Fly-over action sends message to Holder, launches advocates’ Peace for Patients campaign As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a commencement speech this morning for UC Berkeley law school graduates, a plane flew overhead with a banner that read “Holder: End Rx Cannabis War. #Peace4Patients,” in protest Read More »
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Last week, Kal Penn, who plays Kumar in the “stoner” film franchise Harold & Kumar, spoke to Huffington Post Live about President Obama’s marijuana policies. During the April 26th interview, Penn defended recent Justice Department attacks on dispensaries in medical marijuana states like California, citing articles he read from a Google search. Unfortunately,... Read More »
United States Attorney General Eric Holder told members of the US Senate that the Obama administration is still formulating its policy in regards to states that have legalized the adult consumption and retail sale of marijuana. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Holder said the US Justice Department will... Read More »
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) on Tuesday blasted 8 former heads of the DEA for pressuring the Obama administration to crack down on laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Oregon and Washington. “It is arrogant of these former DEA chiefs to encourage the president to nullify these laws,” he said. “The fact that these former DEA chiefs are so focused on marijuana possession is why we have lost the war on drugs.”
The International Narcotics Control Board, a UN agency, and eight former DEA administrators came out swinging this week against marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington. The INCB says the state laws violate UN treaties. The DEA chiefs want the Obama administration to sue to block the laws. Both of those positions... Read More »
On Tuesday, US Attorney General Eric Holder told America to expect a decision “soon” on how he’ll respond to the recent legalization of pot by states. The same day, legislative committees in New Mexico and Hawaii approved bills to decriminalize marijuana possession and Oregon lawmakers introduced a legalization bill. Rhode Island legislators also held a hearing on a bill to legalize and tax marijuana.
Change.org Petition to remove Laura Duffy as US Attorney for Southern District Laura E. Duffy was sworn in as the Presidentially-appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of California on June 2, 2010. Since then, she has waged a vindictive war on Read More »
Barred from stopping the shutdown of a medical marijuana dispensary, the city of Oakland asked a federal judge to stay proceedings pending its appeal. U.S. Magistrate Maria Elena James found earlier this month that Oakland lacked standing to challenge an attempt by the U.S. government to seize the Oakland... Read More »
Washington Governor, Jay Inslee, said that his marijuana talk regarding I-502 with Attorney General Eric Holder was a “confidence-builder.” Though Holder said nothing about whether or not the feds will oppose I-502, he gave no indication that the state shouldn’t continue working towards implementing the measure.
Harborside is in the news again today. Two weeks ago we noted the premiere (and largest) dispensary had won a battle in state court. Facing threats by federal authorities over Harborside’s marijuana distribution, their landlord attempted to evict them, only to be rebuffed by a judge because she had authorized Harborside to engage in exactly that business Read More »