How do marijuana advocates rate Eric Holder’s legacy?

By Paula Reid CBS News March 2, 2015, 5:59 AM   When Eric Holder steps down as attorney general, he'll leave behind a legacy on more than just civil rights issues. For advocates of recreational marijuana use, Holder was a progressive leader who played a key role in the early days of legalization at the …

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 …

Five Washington State Medical Marijuana Patients Face Federal Trials

Prosecutions contradict Obama Administration statements, policy against targeting sick patients SPOKANE, WA — Family members from a rural area of eastern Washington are expected to go to trial next month on federal marijuana charges, despite the Obama Administration’s repeated claims that it does not target seriously ill patients. The federal trial of the “Kettle Falls …

Eric Holder Urged To Oppose Marijuana Ballots By Ex-DEA Heads

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Nine former heads of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration urged Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday to take a stand against possible legalization of recreational marijuana in three western states, saying silence would convey acceptance. The former officials said in a letter sent on Friday that …