Marijuana Will Not Be Rescheduled, Report Says

National Public Radio got ahead of a long-expected announcement today on the legal status of marijuana. DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told the broadcaster last night that cannabis will not move from its top p...

Congress Chickens Out on Marijuana Reforms

Last week your political representatives in Washington, D.C. totally chickened out on important marijuana reforms. A proposal that would have allowed Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana t...
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Critics Decry “Sham” Congressional Hearing on Pot

Oh boy. The marijuana nation is not happen with U.S. senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). The duo this week convened a hearing of the of the Senate Caucus on International Nar...

Members of Congress Urge Pot for Vets

In the future, a group of lawmakers -- senators and representatives, Republicans and Democrats -- will urge the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to allow those who served to use medical marijuana for pain an...

Federal Budget Deal to Include Protections for MMJ States

For the second year in a row it looks like America's collective budget will include protections for states that have legalized medical marijuana. The end-of-year omnibus budget package being weighed in Congr...

Congress Urged to Halt DEA’s Cannabis War

Southern California Rep. Ted Lieu has proposed an amendment to redirect $9 million in cannabis eradication funds from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to better uses, such as programs that attempt to pr...

Bernie Sanders Drops a Bomb of a Pot Law

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders this week formally introduced legislation that would remove marijuana from the federal list of outlaw drugs known as Schedule I. The rule would apparently "deschedule" pot altogether...

Bernie Sanders Moves to End Federal Blacklisting of Pot

Sen. Bernie Sanders this week called for marijuana to be taken off the list of federally outlawed drugs. The rescheduling or "descheduling" of pot would remove it as a so-called Schedule I drug, a group that...

Congressmen Seek to Cut Off DEA’s “Cannabis Suppression” Funds

A pair of U.S. congressmen is seeking to cut off funding for the Drug Enforcement Administration's "Domestic Cannabis Eradication / Suppression Program." The program is funded through controversial asset for...

U.S. Lawmakers Vote to Quash Federal War on Pot

The federal war on marijuana is developing into a federal war on other feds. This year the chief of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Michele Leonhart, announced her retirement after she defied Presi...

Anti-Marijuana DEA Chief Is Kicked to the Curb!

There is some justice in the world, pot people. Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart is retiring and will leave that job in mid-May, according to a U.S. Department of Justice statement. ...

Are Cheech & Chong Embarrassments to the Pot Movement?

Two comedians, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, might have opened America's eyes to the marijuana revolution with their 1970s and '80s movies and comedy albums. But now that the movement is legit, there's a fee...