Pages tagged "DEA"

Medical cannabis researcher explains recent scientific review

| July 09, 2012 |

The article "Medical Marijuana: Clearing Away the Smoke" by Grant, Atkinson, Gouaux, and Wilsey published this month in Bentham Science's 5-year-old, peer-reviewed, National Library of Medicine-indexed and internationally edited Open Neurology Journal represents a major milestone in the consolidation of...

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DEA’s Leonhart says “We will look at any options for reducing drug addiction,” but what about medical marijuana?

| June 25, 2012 |

         Administrator Michele Leonhart has created quite a controversy with her comments on medical marijuana made last Wednesday during a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) House oversight hearing. From her bumbling response to Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) on the issue of addiction...

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DEA Chief on Medical Cannabis use by Navy vet: "that's between him and his doctor"

| June 20, 2012 |

During today's Drug Enforcement Administration Oversight Hearing, Representative Steve Cohen (D - TN) asked DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart whether or not it would be permissible for a Navy veteran to use medical cannabis to help with severe weight loss. The...

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Medical Marijuana Reading - June 11th 2012

| June 11, 2012 |

Catch up on the latest news about medical marijuana throughout the county. Feds Attack California’s Medical Marijuana Trade - Again (Reuters) Mass. Medical Marijuana Opponents Mobilize Efforts (Bloomberg) Report: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Not Linked to Neighborhood Crime (US News and...

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Congress takes historic vote against federal raids

| May 10, 2012 |

Wednesday night, the House voted on the Rohrabacher-Hinchey-McClintock-Farr amendment, to end the federal crackdown on state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries. While the amendment failed, it received more votes than a similar bill in 2007 (when Democrats controlled the House). Thank you...

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Why we fight for medical cannabis - and how Congress can help us win

| May 08, 2012 |

One month ago I traveled to California for an event in San Francisco. The morning before the event, I awoke to the news that the Drug Enforcement Administration was raiding Blue Sky, a dispensary in Oakland. It was heartening to...

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Obama (Double) Speaks on Medical Marijuana

| April 25, 2012 |

     Finally, President Obama has spoken about his aggressive stance toward medical marijuana. Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, his statements are underwhelming, inaccurate and do nothing to address medical marijuana as a public health issue. In response to a question from Rolling...

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Lynching Charlie Lynch - A New Medical Marijuana Documentary

| April 22, 2012 |

           As we find ourselves, yet again, under attack by the federal government, a new medical marijuana documentary tells the story of a dispensary operator arrested in 2007 by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Five years later, the story of Charles...

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Tension Builds Between Local and Federal Officials over DOJ Crackdown on Medical Marijuana

| March 16, 2012 |

           Late last year, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag successfully shut down Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana (MAMM), the oldest operating dispensary in California, by threatening its landlord with asset forfeiture. It didn’t seem to matter that MAMM had the staunch support...

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Obama Pot Justice? Not!

| March 01, 2012 |

         Guest blog by journalist Paul BoergerCandidate and President Barak Obama promised a more reasoned drug policy, but Dr. Mollie Fry and her husband attorney Dale Schafer are now serving five years in federal prison for conspiracy to cultivate and distribute...

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