DOJ’s James Cole to Testify About Marijuana Enforcement

Deputy Attorney General James Cole will testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday.

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

Deputy Attorney General James Cole will testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday.

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.

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.

Top Senator Summons Holder for Position on Legal Pot

One can now imagine how nearly eight decades of marijuana prohibition will end -- not with the sudden crash of congressional action, but hollowed out from within as states one by one take matters in their own hands.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has “invited” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to a Sept. 10 hearing, where Holder will be asked to explain what the Obama administration intends to do about marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado, and medical laws in 18 other states and the District of Columbia.