DEA Leaves Federal Marijuana Prohibition Unchanged

Chuck Rosenberg

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has rejected an effort to remove cannabis from the federal government’s highest level of controlled substances: The Obama administration has denied a bid by two Democratic governors to reconsider how it treats marijuana under federal drug control laws, keeping the drug for now, at least, in the most restrictive category for […]

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Cannabis-friendly challenger destroys GOP prohibitionist Andy Harris in congressional primary poll


Republican primary voters are castigating Maryland congressman Andy Harris for meddling in the District of Columbia’s cannabis laws. A new poll shows his opponent Michael Smigiel winning 58% to 29% among GOP voters. The survey of 616 registered Republicans in Maryland’s 1st Congressional District also found that 59% of respondents said they would be “less likely” to […]

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Sanders Bill To End Marijuana Prohibition Puts 2016 Presidential Contenders On Notice


Criminal justice reform is emerging as a key issue up and down the ballot in the 2016 election as Americans of all backgrounds force the political establishment to pursue serious alternatives to mass incarceration. Marijuana prohibition is creating an unparalleled opportunity for White House hopefuls to draw contrasts with each other and build support across […]

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