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July 15, 2014
07/15/2014
The White House Opposes Congressional Attempts to Hinder DC Marijuana Reform

The White House Opposes Congressional Attempts to Hinder DC Marijuana Reform

In a Statement of Administration Policy, released today, President Obama’s administration took a firm stance against recent efforts by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to restrict the District...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Obama Turns Down Rocky Mountain High

Obama Turns Down Rocky Mountain High

“Do you want to hit this?” a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The president laughed but didn’t indulge. It wasn’t the...
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June 5, 2014
06/05/2014
Federal Medical Marijuana Defendant Returns to Washington, D.C. to Lobby Senate Ahead of Imminent Vote

Federal Medical Marijuana Defendant Returns to Washington, D.C. to Lobby Senate Ahead of Imminent Vote

U.S. Senate could vote as early as next week on measure to restrict DOJ funds for medical marijuana enforcement Medical marijuana patient Larry Harvey, 70, has returned...
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June 3, 2014
06/03/2014
Medical Marijuana Scores Big House Win, But Still Faces Hurdles

Medical Marijuana Scores Big House Win, But Still Faces Hurdles

Cannabis reform won a historic vote in the House last week, which approved language blocking the federal government from interfering with state medical marijuana laws. However, backers said it’s too...
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May 19, 2014
05/19/2014
Eric Holder Reigns in DEA Chief Michelle Leonhart for Undermining Obama’s Position on Marijuana Sentencing

Eric Holder Reigns in DEA Chief Michelle Leonhart for Undermining Obama’s Position on Marijuana Sentencing

In recent talks with Attorney General Eric Holder, DEA Chief Michelle Leonhart was encouraged to tone down the Drug War propaganda she has been advancing since the...
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May 12, 2014
05/12/2014
Strictly Business: Marijuana Debate Far From Over

Strictly Business: Marijuana Debate Far From Over

It seems like every day brings a new surprise in the awkward transition of marijuana from outlaw status to social acceptance. In the blending between those ready...
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May 7, 2014
05/07/2014
Federal Judge Denies Washington Family’s State Law Defense

Federal Judge Denies Washington Family’s State Law Defense

U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle of the Eastern District of Washington rejected the planned medical marijuana defense of Larry Harvey, 70, his wife Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, 55,...
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May 6, 2014
05/06/2014
Federal Medical Marijuana Defendant Larry Harvey Goes to Washington DC to Lobby Congress Ahead of May 12th Trial

Federal Medical Marijuana Defendant Larry Harvey Goes to Washington DC to Lobby Congress Ahead of May 12th Trial

  Medical marijuana patient Larry Harvey, 70, is traveling to Washington, D.C. this week to persuade Congress to stop funding unnecessary federal prosecutions like his. Harvey is...
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
“Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands” Could Be Freed Under New Federal Clemency Rules

“Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands” Could Be Freed Under New Federal Clemency Rules

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department will soon release new, more expansive criteria for recommending federal prisoner clemency applications for President Obama to...
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April 22, 2014
04/22/2014
Five Medical Marijuana Patients From Washington State Proceed to Trial in Federal Court

Five Medical Marijuana Patients From Washington State Proceed to Trial in Federal Court

Family members from a rural area of eastern Washington are expected to go to trial next month on federal marijuana charges, despite the Obama Administration’s repeated claims...
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Maine Patients, Parents, Activists Call on Obama to Remove Medical Marijuana From List of Scheduled Drugs

Maine Patients, Parents, Activists Call on Obama to Remove Medical Marijuana From List of Scheduled Drugs

Three times each day, 19-year-old Katie Solman of Bangor, Maine adds drops of a medical marijuana tincture into a cup of juice or tea and swallows it. Solman and her...
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Medical Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

Medical Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

Medical marijuana supporters flocked to Capitol Hill to push for legislation prohibiting the federal government from restricting state medical marijuana laws. Has no one pointed out the...
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad to Work With Congress’ to Reschedule Marijuana

Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad to Work With Congress’ to Reschedule Marijuana

Under the federal Controlled Substances Act, the attorney general has the authority to “remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the...
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April 3, 2014
04/03/2014
Obama Needs to Slap Down His Rogue DEA Chief

Obama Needs to Slap Down His Rogue DEA Chief

DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart told a congressional committee today her agency is “fighting back” against Justice Department policies tolerating marijuana in states where it is legal. The...
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March 27, 2014
03/27/2014
Pre-Paid Weed Smart Cards Are Coming

Pre-Paid Weed Smart Cards Are Coming

Since recreational marijuana sales began in Colorado, dispensaries have been forced to operate as a cash-only business. This has created a risky situation, a veritable crapshoot that...
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March 18, 2014
03/18/2014
California Legalization Is Coming, But What Path Will It Take?

California Legalization Is Coming, But What Path Will It Take?

The Leaf Online asks, with four marijuana legalization initiatives vying for the California ballot, one thing is clear: All four reforms are better than the state’s current prohibition. The...
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March 11, 2014
03/11/2014
How Much the War on Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons

How Much the War on Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons

America’s prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame. Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are there for drug offenses,...
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March 7, 2014
03/07/2014
Marijuana Investments Are Riding High

Marijuana Investments Are Riding High

Given intense media attention, legal sales of recreational cannabis in Colorado, and a full lineup of states moving toward medical legalization… investments in marijuana-related firms have been posting...
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March 6, 2014
03/06/2014
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “I Am Doubling Down On Medical Marijuana”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “I Am Doubling Down On Medical Marijuana”

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is “doubling down” in his advocacy for patients to have legal access to cannabis as a therapeutic agent. In a...
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February 13, 2014
02/13/2014
Congress Calls On President Obama To Reclassify Marijuana

Congress Calls On President Obama To Reclassify Marijuana

Letter signed by eighteen federal legislators says marijuana’s current status “makes no sense.” Eighteen Members of Congress joined together today in calling on President Obama to use...
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