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Obama: 'I Got High, Not Always Thinking About The Harm It Could Do'

Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday launched his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, urg...

Matt Sledge

Obama Says Exactly Zero Words About Pot, Drug Policy Or Criminal Justice Reform In SOTU

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama didn't mention criminal justice, drug policy or marijuana in his 2014 State of the Union address at all. Obama recently told...

Obama Makes Step In War On Drugs

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences in the ...

Obama's Drug Problem

William Chambliss | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics
William Chambliss

Law-enforcement agencies are themselves "addicted" to drugs. They have grown dependent on the crime-fighting statistics generated by drug arrests. The employment of prison staff depends on extraordinary rates of incarceration.

A Letter to the President: My Husband Is Not the "Bigger Fish to Fry" in Your Drug War

Molly Davies | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Molly Davies

Mr. President, I am writing to you as a wife and mother of two young daughters, whose 34-year old husband, Matthew Davies, faces 10 years or more in federal prison for providing medical marijuana to sick people in California, even though he complied with state law concerning medicinal cannabis.

Texas Republican: Obama 'Fried His Brain On Drugs'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Cathie Adams, former Texas GOP chair and current Texas Eagle Forum president, gave a pre-election address earlier this year, claiming that a "Marxist"...

Palin Mocks Obama For 'Cocaine Snorting'

politico.com | TIM MAK | 6/16/12 12:05 AM EDT | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin ridiculed President Barack Obama at a conservative bloggers conference Friday for his "cocaine snorting" and eating dog as a child....

Allen West: 'Let's Talk About The President Doing Blow And Smoking Dope'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

Professional rabble-rouser Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) wants to talk about President Obama getting high. West raised Obama's past drug use at a town...

Obama Drug Control Strategy Focuses On Prevention, Treatment

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House is putting more resources into drug prevention and treatment, part of President Barack Obama's pledge to treat ille...

Ryan Grim

Happy 420: The State Of Drug Decriminalization Efforts Across The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When it's finally written -- if it's finally written -- the history of the American drug war will begin and end in the same town: San Francisco. The c...

Obama Ecstasy Pills Found At South Texas Traffic Stop

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) PALMVIEW -- A traffic stop in South Texas yielded illegal drugs including pills in the shape of President Barack Obama. Police in Palmview detai...

Obama Drug Czar Pick: No Recovery from War on Drugs?

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maia Szalavitz

Obama shouldn't make the mistake that Bill Clinton did and install a drug czar who will ignore science and push dogma.

Giuliani: Press Needs To Cover Obama's Drug Use

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Saturday, the New York Times published an investigative piece on Cindy McCain that delved into, among other things, her past addiction to painkille...

Obama Accuser Has 27-Year Rap Sheet

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Larry Sinclair is wanted in Colorado, but you can catch him today at the National Press Club. Sinclair is familiar to political junkies and reporters...

Clinton Co-Chairman In NH Warns Obama Will Be Attacked On Past Drug Use

Washington Post | Alec MacGillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Billy Shaheen, the co-chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign in New Hampshire, raised the issue of Sen. Barack Obama's past admissions of drug use in ...