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 House 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 [...]

Why Marijuana Businesses Need Access to Banks

By: Thursday February 6, 2014 9:01 am

This is a great article from CNBC highlighting why it is so important that state-legal marijuana businesses, both recreational or medical, need access to banks. Being forced to be  all cash businesses has made them a real target for criminals. I strongly recommended reading the whole article at CNBC: “Everyone in the industry is having [...]

Holder Promises Action on Marijuana Banking

By: Friday January 24, 2014 7:59 am

State legal marijuana business might soon get some help establishing banking accounts. During an appearance at University of Virginia, Attorney General Eric Holder promised the administration would soon release new guidance for federal law enforcement regarding marijuana banking. This presumably should make banks more willing to accept accounts from marijuana businesses. From Politico: “We’re in [...]

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