IRS Manual Detailed DEA's Use of Hidden Intel Evidence

A slide from a presentation about a secretive information-sharing program run by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Special Operations Division (SOD) is seen in this undated photo.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Details of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration program that feeds tips to federal agents and then instructs them to alter the investigative trail were published in a manual used by agents of the Internal Revenue Service for two years.

Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates

Despite early promises to leave pot legislation and regulation to individual states, President Barack Obama's Justice Department began aggressively cracking down on California's cannabis operations in late 2011. Since then, hundreds of businesses have been forced to close and thousands of jobs have been lost.

CALIFORNIA: Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco ~ Monday, August 12, 2013:

Two Days in the Political Life of Marijuana

Will legalization end the black market?

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: People may have thought that the legalization of marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — in the last election was a high-water mark in the political life of the drug.

The Obama Administration Has Made Some Disgraceful Moves In Dealing With Marijuana

"Polls show that legalizing marijuana is a mainstream issue and that a super-majority of voters wants the feds to let states implement their own marijuana laws without harassment"

The Justice Department announced today that they’re taking a new look at how to work around mandatory minimum sentencing laws for low-level drug crime. It’s a substantial concession on the part of the Department of Justice. Then again, the Obama Administration’s way of dealing with marijuana has been marked by substantial concessions that have been surreptitiously revoked, Read the full article…

With Holder In The Lead, Sentencing Reform Gains Momentum

“There have been a lot of unintended consequences. There’s been a decimation of certain communities, in particular communities of color.”

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sit down with the attorney general to ask him about his priorities, as NPR did earlier this year, and he’ll talk about voting rights and national security. But if you listen a bit longer, Eric Holder gets to this: “I think there are too many people in jail for too long and for not Read the full article…

Eric Holder May Release Sweeping Drug Sentencing Proposal, Admits Current Practices Are Discriminatory

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Attorney General Eric Holder is rumored to be proposing major reforms to drug sentencing in the coming weeks, and if a Wednesday interview with NPR is any indication, the changes could signal a pivot from the aggressive policies embraced by the Justice Department.

Eric Holder May Release Sweeping Drug Sentencing Proposal, Admits Current Practices Are Discriminatory

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Attorney General Eric Holder is rumored to be proposing major reforms to drug sentencing in the coming weeks, and if a Wednesday interview with NPR is any indication, the changes could signal a pivot from the aggressive policies embraced by the Justice Department.

Marijuana Regulation Is Largely an Illusion in Denver, Too, But So What?

Medical marijuana vials displayed at a medical marijuana dispensary.

COLORADO: The Justice Department’s crackdown on medical marijuana has been notably less heavy-handed in Colorado than in other states. While the feds have shut down hundreds of dispensaries in California and continue to target businesses that supply cannabis to patients in Washington, John Walsh, the U.S. attorney for Colorado, has contented himself with sending threatening letters to 50 or Read the full article…