Eric Holder Is “Cautiously Optimistic” That Marijuana Legalization Is Going Well

By: Tuesday October 21, 2014 8:44 am

Attorney General Eric Holder is sounding relatively happy with how marijuana legalization laws are going in Colorado and Washington State. When asked on CNN about the experiment with legalization taking place in those two states Holder responded, “I would say I’m cautiously optimistic.” Holder did reiterate that if the Department of Justice isn’t satisfied that [...]

See How Easy It Would Be for the Obama Administration to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Friday August 22, 2014 11:23 am

Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule I drug, classifying it as a having no acceptable medical value, which creates a lot of legal issues for those needing medical marijuana. It was put in that schedule decades ago by Congress, but the Obama administration has the power to move it to a more appropriate classification [...]

Eric Holder Admits to Putting Politics Ahead of Science on Medical Marijuana

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 7:20 am

The Controlled Substance Act says the Attorney General should evaluate a drug’s scheduling based on the science regarding its medical benefits and potential for abuse. Instead Holder is making his decision about marijuana scheduling based entirely on how much political cover he has from Congress:

Eric Holder Says He’s “Satisfied” With DoJ’s Lack of Action on Marijuana Rescheduling

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 10:16 am

During a┬áHouse Judiciary Committee oversight hearing today Rep. Steve Cohen (D) directly pointed out to Attorney General Eric Holder that the power to reschedule any drug, including marijuana, rests with his office. When explicitly asked why he hasn’t even at least request the medical evaluation that would begin the rescheduling process Holder responded, “I’m satisfied [...]

Holder Continues to Dodge Obama Admin’s Responsibility to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Friday April 4, 2014 10:49 am

Attorney General Eric Holder continues the Obama administration bizarre and dishonest behavior of pretending that rescheduling is not within the power or duties of the executive branch. During a Congressional hearing Friday Holder was pressed for why the administration chose to selectively enforce the Controlled Substance Act when it comes to marijuana in certain states [...]

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