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 drug or other substance does not meet the requirements for inclusion in any schedule." Holder didn't indicate Friday that he would be willing to do that unilaterally.

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…

Congressional Bill Introduced To Restore 2nd Amendment Rights To Cannabis Patients

HR 3483 seeks to remedy the discrimination of lawful, state-compliant medical cannabis patients of their inability to exercise their Second Amendment right to possess firearms for personal protection, sport and hunting.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Last Friday, Colorado Congressman Jared Polis (D) introduced HR 3483, Protecting Individual Liberties and States’ Rights Act. The legislation was introduced in the wake of a federal memo to licensed gun dealers circulated nationwide last year warning them not to sell guns or ammunition to customers who legally use medical cannabis with their physician’s Read the full article…

Barney Frank On MSNBC: What Are Republicans Smoking To Make Them So Mellow Right Now?

Frank: pot smoking is apparently widespread among House Republicans

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Reacting to the sense of calm that appears to be sweeping through the Republican party, Barney Frank told Chris Hayes Wednesday night the only logical explanation is that they have to be high on something.

Act Now! Today's Senate Hearing On Pot Will Feature Truth-Impaired Kevin Sabet

State legislators are now poised to demolish a core promise of the recreational marijuana law where much of the tax revenue from sales would flow into a “dedicated marijuana fund” that would finance drug treatment and media campaigns to persuade youth to stay away from pot.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today at 2:30pm EST, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a historic hearing for marijuana reform entitled “Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws.”

Act Now! Today's Senate Hearing On Pot Will Feature Truth-Impaired Kevin Sabet

State legislators are now poised to demolish a core promise of the recreational marijuana law where much of the tax revenue from sales would flow into a “dedicated marijuana fund” that would finance drug treatment and media campaigns to persuade youth to stay away from pot.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today at 2:30pm EST, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a historic hearing for marijuana reform entitled “Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws.”

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy Welcomes US Marijuana Decision

Supporters of marijuana legalization say the Justice Department's action could set the stage for more states to legalize pot.

VERMONT: Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says he welcomes a decision by the Justice Department not to sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing the recreational use of marijuana.