Pot Still Illegal For Government Workers

Obama administration said Wednesday smoking marijuana is still illegal for federal employees even in states where the drug has been voted legal.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Smoking marijuana is still illegal for federal employees, even those who reside in states and cities that have approved the drug for use by the general public, the Obama administration said Wednesday. The federal government’s prohibition on marijuana has increasingly come in conflict with a number of states. “These changes to state Read the full article…

Supreme Court Seeks Obama Administration Comment On Marijuana Case

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Obama administration to weigh in on a lawsuit brought by two states seeking to rollback marijuana legalization in Colorado.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Obama administration to weigh in on a lawsuit brought by two states seeking to rollback marijuana legalization in Colorado. Oklahoma and Nebraska asked the Supreme Court to invalidate laws implementing a 2012 voter initiative approved by their neighbor state, which legalized recreational use of marijuana. Read the full article…

DEA Targeting Doctors Linked To Medical Marijuana Groups In Massachusetts

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MASSACHUSETTS: While the Obama administration has sent some signals to states that it won’t interfere with the implementation of medical marijuana laws, the Drug Enforcement Administration in recent weeks has visited doctors who hold administrative positions with companies seeking dispensary licenses in Massachusetts and told them to resign or risk losing their registration to prescribe controlled 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…

Vice President Joe Biden Not High On Marijuana Legalization

“I think the idea of focusing significant resources on interdicting or convicting people for smoking marijuana is a waste of our resources,” Biden told TIME.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Obama Administration is not pushing marijuana legalization on the federal level, Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday in an exclusive interview with TIME. Just weeks after President Barack Obama told the New Yorker that the drug is no more dangerous than alcohol, Biden said the administration supports smarter enforcement, but not outright legalization. “I think Read the full article…