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…

DEA Chief Dials Back Drug War Bluster After Talk With Holder

Advocates hope that outgoing chief Michele Leonhart will be replaced by someone who is more open to legalizing marijuana.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Drug Enforcement Administrator Michele Leonhart and her boss, Attorney General Eric Holder, appear locked in a bureaucratic staring match over the Obama administration’s attempt to reform the way the federal government approaches criminal justice and punishment. For Holder and for President Barack Obama, sentencing reform has become a critical, second-term legacy item, as they aim Read the full article…

The First 
Pot President

OBAMA IS LAUGHING AT THEM Under Presidents Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Bush junior, pot busts more than doubled and then doubled again. Under Obama, states are now successfully opting out of the drug war.

WASHINGTON: Last fall, a prominent Seattle pot lawyer named Jeffrey Steinborn predicted doom for Initiative 502, the ballot measure that legalized marijuana in Washington State: “I truly believe that when this law passes, a legal challenge by the Feds will pretty much void all of it,” he said.

Sanity On Pot And Stop-And-Frisk

Holder’s decision, and the reaction to it, suggests the changing political reality around marijuana

NEW YORK: Two of the big legal stories of the past few weeks seem, on the surface, to have almost nothing to do with one another. Attorney General Eric Holder gave a tentative acquiescence to the marijuana-legalization programs in the states of Colorado and Washington. A federal judge declared that the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police Department violated Read the full article…

Federal memo no pot panacea

Moms for Marijuana on the McWilliams Memorial Stage at Seattle Hempfest 2013.

WASHINGTON: For some laboring in Washington’s fledgling marijuana industry, this week’s news from Washington, D.C., was a policy shift more nuanced than bold, more a flashing caution signal than a green light.

Federal memo no pot panacea

Moms for Marijuana on the McWilliams Memorial Stage at Seattle Hempfest 2013.

WASHINGTON: For some laboring in Washington’s fledgling marijuana industry, this week’s news from Washington, D.C., was a policy shift more nuanced than bold, more a flashing caution signal than a green light.

Marijuana Ruling Could Signal End of Prohibition on Pot

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson discusses Thursdays announcement.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: It’s legal to light up in Colorado and Washington, and soon smoking pot could be legalized across the country following a decision Thursday by the federal government.

For Pot Movement, Sanjay Gupta Trumps Eric Holder

CNN

NEW JERSEY: The Drug War continued its death rattle this week, loosening further still the iron-fisted grip it’s had on the American psyche since Reefer Madness turned pot into the devil’s weed back in 1936.

For Pot Movement, Sanjay Gupta Trumps Eric Holder

CNN

NEW JERSEY: The Drug War continued its death rattle this week, loosening further still the iron-fisted grip it’s had on the American psyche since Reefer Madness turned pot into the devil’s weed back in 1936.

Sanjay Gupta Gives Late Night Comedians Some Great Material (VIDEOS)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta came out in favor of marijuana last week, bringing America to the tipping point for marijuana legal reform in America.  The MJ News Network is expecting U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to make a major announcement later this week.  Our resident psychic and staff magician, Doctor Mentallo, is predicting the AG will Read the full article…