Marijuana Activists Cheer Michele Leonhart’s Exit From The DEA

Advocates hope that outgoing chief Michele Leonhart will be replaced by someone who is more open to legalizing marijuana.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Drug Enforcement Agency chair Michele Leonhart was done in by her agents’ unsanctioned, cartel-funded sex parties in Colombia, but it’s marijuana legalization advocates who are excited to see her go. “Hopefully this is a sign that the Reefer Madness era is coming to an end at the DEA,” said Mason Tvert, the Read the full article…

Attorney General Eric Holder Set to Resign After Nearly Six Years

Holder, a former judge and prosecutor, is the first black attorney general, and his tenure is the fourth longest on the job. He is among only a handful of cabinet officials who have retained their posts since the beginning of Obama's presidency.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years. A White House official says President Barack Obama will announce Holder’s departure later Thursday. Holder, a former judge and prosecutor, is the first black attorney general, and his tenure is the fourth longest on the job. He is among Read the full article…

Holder’s Spokane Visit Doesn’t Dim Prosecutors’ Zeal In Pot Case

Judge denies dismissal of marijuana case against ‘Kettle Falls Five’

WASHINGTON:  Attorney General Eric Holder swooped into Spokane, Washington, without public notice Friday to visit with federal prosecutors, but his trip didn’t immediately benefit a group of indicted medical marijuana patients nicknamed the Kettle Falls Five. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington, based in Spokane, is not backing down in its Read the full article…

Eric Holder ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Marijuana Legalization In Washington And Colorado

"I think there might have been a burst of feeling that what happened in Washington and Colorado was going to be soon replicated across the country. I'm not sure that is necessarily the case. I think a lot of states are going to be looking to see what happens in Washington, what happens in Colorado before those decisions are made in substantial parts of the country."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Attorney General Eric Holder is “cautiously optimistic” about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and state regulation of marijuana. But the nation’s top law enforcement official, who spoke to The Huffington Post in an interview on Friday, also said it was tough to predict where marijuana Read the full article…

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

"It is something that ultimately Congress would have to change, and I think that our administration would be glad to work with Congress if such a proposal were made."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Obama administration would be willing to work with Congress if lawmakers want to take marijuana off the list of what the federal government considers the most dangerous drugs, Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday. “We’d be more than glad to work with Congress if there is a desire to look at Read the full article…

The Feds’ Scary Reassurances To Banks That Deal With State-Licensed Marijuana Businesses

This Las Vegas bank is eager to do business with MMJ dispensary

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  On Friday the Treasury Department and the Justice Department issued guidelines for banks that do business with state-licensed marijuana suppliers. According to Attorney General Eric Holder, the aim of the memos is to reassure financial institutions that are leery of accepting cannabusinesses as customers because they worry it will attract unwanted attention from federal regulators and prosecutors. Read the full article…

Don't Blame Eric Holder For Confusing Pot Policies

Colorado backs away from pot clubs

By Mark Kleiman WASHINGTON:  Federal law makes it a crime to grow, sell or possess cannabis. New state laws in Colorado and Washington state permit those activities, and officials there are issuing licenses to local companies to commit what remain federal felonies. The U.S. Department of Justice announced in August that it would give a Read the full article…

Don't Blame Eric Holder For Confusing Pot Policies

Weed

By Mark Kleiman WASHINGTON:  Federal law makes it a crime to grow, sell or possess cannabis. New state laws in Colorado and Washington state permit those activities, and officials there are issuing licenses to local companies to commit what remain federal felonies. The U.S. Department of Justice announced in August that it would give a Read the full article…

Dems Rally Around Marijuana In 2014 Push

A bi-partisan group of House members sent a letter to the White House on Wednesday morning requesting a change in federal marijuana policy.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Lawmakers across the country are turning to relaxed marijuana laws as a winning issue ahead of 2014. A bi-partisan group of House members sent a letter to the White House on Wednesday morning requesting a change in federal marijuana policy. Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon led the group of 17 Democrats plus California Read the full article…

Dems Rally Around Marijuana In 2014 Push

Colorado's police chiefs are gathering to talk about legal weed,  from highway safety to home hash production.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Lawmakers across the country are turning to relaxed marijuana laws as a winning issue ahead of 2014. A bi-partisan group of House members sent a letter to the White House on Wednesday morning requesting a change in federal marijuana policy. Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon led the group of 17 Democrats plus California Read the full article…