Supreme Court Petitioned to Review Marijuana Scheduling

The Supreme Court is really the final say in U.S. legal matters, with the potential to supersede trial judges, appeals court judges, and even to negate unconstitutional laws written by state and federal lawmakers. But getting them to rule or even listen to arguments on something is no easy matter. Experts and advocates alike are […]

Why The Obama Administration is Still Mum on Marijuana

It seems like we’ve been waiting an eternity on the Obama Administration to tell us how they will handle marijuana. Because the federal laws on marijuana differ so greatly from the states’ and those states greatly differ from one another, a medical marijuana patient, for example, doesn’t know quite where they stand in regards to […]

White House Drug Czar Speaks Out Against State Marijuana Laws

While the nation waits to see how U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will address the changing marijuana laws, White House Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske made it clear that, in his mind, nothing has changed and marijuana is still both dangerous and illegal. According to McClatchy Newspapers, Kerlikowske was in Baltimore this week to announce the […]

Could Federal Marijuana Commission Force the Needed Pot “Conversation”?

In a December interview with Barbara Walters, President Barack Obama repeated what he’s alluded to before, that there needs to be a “conversation about, how do you reconcile a federal law that still says marijuana is a federal offense and state laws that say it’s legal.” That conversation hasn’t yet happened. Instead, the feds talk amongst themselves […]

Could an End to Federal Marijuana Prohibition Come In The Next 5 Years?

Several United States Congressmen recently introduced bills that would dismantle the federal prohibition of marijuana and let states decide their on course on the issue.

Former DEA-Heads Say Holder Should Sue States Over Marijuana

As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder continues to say that the Department of Justice is looking at all their options in how they will handle pot legalization in Washington and Colorado, ex-DEA chiefs are calling on him to act quickly or risk marijuana chaos in those states and more to come.

The Momentum Behind Marijuana and Hemp Has Never Been Greater

Times are changing. Even those who do not really pay attention to the marijuana law reform movement or what is happening in the world of cannabis can see it. With the historic victories in Colorado and Washington last November and the fanfare surrounding the introduction of legalization and taxation bills on Capitol Hill, marijuana is […]

Congressmen Introduce Bill to Legalize Cannabis at Federal Level

Colorado and Washington did it and now several states are considering it or have already taken steps to do it—it’s the legalization of marijuana. And the one thing standing in the way of several states, the same thing that could effectively derail efforts even in the states where it has already been legalized, is federal […]

Appeals Court Backs Refusal to Reconsider Federal Marijuana Classification

According to current federal law, marijuana is dangerous and harmful drug with no medicinal uses. While this statement flies in the face of reality and nearly every recent body of marijuana research, it’s the stance that the federal government has taken and refused to budge from. Just this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

Feds Aggressively Asserting Federal Law in State Marijuana Cases

We know by now that the feds don’t want to see the people of this country have access to marijuana—whether for recreation or for the numerous medical benefits it offers. We know this because federal prosecutors continue to levy charges against those dispensary owners and operators that are abiding by state laws but running afoul […]