DOJ’s Mysterious Marijuana Subcommittee

Submitted by Marijuana News on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 08:45 Few details have emerged about a potentially influential review.Led by an outspoken legalization opponent, Jeff Sessions' Justice Department is reviewing federal marijuana policy, with significant changes possible soon. Almost nothing about the review process is publicly known and key players in the policy debate have not …

H.R.1227 – Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

        PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY AND SUPPORT THIS BILL TO REMOVE CANNABIS/MARIJUANA FROM THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT! THIS IS THE CLOSEST THING TO A “REPEAL” BILL THAT HAS BEEN OFFERED AND IT IS BEING SUPPORTED BY MOST ACTIVISTS!   Find your legislator HERE!   To write or call the White House, …

Marijuana-Related Charges Will Still Be Used to Build Deportation Cases, the Homeland Security Chief Says

  Kevin Lui Apr 18, 2017 U.S. immigration authorities will continue to enforce federal laws against marijuana and use them as a basis to deport undocumented immigrants, says John Kelly, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security, on Tuesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "will continue to use marijuana possession, distribution and convictions as essential elements as …

Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis have introduced legislation in the House and Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act —

Marijuana Treated Like Alcohol? Legislation Filed In Senate and House by NORML March 30, 2017 Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis have introduced legislation in the House and Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. …

“arriving high in the saddle on Tonto, an Irish sport horse…”

  On his first day on the job, the new Interior Department secretary, Ryan Zinke, proved he knows how to make an entrance: arriving high in the saddle on Tonto, an Irish sport horse. Mounted police escorted him a few blocks through Washington. Mr. Zinke, a fifth-generation Montanan who now oversees the country’s 500 million …

Democrats Call For Attorney General Sessions To Resign

March 2, 20175:08 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Democratic leaders want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after news reports that he met with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. twice last year. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending his meetings with a Russian diplomat The Washington Post reports Sessions met twice …

Whitehouse Press Release– I have a question on medical marijuana…

  February 23, 2017   A LINK TO THE ENTIRE PRESS BRIEFING HERE … I have a question on medical marijuana.  Our state voters passed a medical marijuana amendment in November.  Now we're in conflict with federal law, as many other states are.  The Obama administration kind of chose not to strictly enforce those federal …

Privacy and Civil Liberties at CIA (as updated 1/18/2017)

  The CIA of the U.S. has released information on the updated rules and regulations concerning collection of data and investigation of U.S. Citizens as of 1/18/2017. The published information is available on their new website, “Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties”. This is the first time that this information has been readily available to …

Marijuana backers worry over AG Sessions

Supporters of liberalizing marijuana laws worry their relationship with the federal government is about to get a lot more contentious as members of the incoming Donald Trump administration signal they will take a harder line on drug policy. During the Obama administration, Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch agreed not to enforce some drug …

Obama sets new record for regulations, 527 pages in just one day

  By Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) • 11/17/16 President Obama has just set a new record for rules and regulations, his administration spitting out 527 pages worth in just one day, as he races to put his fingerprint on virtually every corner of American life and business. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the administration has …

Over and over again, the military has conducted dangerous biowarfare experiments on Americans

  Kevin Loria / Oct 1st 2016 4:00AM On September 20, 1950, a US Navy ship just off the coast of San Francisco used a giant hose to spray a cloud of microbes into the air and into the city's famous fog. The military was testing how a biological weapon attack would affect the 800,000 …

Seed Freedom Call to Action 2016

Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly The Hague 14-16 October We are happy to inform you that Navdanya – along with multiple civil society organizations – is co-organizing a People’s Assembly for the future of food and the future of our planet at the Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague from 14th to 16th October 2016. The …

…the indiscriminate and immediate disposal of national public lands…

In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy stands along the road near his ranch in Bunkerville, Nev.   The Republican platform committee met this week to draft the document that defines the party’s official principles and policies. Along with provisions on pornography and LGBT “conversion therapy” is an amendment calling for the …

2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

    Secretary Kerry, German Foreign Minister Steinmeier, 'Diplomutt' Ben Exit State Department Following News Conference Preceding Working Dinner in Washington by U.S. Department of State   Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 2, 2016   The U.S. Department of State submitted the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) to Congress today. …

Washington DC vs. America: The Federal Land Grab

What a mess. For generations, Washington D.C. has attempted to grab our guns and state legislatures follow its lawless example. It occupies 640 million acres of America. But having our guns and our land taken by D.C. thugs isn't about the Second Amendment. It is about Washington D.C. and its allies in multinational and foreign …

D.C. Circuit Questions Secrecy of DOJ Prosecution Manual

By Michael A. Scarcella Published: Jan 15, 2016 Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/NLJ Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse following deliberations in his corruption trial. October 27, 2008. An ethics manual prepared by the U.S. Justice Department for prosecutors in the aftermath of the botched case against Sen. Ted Stevens should …

U.S.: Congressman Blumenauer Writes Open Letter To President About Marijuana

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 22:24 - steveelliott By Steve Elliott Hemp News Congressman Earl Blumenauer on Tuesday wrote an open letter advocating marijuana legalization to President Obama in advance of the President's State of the Union speech. "As you begin your last year in office, I hope there is one more step you take to bring …

Because the feds rely heavily on state and local law enforcement assistance to enforce federal measures, passing a state law banning such assistance will make federal gun control “nearly impossible to enforce.”

(Please follow the links below for information)...(each pic is a link as well)... Andrew Napolitano: Federal gun laws “nearly impossible” to enforce without state assistance   2nd Amendment Preservation Act TAKE ACTION: Contact your state rep AND senator – and urge them to introduce this legislation for your state. Find your legislators’ contact info at …

FBI Louisville Seeks the Public’s Assistance in Identifying Public Corruption within the Commonwealth of Kentucky

FBI Louisville July 31, 2015 Louisville Press Office (502) 263-6000 Special Agent in Charge Howard S. Marshall of the FBI’s Louisville Division, joined by John E. Kuhn, Jr. United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, and Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, announced today a new initiative …

(Evansville police department) EPD wants U.S. Supreme Court to review SWAT raid ruling

Posted: Nov 04, 2015 12:52 PM CST Updated: Nov 04, 2015 1:58 PM CST Posted by Audra Levy, Digital Content Director EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Attorneys for the Evansville Police Department are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court's ruling regarding a lawsuit over a SWAT raid. In August, a federal appeals …

Three Individuals Growing Medical Marijuana In WA State Convicted And Sent To Prison

Darren Smith 2d ago Washington By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Nearly a year and a half ago we featured a story describing the plight of the “Kettle Falls Five” who were arrested by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency on charges relating to marijuana cultivation and firearms violations.  I am reprinting here portions of my previous …

6 Stories That Prove You Can Still Be Arrested For Growing Marijuana In Colorado

  By TNM News on October 9, 2015 Latest Headlines, Legal, News Feed Although it may be “Legal” in some way, some operations for making your own marijuana are being targeted by both the Federal and State governments. Much like the law that you cannot make and distribute your own alcohol without the proper licensing …

Lawmakers, sign on now, to repeal the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA).

JackieTreehorn Joined: Sep 2005 TX, USA Posted: 10/20/2008 3:04:42 PM EDT Lawmakers, sign on now, to repeal the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA). Without this authority, the ill-conceived War On Drugs (WOD) stops in its tracks. No one has talked about the War On Drugs for a long time. It has not gone away. …

What happened to the hemp crop in kentucky? (It took a trip!)

Low hemp harvest yield expected Story by Lauren Epperson, Contributing writer Emily Harris/The News Tony Brannon, dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture, said problems with this years seeds could lead to a low yielding harvest. By late May, Murray State agriculture students still were awaiting the arrival of the key ingredient to their summer …

Background Briefing On the Mechanics of the United States Refugee Admissions Program Special Briefing

Press Releases: Background Briefing On the Mechanics of the United States Refugee Admissions Program 09/11/2015 07:13 PM EDT Background Briefing On the Mechanics of the United States Refugee Admissions Program Special Briefing State Department Official Via Teleconference Washington, DC September 11, 2015 MODERATOR: Thank you, Christy, and thank you all for joining us today. As …

Bob Dylan called them the ‘Masters of War’, while US President Dwight D. Eisenhower famously urged Americans to “guard against” the growing power of the “military-industrial complex.”

Arms firms from around the world will descend on East London next week for the 2015 Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition. RT takes a look at this year’s big vendors peddling their wares. Bob Dylan called them the ‘Masters of War’, while US President Dwight D. Eisenhower famously urged Americans to “guard against” …

Land of the Unfree – Police and Prosecutors Fight Aggressively to Retain Barbaric Right of “Civil Asset Forfeiture”

  Their effort, at least at the state level, appears to be working   Efforts to limit seizures of money, homes and other property from people who may never be convicted of a crime are stalling out amid a wave of pressure from prosecutors and police. Their effort, at least at the state level, appears …

Why Medical Marijuana Patients’ Rights Are Under Attack Across the U.S.

Marijuana legalization campaigns vowed to protect medical marijuana rights, but public officials in legal states have been undermining those vows. By Jeremy Daw / The Leaf Online May 28, 2015   From Washington State to Washington, D.C., successful cannabis legalization campaigns have consistently promised voters that they would preserve the rights of medical marijuana patients …

Silk Road Mastermind Gets Life Prison Sentence

 The convicted mastermind behind Silk Road, a Deep Web marketplace that at one time was bustling with anonymous narcotics transactions, was sentenced to life in prison in a U.S. District Court in lower Manhattan on Friday . Ross Ulbricht, 31, received his life sentence after a giving a final, tearful plea for leniency. In February, …