Pages tagged "Eric Holder"

Let's Get Jerry Out of Prison!

| July 08, 2013 |

Jerry Duval (left) with his son JeremyLast month, on June 11th, Michigan medical marijuana patient Jerry Duval surrendered to federal authorities to serve a whopping 10-year prison sentence, even though he was never in violation of the state's medical marijuana...

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Kal Penn of "Harold & Kumar" off-base for defending Obama attacks in medical marijuana states

| May 03, 2013 |

Last week, Kal Penn, who plays Kumar in the “stoner” film franchise Harold & Kumar, spoke to Huffington Post Live about President Obama’s marijuana policies. During the April 26th interview, Penn defended recent Justice Department attacks on dispensaries in medical...

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ASA Launches Medical Marijuana Week in Response to 3 Years of Obama's Broken Promises

| February 12, 2012 |

UPDATE: Click here for today's detailed action alert.When President Obama was elected in 2008, the medical marijuana community was optimistic that the worst days of federal harassment were finally in the past. After all, he had once said, "I would...

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President Obama Makes Case Against His Own Medical Marijuana Policy During SOTU Address

| January 25, 2012 |

Over the years, President Obama has said some encouraging things about medical marijuana, but his policy has never matched up. To many, Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address will likely be remembered as the moment when he framed his...

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Attorney General Holder Says One Thing While His U.S. Attorneys Do Another

| December 09, 2011 |

     Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder answered questions before the House Judiciary Committee on his Justice Department’s handling of the now-famous federal ATF operation, “Fast and Furious.” During the hearing, Rep. Polis (D-CO) asked a series of questions on medical...

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The Ongoing Saga of Federal Interference in Washington State & Push Back from Congress

| October 15, 2011 |

         Earlier this year, on April 21st, the Washington State legislature passed SB 5073, a bill that would have established a licensing system for the dozens of medical marijuana distribution centers that existed to provide much-needed medication to thousands of patients...

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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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Congress to AG Holder: Let States Implement Medical Marijuana Laws without Federal Interference

| June 23, 2011 |

          Congressional members Barney Frank (D-MA) and Jared Polis (D-CO) wrote to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder earlier this week urging him to re-avow his commitment to an October 2009 memorandum that de-emphasized federal enforcement regarding medical marijuana.The 2009 memo was...

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Urge Governors to Stand Up for Patient Rights

| May 19, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1472" align="alignnone" width="252" caption="US AG Holder: Rattling Sabers"][/caption]In the past few months, United States Attorneys General in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Rhode Island, and Vermont  have issued letters threatening federal action against any entity, including state employees, participating...

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