My final interview with President Obama in the White House had been scheduled for the day after the presidential election.
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted on Thursday to allow banks to provide financial services to legal recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries, according to The Denver Post.
Military veterans, particularly those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may soon get access to medical cannabis in states that allow it after Congress voted to lift a federal ban.
The annual marijuana protest known as 4/20 came early this year.
Inspired by a warning from comedian Bill Maher that progress on marijuana reform could be rolled back after President Obama leaves office
Marijuana advocates hoping for a substantial shift in federal marijuana policy in the last year of the Obama administration are likely to be disappointed.
Despite its opposition to making marijuana use legal, the Obama administration is urging the Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit from Nebraska and Oklahoma that seeks to declare Colorado’s pot legalization unconstitutional.
CANNABIS CULTURE – Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer is calling for the removal of Drug Enforcement Administration acting administrator Chuck Rosenberg over the drug chief’s comments that medical marijuana is “a joke.”
Even as support for ending marijuana prohibition is building around the country, Congress and the Obama administration remain far too timid about the need for change.
President Obama took a major step towards ending the War on Drugs by commuting the sentences of 46 convicted federal prisoners for nonviolent, drug-related crimes, at least eight of whom were serving life sentences.