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Life in Prison For Pot: It’s Past Time for Presidential Pardons

Life in Prison For Pot: It’s Past Time for Presidential Pardons

UPDATE: On 3/5/15 Larry Duke was granted an immediate release from prison, after serving 26 years for a non-violent cannabis-only offense. Larry believes that his successful sentence reduction process could set a new precedent for releasing others incarcerated for similar offenses. Click here for more information.  The world is changing, and cannabis activists are celebrating […]

Ending the Drug War: Cannabis Reform Advocates in US Congress

Ending the Drug War: Cannabis Reform Advocates in US Congress

If you haven’t seen the video coverage of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) grilling the drug czar’s chief deputy Michael Botticelli at Tuesday’s House Oversight Committee Hearing on marijuana policy, you should. The lines of questioning are similar to Rep. Cohen’s questioning last year of DEA Director […]

The Federal Government Killed Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Federal Government Killed Philip Seymour Hoffman

Over the weekend, the internet found something more important than the impending Superbowl to talk about: the Oscar-winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, was found dead in a New York hotel room. According to the police source that alerted the media to the death, Hoffman was reportedly found near baggies of what they believe to be […]

More Words of Wisdom for Senator and Lady Gaga Fan Jeff Sessions

More Words of Wisdom for Senator and Lady Gaga Fan Jeff Sessions

Lady Gaga said marijuana is addictive, so it must be true, right? Absolutely, according to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). Here are some other words of wisdom from musicians that Mr. Sessions should take to heart: “Ganja is Natural from the earth/Mine cure from I and I head to I and I toes/Yeah, mon/So many cures.” –Batch […]

Why a Pissed Off DEA Director is a Good Thing

Why a Pissed Off DEA Director is a Good Thing

IMAGE: Mickey Martin Michele M. Leonhart, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) had some nasty words about President Obama’s recent statements on marijuana’s relative health risks and disparities in its enforcement at a recent meeting of the National Sheriff’s Association. While video or transcripts have yet to emerge, some law enforcement veterans expressed surprise […]

President Obama on Marijuana: Major Reform or Empty Promises?

President Obama on Marijuana: Major Reform or Empty Promises?

It isn’t always that a news story eclipses Superbowl playoff reports on Sundays in January – but yesterday’s New Yorker interview with President Obama drew widespread attention that certainly took some focus off the big game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. For the first time ever, the president made an unequivocal […]