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Ryan J. Reilly

This Prosecutor May Have Made Batkid's Day, But Her Fight Against Cannabis Is Hurting Sick Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internet went wild last week when a top federal prosecutor and the FBI jumped aboard the "Batkid" craze, issuing a fake indictment a...

Ryan J. Reilly

Case Of Georgia Cop Accused Of Selling Pot Tests New DOJ Marijuana Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The case of a Georgia sheriff accused of selling pot to undercover FBI agents seems to be one of the first without a clear connection to...

Ryan J. Reilly

No 'Free Pass' For Marijuana Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Department officials did not believe they could successfully prevent states from legalizing marijuana in federal court and feare...

Medical Marijuana Patients Need Protection NOT Policy Rhetoric. Will Congress Step Up?

Steph Sherer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Steph Sherer

The principles of good faith, fair play and common decency dictate that based on these facts, DOJ owes the state of Washington, and other similarly affected states like California, Montana, and Michigan, a period of time to bring state laws in compliance with the second Cole Memo.

Task Force Endorses Firing Employees For Off-The-Job Pot Use

Posted 02.06.2013 | Denver

A new policy recommendation by Colorado's Marijuana Task Force would allow bosses to legally fire their workers for off-the-job marijuana use. Wh...

Ryan Grim

After Medical Marijuana Mess, Obama's Prosecutors Face Big Decision On Pot

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

OAKLAND, Calif. -- In the summer of 2007, the owners of Harborside Health Center, then and now the most prominent medical marijuana dispensary in the ...

Ryan Grim

Obama DOJ Flips On Medical Pot

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Medical marijuana advocates are pushing back against a new Justice Department threat to raid and prosecute medical pot shops even in sta...