.

Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner

Regular Price: $198.98

Sale Price: $175.98

The Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner allows you to keep your home spotless and clean up after your pets. The cleaner comes with the Hoover Paws and Claws Deep shampoo and a storage mat to keep the floor dry once it’s put away.

LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum

Regular Price: $999.00

Sale Price: $851.71

The LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum and Wet Mop All in One Tower is designed to work in homes with several pets or children and clean up all the messes that life brings. The battery lasts up to 2 hours, and there’s an extra removable battery that gives you even more cleaning time and power.

Breville Fresh and Furious Blender

Regular Price: $278.60

Sale Price: $199.95

Breville, a top name in blenders and juicers, offers the Fresh and Furious Blender, featuring 50-ounce capacity, Vac Q technology, pre-programmed cycles, LCD display and lid with pull ring. With the Fresh and Furious Blender, you can make everything from a smoothie to a soup and everything in between.

Hot Tools Professional 2000 Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer

Regular Price: $89.99

Sale Price: $55.63

The Hot Tools Professional 2000 Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer is designed for professional use, but it works perfectly in the home. With 1875 watts of power, 6 heat and speed settings and a lightweight design, you can easily style your hair and utilize the diffuser, cut back on the frizz and stretch the 8 ft cord for maximum functionality.

Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket

Regular Price: $160

Sale Price: $97.38

The Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket from Columbia is designed to be light for everyday use, but it’s heavy enough to protect you from the cold. The plush fleece lining, security pocket, water resistant fabric, 2-way zipper, and zippered hand pockets make the jacket both protective and functional.

ConAir InfinitiPro Hair Dryer

Regular Price: $49.99

Sale Price: $29.99

ConAir is one of the biggest names in hair and beauty, and the InfinitPro is an 1875 watt hair dryer designed for professionals with ceramic technology. The dryer comes with a diffuser and concentrator, and it allows you to blow out your hair just the way they would at the salon.

Deals the Experts Are Hoping For

Experts believe that Amazon’s Black Friday sale could linger for quite some time. It all started with the Prime Early Access sale on October 11 and 12. Previously, Amazon has offered the “Epic Deals” sale that ran through late October. 

This is to say that any sale could come up at any time. 

Even so, those monitoring Amazon are looking forward to a few potential deals, including:

  • Apple Watch
  • AirPods (any generation)
  • MacBook Pro
  • Large, underpriced TVs
  • Amazon Echo
  • More small home appliances (Dyson or Shark vacuums, Instant Pots, etc.) 

While these predictions are based on last year’s Amazon Black Friday Sale, it’s important to remember that most Black Friday sales are fairly consistent and push the products that are most likely to sell.


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