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Obama Marijuana Policy

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama's White House Opposes His Actual Views On Marijuana Legalization | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top White House official's testimony explained the Obama administration's position on state marijuana legalization, which seems to dir...

Huffington This Week: Dangerous Substances

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, Lynne Peeples puts the spotlight on one of the rarely-discussed dangers facing soldiers in war zones: exposure to contaminated environments. And Ryan Grim and Ryan Reilly wade into the battle over medical marijuana, against the backdrop of our nation's decades-long and disastrous drug war.

It's Time For The Obama Administration To Acknowledge That Marijuana Prohibition Doesn't Work

Paul Armentano | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics
Paul Armentano

Never has there existed greater public support for ending the nation's nearly century-long experiment with pot prohibition and replacing it with regulation. The historic Election Day votes in Colorado and Washington underscore this reality. But is the Obama administration listening?

Brad Pitt & Other Celebrities Praise Obama's Views On Pot

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt, John Legend, Russell Simmons, Danny Glover and filmaker Eugene Jarecki released joint statements in praise of President Barack Obama's evol...

Medical Marijuana Activists Demand A Clear Policy From Obama

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 02.14.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recre...

Obama On Marijuana

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

Anytime the president answers a question about marijuana and federal marijuana policy, as he did in a recent interview with ABC's Barbara Walters that airs tonight, it makes sense to parse his words.

Marijuana Policy Reform Group Plans Nationwide Protests

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

Medical marijuana policy reform advocates will gather across the country on Thursday to protest President Barack Obama's aggressive crackdown on the s...

Jason Linkins

Feds Shut Down Medical Marijuana Shop To Preserve The Pristine Students At Boulder | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

The war on drugs: it's mostly hard, and frequently inane. But fortunately for modern-day drug-battling bureaucrats, there is a superbly easy target to...

Matt Ferner

Obama's War On Pot Ramps Up In Colorado | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.17.2012 | Denver

In its official party platform, the Denver County Democratic Party endorses the legalization of marijuana and the Colorado Democratic Party has announ...

Marijuana Prohibition's Legal Insanity Continues

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One-third of our governments have decided that sick people are allowed to use marijuana. In other words, that marijuana has a valid medical use. If Attorney General Eric Holder were following any sort of science-based (or even fact-based) drug policy, he would admit this reality.