Attorney General Holder: Feds To Let Banks Handle Pot Money

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The Obama administration will soon announce regulations that allow banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday. “You don’t want just huge amounts of cash in these places. They want to be able to use the banking system,” Holder said during an appearance at the University Read the full article…

Attorney General Holder: Feds To Let Banks Handle Pot Money

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The Obama administration will soon announce regulations that allow banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday. “You don’t want just huge amounts of cash in these places. They want to be able to use the banking system,” Holder said during an appearance at the University Read the full article…

U.S. Orders More Steps To Curb Stiff Drug Sentences

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Obama administration on Thursday expanded its effort to curtail severe penalties for low-level federal drug offenses, ordering prosecutors to refile charges against defendants in pending cases and strip out any references to specific quantities of illicit substances that would trigger mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

Exit This Way From America's War On Marijuana

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: In a largely unexpected development late last week, the Department of Justice announced new guidelines addressing the federal government’s contentious relationship with states over marijuana policy, a conflict that dates back to the Clinton administration. 

DOJ’s James Cole to Testify About Marijuana Enforcement

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. won’t be the one answering senators’ questions about how the U.S. Department of Justice will respond to state-based marijuana legalization efforts, the Senate Judiciary Committee has announced.

DOJ’s James Cole to Testify About Marijuana Enforcement

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. won’t be the one answering senators’ questions about how the U.S. Department of Justice will respond to state-based marijuana legalization efforts, the Senate Judiciary Committee has announced.

Nullification Everywhere

WASHINGTON: Washington and Colorado are getting lots of love on the left for legalizing recreational marijuana use. The states are especially looking like winners now that the Obama administration has announced that as long as they set up a “tightly regulated market” for pot sales, it won’t send DEA agents and prosecutors after the newly emboldened Read the full article…

Melinda Haag: New marijuana guidelines won’t affect local cases

CALIFORNIA: The “new” guidelines from the U.S. Attorney General’s office on how to enforce the federal ban on marijuana won’t change the local federal prosecutor’s approach to the drug, according to reports.

The News Tribune Opinion: From Justice, a serious approach to legal pot

WASHINGTON: After taking its own sweet time — almost 10 months — to respond to initiatives that legalized marijuana in Washington and Colorado, the Obama administration finally got it right.