Obama-era guidance that allows states to legalize marijuana without federal interference remains in effect, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday during a congressional hearing
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The Justice Department’s drug policy is important given the sheer volume of defendants moved through the federal system.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on Congress to reschedule marijuana.
Advocates of freedom for adult marijuana use, sales, production, and investment should know their foes, and should know for example that DATIA was the motivating force behind passage of the Drug Testing Integrity Act of 2008.
Although there were no legislative or electoral votes, these recent events are still victories for the marijuana industry.
Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed Eric Holder as attorney general, began confirmation hearings on January 28, 2015. She made news immediately by saying that she does not support the legalization of marijuana.
On Friday, January 16, the Department of Justice announced that it would limit the practice of federal adoption of assets seized by state and local law enforcement agencies, or “adoption” for short.
Today, Friday, January 16, 2015, the Department of Justice issued a press release announcing that Attorney General Eric Holder has signed an order prohibiting the DOJ from adopting civil assets seized by local and state enforcement agencies.
On the eve of his reported resignation, US Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview with Yahoo News that it’s time to reconsider marijuana’s legal classification in the federal government’s scheduling system.
Larry Harvey, a 70-year-old marijuana patient in Washington, must face the law after being accused of growing 70 pot plants on a property also housing weapons.
While Eric Holder may have told the Huffington Post of his “youthful experimentation” when in college, he is not holding out for a marijuana victory on Capitol Hill anytime soon. Nonetheless, the Attorney General is “cautiously optimistic” about what is happening in Colorado and Washington. MMJ Investor News treats this as progress, considering it comes straight from the horse’s mouth.