Pages tagged "DEA"

Indictments Thrown Out by Nevada Judge, Who Said the State’s Medical Marijuana Law “Makes No Sense”

| September 15, 2011 |

         A Nevada trial court judge threw out an indictment Monday against Leonard Schwingdorf and Nathan Hamilton, two medical marijuana dispensary operators arrested in federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement raids on several Las Vegas facilities last year....

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Tennessee Congressman Calls Federal Medical Marijuana Policy “Misguided”

| September 14, 2011 |

Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) wrote a letter to Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske on Monday, urging a change to the country’s drug policy with regard to marijuana. In addition to calling the federal policy on medical marijuana “misguided,” Cohen said, “Marijuana...

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It's About Time

| July 11, 2011 |

         After nine years of delay, the DEA finally denied the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis (CRC) petition to reschedule marijuana.  While this may superficially seem like a setback, it now allows us to get a more fair hearing in federal court.  We even had...

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Celebrating Independence Day with an Unhealthy Dependence on the Federal Government

| July 04, 2011 |

         More by a confluence of circumstances than by design, the federal government made clear this past week its intolerance to medical cannabis as well as its intolerance to the independence of local and state governments to decide their own public...

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Medical Cannabis Community on Red Alert

| July 01, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1695" align="alignnone" width="275" caption="Deputy US AG Cole"][/caption]Under the Obama Administration, Deputy Attorney General James Cole issued a memo reinforcing the intent of the federal government to interfere with state medical cannabis laws, specifically the creation and licensing of dispensing...

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Maine Moves to Protect Private Patient Records

| June 30, 2011 |

[/caption]There has been much concern lately in the medical cannabis community related to the issue of patient privacy.  As Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raids occurred in Michigan, Montana, and Washington, federal agents have seized hundreds of patient records.  Most recently,...

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DOJ memo sends a chilling message

| June 30, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1678" align="alignnone" width="275" caption="Deputy US Attorney General James Cole"][/caption]In a move that impacts hundreds of thousands of medical cannabis patients nationwide, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) sent a chilling message tonight to state and local officials who are...

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Call AG Holder's Office Today

| June 29, 2011 |

Don't let U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder deny your access to medical marijuana!Holder is expected to "clarify" the federal government's enforcement policy on medical marijuana.any day now. Call Holder's office today at 202-514-2001 to demand that the Justice Department leave...

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A Small Step Forward

| June 24, 2011 |

        The District of Columbia Circuit issued an order yesterday requiring the Drug Enforcement Administration to answer our petition for writ of mandamus. While this doesn't require the government to actually answer the rescheduling petition filed in 2002 by the Coalition...

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3 More Indictments in Federal Campaign Against Medical Marijuana

| June 24, 2011 |

       The federal government indicted three people yesterday in Montana, continuing its campaign to undermine medical marijuana laws across the country. The indictment against Jason Burns, Joshua Schultz, and Jesse Leland who were providing medical marijuana to state-qualified patients in Montana,...

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