This Is the Beginning of the End to the Federal War on Marijuana

By: Friday May 30, 2014 8:23 am

If you made the unusual decision to stay up late last night watching C-SPAN you would have witnessed the beginning of the end to thefederal government’s decades long war on marijuana. Just after midnight the House of Representative approved a bipartisan amendment to prevent the Department of Justice from using funds to go after state-approved [...]

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 [...]

Several Plants Are Already Schedule II

By: Friday February 14, 2014 11:06 am

In a Bloomberg column Mark Kleiman defends Obama’s decision not to reschedule marijuana in general because it is not a “specific cannabis preparation” which can be subject to clinical trails proving it has accepted medical value. The problem is this argument simply doesn’t stand up given how the federal government’s drug scheduling system treats other [...]

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