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Obama Medical Marijuana

Imprisoned Pot Shop Employee Has A Message For Obama

The Huffington Post | Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Robert Duncan, who managed marijuana-growing for a collective of Northern California medical marijuana dispensaries, surrendered to federal prison Mon...

Harry Reid Backs Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) came out in favor of medical marijuana Thursday in a Las Vegas Sun interview, becoming one of the highest e...

How These 6 People And You Have Been Screwed By The War On Weed

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge & Nick Wing | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that two states will be allowed to go forward with legalizing recreational marijuana use, a major m...

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House: Obama Does Not Support Changes To Medical Marijuana Laws 'At This Point' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama does not support changes to the legal classification of marijuana, the White House said Wednesday, despite growin...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Has Gupta's Medical Marijuana Epiphany Reached Obama? | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House declined to weigh in Tuesday on whether President Barack Obama has changed his position on medical marijuana use after t...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Obama Worse Than Bush On Medical Marijuana | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers across the country are fed up with the Obama administration's disrespect for local marijuana laws. On Monday, the United States Conferen...

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows Big Support For Medical Marijuana | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Most Americans continue to support legalizing medical marijuana, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, and most think the federal government should...

Report Details Shocking Cost Of Medical Marijuana Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Luke Johnson | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

An analysis from pro-medical marijuana group Americans For Safe Access found that President Barack Obama's administration has spent nearly $300 millio...

Obama 'Betrayed Me'

Posted 05.27.2013 | Los Angeles

President Barack Obama has faced a lot of criticism about his administration's harsh stance on marijuana, and much of it comes from medical cannabis u...

Matt Sledge

Medical Marijuana Case May Head Back To Court | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A medical marijuana group filed a petition on Friday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, asking for a do-...

Ryan Grim

After Medical Marijuana Mess, Obama's Prosecutors Face Big Decision On Pot | 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 J. Reilly

Wife Of Medical Marijuana Provider Asks Obama To End Family's 'Nightmare' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The wife of a California medical marijuana provider who is facing 10 years in prison after being indicted by federal authorities last ye...

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...

'The Choice Between A Disappointment And Disaster'

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.02.2012 | San Francisco

As the 2012 election mercifully enters the home stretch, it's time to look back and see what issues were almost completely ignored by both candidates....

Obama, What About "Free and Open Scientific Inquiry" for Medical Marijuana?

Dr. John Schwarz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dr. John Schwarz

The acceptance of science has come a long way since Galileo was arrested as a heretic for questioning the order of the Universe. Yet today, the federal government ignores scientific facts accepted around the globe to cling to outdated ideological policies and restrict marijuana research.

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...

Ryan Grim

How NAFTA (And Other Policies) Fueled The Drug Trade | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

This article is adapted from the book "This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America." When President Barack Obama t...

Carly Schwartz

PHOTOS: Marijuana Activists Protest Obama's Oakland Visit | Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.23.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND -- Locally-owned businesses along Oakland's Telegraph Avenue flew green flags outside their storefronts Monday afternoon in solidarity with se...

Wake Up Obama: Medical Marijuana Patients Are Voters

Steph Sherer | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Steph Sherer

How can I vote for someone who has broken his promise? How can I vote for someone who can't see very real public health needs? How can I vote for someone who wages war on my fellow patients and me?

A Big Mistake In Obama's War on Medical Marijuana

Scott Morgan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Scott Morgan

Obama once said that undermining medical marijuana laws was a poor use of resources, and he was right. But it's not only a poor use of resources, it's also just plain wrong. As a candidate, and as a leader, it's time for our president to make things right.

In Defense of President Obama's Medical Marijuana Policy

Doug Dean | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Doug Dean

Obama, in your second term, do the right thing and shake up the O'Reilly's of the world with a proper dose of reality by rescheduling cannabis as the virtual harmless substance that it is -- or, at least, do it on your way out.

Feds Find New Target In Medical Marijuana Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

By Brett Wolf ST. LOUIS, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) - Federal prosecutors are targeting medical marijuana shops in California, ...

A Local (and National) Medical Marijuana Policy That Reeks of Hypocrisy

Scott Stenholm | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Scott Stenholm

Why regulate a relatively harmless product that would create massive tax revenues in a desperate economy when you can just put that revenue back in the hands of illegal dealers and drug cartels?

Dem Lawmaker Vows To Fight Medical Marijuana Raids

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) vowed to continue to fight federal raids on medical marijuana after a bipartisan measure he introduced along with Reps. ...

Would Romney Be Worse for Medical Marijuana Than Obama?

Scott Morgan | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Scott Morgan

Anyone who wants to argue that Romney would be worse when it comes to medical marijuana should begin by explaining how. Obama's been worse on this issue than George W. Bush ever was, so what's to say he wouldn't be worse than Romney too?