Cannabis Legislation

Obama 'Open For Questions' About The Economy — Ask Him To Support Taxing And Regulating Marijuana

WhiteHouse.gov is once again asking the public to pose questions directly to President Obama via its ‘Open For Questions’ service. The topic of this week’s forum is the national economy, and not surprisingly, many of you have already put forward questions to the President regarding the taxation and regulation of cannabis.

Hemp Field

GOP Senator Assails Administration's New Stance On Medical Pot

Republican Congressman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) really, really doesn’t like the idea of patients using medical cannabis — even when their use is compliant with state and local laws.
Just hours after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reaffirmed that he will no longer authorize the federal justice department to undermine statewide medical marijuana laws, Grassley lashed out.

Marijuana Arrests

Two Seattle Police Chiefs: One a Drug Czar, the Other a "Legalizer"

Drugs are more readily available today, at lower prices and higher levels of potency than in the history of the drug war. Prices fluctuate, use levels ebb and flow but one thing remains constant: the unrepealable law of supply and demand. If people want mood or mind-altering drugs, suppliers will make sure they get them.

cannabis and pills

10 Years Ago Today: U.S. Government Admits Marijuana Is Medicine

Today marks the 10-year-anniversary of the publication of the Institute of Medicine’s landmark study on medical cannabis: Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base.
When the White House commissioned this report in response to the passage of California’s Compassionate Use Act of 1996, many in the mainstream media, and many more lawmakers, were still skeptical about marijuana’s potential therapeutic value.