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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...

You Have Cancer; Go to Congress -- The Battle for Safe Access to Medical Marijuana

Steph Sherer | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Most Americans see the battle of medical cannabis from a distance as a ping-pong game of excuses from the federal government to deny patients access to cannabis for therapeutic use. But for millions of Americans, issues surrounding medical cannabis affect their daily lives.

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 ...

Lucia Graves

Obama Administration's War On Weed Rolls On

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.18.2012 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- When federal agents raided Oaksterdam University, Richard Lee's downtown Oakland, Calif.-based trade school, earlier this month, it wasn...

Lucia Graves

Federal Interference In State Medical Marijuana Laws Is A Low Priority

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.08.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday reiterated the Justice Department's support for the Ogden memo, which in 2009 declared that 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...