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 argued that marijuana legalization should be decided on a state-by-state basis, without being more specific.

  By Jonathan Berr MoneyWatch November 11, 2016, 5:30 AM Will Team Trump bust the marijuana business? Supporters of the marijuana industry should be celebrating this week’s passage of eight state ballot measures to permit its use by adults. That promises to triple the industry’s size in coming years.  But harshing their buzz are several …

Kratom Advocates Sip Tea and Seethe at White House Rally Against DEA Ban

One user plans to move to Canada. Another plans to quit. Many more don't know what to do. By Steven Nelson | Staff Writer Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:20 p.m. Several protest attendees brought their own bottle of kratom tea Tuesday to the White House. Those who did not were offered a Solo cup. Steven …

2015: The Year In Review – NORML’s Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 #1 Congress Reauthorizes Medical Marijuana Protections Members of Congress approved language in the fiscal year 2016 omnibus spending bill that continues to limit the federal government from taking punitive action against state-licensed individuals or operations that are acting are in full compliance with the medical marijuana laws of their states. The …

McConnell has a confrontational course in mind

01/05/15 09:20 AM   By Steve Benen The Wall Street Journal reported the other day that the Republican-led Congress plans to quickly take up “legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline,” which President Obama is likely to reject. “Such a move could antagonize Republicans,” the newspaper noted. It’s always fascinating to see the ways …

Sponsors cancel drug summit in Madras after facing criticism from marijuana legalization advocates

By Jeff Mapes | [email protected] Email the author | Follow on Twitter on August 21, 2014 at 7:25 PM, updated August 21, 2014 at 7:28 PM A nonprofit group has canceled an October anti-drug summit in Madras -- which was to feature a prominent opponent of marijuana legalization -- after complaints were raised by sponsors …

The Required White House Response on Marijuana

      By David Firestone, New York Times - Tuesday, July 29 2014 When the White House issued a statement last night saying that marijuana should remain illegal — responding to our pro-legalization editorial series — officials there weren’t just expressing an opinion. They were following the law. The White House Office of National …

Response to The New York Times Editorial Board’s Call for Federal Marijuana Legalization

    Posted by ONDCP Staff on July 28, 2014 at 06:40 PM EDT The New York Times editorial board opined in its Sunday July 27, 2014 edition that the Federal government should legalize marijuana for adults aged 21 years and older. The New York Times editorial board compares Federal marijuana policy to the failure …

Official White House Response to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana in a Manner Similar to Alcohol

Official White House Response to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana in a Manner Similar to Alcohol. and 7 other petitions What We Have to Say About Legalizing Marijuana By Gil Kerlikowske When the President took office, he directed all of his policymakers to develop policies based on science and research, not ideology or politics. So our …