These Six Words From Sen. Grassley Demonstrate Why Federal Drug Policy is So Terrible

By: Wednesday April 30, 2014 9:25 am

It is often frighting to see the level of ignorance regarding drug policy among the elected officials tasked with setting it. In preparation for the Senate Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing on the Drug Enforcement Administration, ranking minority member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) put out a prepared statement with these lines: Another challenge for the DEA [...]

Former DEA Directors Want Obama to Ignore the Will of the Electorate on Pot Legalization

By: Tuesday March 5, 2013 9:49 am

Eight former DrugĀ EnforcementĀ Administration directors sent a letter asking the Obama administration to nullify the marijuana legalization laws voters recently approved in Washington State and Colorado. Not surprisingly, a bunch of people who have made very successful careers around fighting the drug war want to make sure the drug war continues. These former DEA directors are [...]

Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 10:11 am

Medical marijuana suffered a legal setback today when the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against an effort to try to get marijuana rescheduled. Under federal law marijuana is still classified as schedule I meaning it has no accepted medical value. That is why it is illegal to prescribe or [...]

17 Members of Congress Sign Letter Asking Feds to Respect States’ Marijuana Laws

By: Monday November 19, 2012 9:08 am

With the marijuana legalization initiative in Washington State and Colorado set to officially go into effect in the next several weeks, several members of Congress are stepping up to ask federal agencies to respect the will of the voters. The 17 members sent a letter to the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration asking them to not interfere with the states’ marijuana laws.

DEA and IRS Raid Oaksterdam University, Medical Marijuana Institution

By: Monday April 2, 2012 11:40 am

This morning agents from both the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Internal Revenue Service raided Oaksterdam University, one of California’s most famous medical marijuana institutions. From NBC Bay Area: Oakland’s Oaksterdam University was taken over by federal officials Monday morning. Officers wearing U.S. Marshals, IRS and DEA jackets swarmed the Oakland medical marijuana facility on [...]

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