Criminal Justice System

June 24, 2011

Medical pot providers face conspiracy charges

  Medical pot providers face conspiracy charges The Billings Gazette | Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 5:30 pm | ELIZA WILEY/Helena Independent Record Federal agents from the DEA, FBI and ATF tore through Montana Cannabis’ greenhouses in Helena on Monday March 14, 2011, destroying all the plants and medicine within a half-hour. […]
June 24, 2011

Two House members want to end federal ban on pot

    Associated Press, 06.24.11, 08:45 AM EDT WASHINGTON — Two House members introduced a bill Thursday that would remove marijuana from the list of federal controlled substances and cede to the states enforcement of laws governing pot. The legislation would eliminate marijuana-specific penalties under federal law, but would maintain […]
June 23, 2011

Ron Paul Bill Would End Federal War on Marijuana

  Conor Friedersdorf – Conor Friedersdorf is an associate editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction. Follow him on Twitter: @conor64 Close Ron Paul […]
June 22, 2011

Medical pot industry group asks judge to block law

                          By MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA, Mont. Medical marijuana patients and their health providers urged a judge Monday to block a new law that will eliminate commercial pot operations, saying they will have problems obtaining the drug […]
June 21, 2011

Marijuana Legalization Initiative Launched In Washington State

    A mainstream coalition in Washington State has emerged in an attempt to pass a binding voter initiative to legalize the responsible adult use of cannabis, raise needed taxes and create alternative legal controls to the clearly failed policies of 74 years of Cannabis Prohibition. It would set limits […]
June 20, 2011

Tell Attorney General Eric Holder to Leave Medical Marijuana Up to States

    In 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice would no longer spend scarce resources going after medical marijuana patients or providers. The “Ogden memo” clearly established that federal enforcement actions would not be taken against individuals or groups that act in clear and unambiguous […]
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