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 …

White House: Feds will step up marijuana law enforcement

By Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer Updated 6:52 PM ET, Thu February 23, 2017 Washington (CNN)The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted. "I do believe you will see greater enforcement of …

There are three ways to revoke a US president’s executive orders, and they rarely succeed

On Monday (Jan. 30), Sally Yates was fired from her position as acting US attorney general almost immediately after instructing the justice department not to defend president Donald Trump’s new immigration policies in court. Yates said she was not convinced that defending the executive order that establishes those policies was consistent with her responsibility to …

Reality of Standing Rock

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Be a Creative Activist - http://www.jill2016.com/create "The mainstream media is lying about what is happening at Standing Rock. As someone who was there, I confirm what the water protectors have been going through. We need water and we are done with big corporations hurting and destroying our environment for financial …

WATER PROTECTORS ATTACKED AT BARRICADE

Contact: Jade Begay, [email protected], (505)-699-4791 Cannon Ball - On November 20th at approximately 6PM CST over 100 Water Protectors from the Oceti Sakowin and Sacred Stone Camps mobilized to a nearby bridge to remove a barricade that was built by the Morton County Sheriff's Department and the State of North Dakota. This barricade, built after …

Sophia Wilansky was airlifted after being critically injured by a concussion grenade at Standing Rock, ND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2016 Contacts:Marla Marcum 781-475-0996, [email protected]; Tim DeChristopher 801-362-6941, [email protected]   Boston, MA -- Among the Spectra pipeline resisters scheduled to appear in West Roxbury District Court today is 22 year old Sophia Wilansky.  Sophia is one of the Mass Grave 6 defendants, along with Karenna Gore, daughter of former vice-president …

BREAKING: Live Stream Cut Off As Police Spray DAPL Protesters With Water Cannons in Below Freezing Temps

  Police are now firing tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons at water protectors trapped on a bridge, in 26-degree weather. Militarized police in North Dakota are now firing water cannons, concussion grenades, tear gas, and rubber bullets on water protectors trapped on a bridge near Cannon Ball. Following a brief confrontation with police, …

Environmental justice and conservation groups speak out about the illegality and injustice of the Dakota Access Pipeline

                      Kandi Mossett, [email protected], (701) 214-1389Jade Begay, [email protected], (505) 699-4791 Cannon Ball, ND- On November 15th Robert Kennedy Jr. (Waterkeeper Alliance), Michael Brune (Sierra Club), Kandi Mossett (Indigenous Environmental Network), and Joye Braun (Indigenous Environmental Network) spoke in a press conference at the Oceti Sakowin …

Loretta Lynch’s hard-line stance on marijuana is making Colorado sweat

Attorney general nominee veers from Obama’s no-big-deal rhetoric     By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Sunday, February 1, 2015 DENVER — Nobody in the Colorado marijuana industry is panicking, but those involved are sweating a little over the hard line taken by Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s pick to be the next attorney …

Eric Holder Signals Support For Marijuana Reform Just As He’s Heading Out The Door

Matt Ferner Become a fan [email protected]     Just as Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to step down from his post, he appears more open than ever to the argument for rescheduling marijuana as a less dangerous, more beneficial drug. "I think it's certainly a question we need to ask ourselves, whether or not marijuana …

Colorado attorney general backs firing of medical-marijuana patient

By John Ingold The Denver Post The state attorney general's office says Coloradans do not have a right to use marijuana off-the-job, siding with a satellite television company in its firing of a medical-marijuana patient. In a brief filed with the state Supreme Court last month, the Colorado attorney general's office argues that giving workers …

Medical marijuana backers lose bid for looser regulations

By Tom Schoenberg, © 2013, Bloomberg News   WASHINGTON — An appeals court rejected the bid by medical marijuana backers to ease federal controls of the drug, ruling that the government properly kept the substance in its most dangerous category. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the Drug Enforcement …

Effort to legalize hemp gains new life in Kentucky

    Gregory A. Hall, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal FRANKFORT, Ky. -- With support from some of the state's top politicians and claims that it would create thousands of jobs, an effort to legalize industrial hemp — the less-potent cousin of marijuana — may have its best chance of passing the Kentucky General Assembly. Opposition …