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Pot Activists Try to Halt Flow of False DEA Info

Pro-marijuana activists want the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to stop disseminating false information about cannabis. Led by the nonprofit Americans for Safe Access, a group of pot supporters recent...

White House Removes Roadblock to Marijuana Research

The White House this week removed a major hurdle for marijuana researchers, the loathed Public Health Service (PHS) Review. The review meant that each individual request to use pot for legitimate university ...

U.N. Urged to Upgrade its Outdated Pot Policy

The United Nations' drug policy is so out of whack that U.N. officials last year expressed concerns that the United States itself would be out of compliance with international drug treaties as a result of marij...

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. ...

Pro-Pot Michael Botticelli is America’s New Drug Czar

The U.S. Senate this week confirmed Michael Botticelli as the nation's new drug czar. Officially, he's the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). He was already interim d...

Feds Persist in California Despite Pot Protection Law

In December President Obama signed into law an omnibus funding bill that denied funds to federal authorities in cases that would involve drug crackdowns in states where marijuana has been legalized. In other...

Obama’s Attorney General Nominee is Against Marijuana Legalization

The evolution of marijuana policy in the United States is the very definition of one step forward, two steps back. While President Obama has softened his words on weed and his Attorney General, Eric Holder, ...
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It’s Official: Feds Must Back Off in Legal Marijuana States

Last night President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill approved by Congress. And thus a provision that denies funding for federal enforcement of U.S. anti-marijuana statutes in states that...

Pro-Marijuana Bill is in Obama’s Hands

For once President Obama could actually put his money where his mouth is and support his stance that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. You see, a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package is on Obama...