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 …

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 …

Trump’s marijuana options

  By Beau Kilmer - 01/17/17 01:30 PM ES Finally, there appears to be a serious federal discussion about marijuana legalization. But it’s nowhere near the Beltway. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s marijuana task force recently released a landmark report about legalizing and regulating the drug in Canada. Advocates on all sides will find something to …

Marijuana reforms flood state legislatures

By Reid Wilson - 01/13/17 Legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana, a rush of legislative activity that supporters hope reflects a newfound willingness by public officials to embrace a trend toward legalization. The gamut covered by measures introduced in the early days …

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 …

The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month — unless you act right now.

The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month -- unless you act right now. You probably already know that for the past two years our movement has succeeded in passing Congressional amendments preventing the Justice Department from interfering with state medical cannabis laws. But those …

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 …

In Honor Of Dr Martin Luther King: -United States Department Of Justice Investigation Of Recent Allegations Regarding The Assassination Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  On August 26, 1998, the Attorney General directed the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, assisted by the Criminal Division, to investigate two separate, recent allegations related to the April 4, 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. These allegations emanate from Loyd Jowers, a former Memphis tavern owner, …

DOJ: Local man facing 40 years in prison for selling marijuana

  By KOMO Staff Friday, January 15th 2016 TACOMA, Wash. -- A South Sound man could potentially spend the next 40 years in prison after he was convicted Friday of illegally growing and selling marijuana. Prosecutors say 37-year-old Lance Edward Gloor and his business partner opened four illegal marijuana dispensaries throughout Puget Sound. The men …

Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands

U.S. won't stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands By Timothy M. Phelps contact the reporter Business U.S. Department of Justice The Justice Department will generally not try to enforce federal marijuana laws on Native American reservation Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some …