White House Won't Say If Obama's Medical Marijuana Stance May Be Swayed By Sanjay Gupta

"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"

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The White House declined to weigh in Tuesday on whether President Barack Obama has changed his position on medical marijuana use after the president’s onetime choice for surgeon general, Sanjay Gupta, reversed his stance and apologized for misleading the public on the drug’s effects.

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.

Michigan businessman smoked by federal pot law

MICHIGAN: Dennis Forsberg thought he was doing everything right. He had filed all the necessary paperwork and cleared his business plan with attorneys, local government officials and law enforcement. He created new companies and got a federal tax ID number. He wasn’t trying to hide anything. Yet in the end, he still got burned.

Michigan businessman smoked by federal pot law

Dennis Forsberg samples cherries growing on trees

MICHIGAN: Dennis Forsberg thought he was doing everything right. He had filed all the necessary paperwork and cleared his business plan with attorneys, local government officials and law enforcement. He created new companies and got a federal tax ID number. He wasn’t trying to hide anything. Yet in the end, he still got burned.

Marijuana Legalization Is Today’s American Revolution

The correlation between the American Revolution and today’s marijuana legalization battle is profound.

Colorado and Washington legalizing marijuana was the best thing to happen in American politics since our fledgling country’s 13 colonies decided to tell England and their overbearing monarchy to pound sand, oppress and overtax someone else. In doing so, they were committing high treason. Tired of being the butt of England’s cruel joke, “taxation without Read the full article…

Marijuana's march toward mainstream confounds feds

Brent Miller in one of the grow rooms of his medical marijuana grow operation in Seattle.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of ‘‘Reefer Madness’’ to the excesses of Woodstock back to the hard line of ‘‘Just Say No.’’ The next 25 years took the nation from Bill Clinton, who famously ‘‘didn’t inhale,’’ to Barack Obama, who most emphatically Read the full article…