Tag: Eric Holder

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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 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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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 21, 2014
04/21/2014
Marijuana Has Come a Long Way Since Last 4/20

Marijuana Has Come a Long Way Since Last 4/20

What a difference a year makes. From 4/20, 2013, to 4/20, 2014, marijuana has taken big steps out of the shadows of the black market and into...
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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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February 4, 2014
02/04/2014
Bloomberg: Eric Holder’s Pot Problem

Bloomberg: Eric Holder’s Pot Problem

Bloomberg describes the federal pot problem for banks and the cannabis industry, pointing out that Holder’s guidelines are not enforceable in court.
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January 27, 2014
01/27/2014
Holder Says Marijuana Banking Rules Coming Soon

Holder Says Marijuana Banking Rules Coming Soon

Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the Obama administration would soon announce regulations that would allow banks to do business with legal marijuana businesses. Financial institutions have been scared...
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December 31, 2013
12/31/2013
Leaf Science: 5 Politicians That Fought for Marijuana in 2013

Leaf Science: 5 Politicians That Fought for Marijuana in 2013

Leaf Science lists five of the world’s politicians that fought for marijuana reform in 2013.
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September 20, 2013
09/20/2013
Fed Sentencing Break to Include People in Pipeline

Fed Sentencing Break to Include People in Pipeline

In a speech Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder said he was expanding the Justice Department’s recently announced policy of not pursuing mandatory minimum drug sentencing to include...
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September 9, 2013
09/09/2013
White House On Marijuana: Nothing’s Really Changed

White House On Marijuana: Nothing’s Really Changed

Because I signed one of those pro-cannabis online petitions once upon a time, the White House sent me a follow-up email that made reference to last week’s...
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September 3, 2013
09/03/2013
Police Groups Protest Holder’s Marijuana Policy Memo, Threatens Their Gravy Train

Police Groups Protest Holder’s Marijuana Policy Memo, Threatens Their Gravy Train

Last week, the Huffington Post covered a group of law enforcement officers who slammed Attorney General Eric Holder for releasing a marijuana policy memo stating the federal...
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August 29, 2013
08/29/2013
AG Eric Holder Says Yes Weed Can to States that Legalized Recreational Cannabis

AG Eric Holder Says Yes Weed Can to States that Legalized Recreational Cannabis

In what may come as a surprise to many weed advocates, Attorney General Eric Holder assured the governors of Washington and Colorado on Thursday that the federal government will...
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August 28, 2013
08/28/2013
Eric Holder Pressed on DEA Use of NSA Intelligence

Eric Holder Pressed on DEA Use of NSA Intelligence

A group of Democratic senators and congressmen want Attorney General Eric Holder to answer questions about a Reuters report earlier this month revealing that the National Security Agency (NSA)...
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August 23, 2013
08/23/2013
Feds Force Security and Armored Car Companies to Stop Servicing the Cannabis Industry

Feds Force Security and Armored Car Companies to Stop Servicing the Cannabis Industry

DEA puts public safety and lives at risk On the heels of Dr. Sanjay Gupta‘s endorsement of medical cannabis, and Eric Holder’s speech advocating reform of the...
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August 16, 2013
08/16/2013
Is There a Perfect Storm for Federal Sentencing Reform?

Is There a Perfect Storm for Federal Sentencing Reform?

After decades of ever-increasing resort to mass incarceration in the United States, we seem to be reaching the end of the line. Driven in large part by...
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August 15, 2013
08/15/2013
CNN Reports Changing Attitudes on Marijuana Policy

CNN Reports Changing Attitudes on Marijuana Policy

CNN reports today that it’s not just the network’s medical expert, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who has come around on marijuana policy reform. The nation has moved from the abstract matter of...
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August 13, 2013
08/13/2013
As Pressure Mounts, Eric Holder Acts on Sentencing Reform

As Pressure Mounts, Eric Holder Acts on Sentencing Reform

US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday a comprehensive federal sentencing reform package with a strong emphasis on drug sentencing. He said he will direct US Attorneys...
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August 8, 2013
08/08/2013
Attorney General Eric Holder Wants Sentencing Reform

Attorney General Eric Holder Wants Sentencing Reform

We at Weedist have covered a great deal about US Attorney General Eric Holder, and I must admit I was quite surprised when I saw that he...
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June 21, 2013
06/21/2013
WA Delegation to Feds: Clarity on Marijuana Legalization

WA Delegation to Feds: Clarity on Marijuana Legalization

013 Nearly eight months after Washington voters passed a binding cannabis legalization initiative with an impressive 55% showing, the federal government is still yet to have made...
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May 13, 2013
05/13/2013
MMJ Advocates Protest US Attorney General Holder’s Speech

MMJ Advocates Protest US Attorney General Holder’s Speech

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...
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