Eric Holder Admits to Putting Politics Ahead of Science on Medical Marijuana

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 11:01 am

The Controlled Substance Act says the Attorney General should evaluate a drug’s scheduling based on the science regarding its medical benefits and potential for abuse. Instead Holder is making his decision about marijuana scheduling based entirely on how much political cover he has from Congress

Eric Holder Says He’s “Satisfied” With DoJ’s Lack of Action on Marijuana Rescheduling

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 1:08 pm

During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing today Rep. Steve Cohen (D) directly pointed out to Attorney General Eric Holder that the power to reschedule any drug, including marijuana, rests with his office.

Holder Continues to Dodge Obama Admin’s Responsibility to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Friday April 4, 2014 11:25 am

Attorney General Eric Holder continues the Obama administration bizarre and dishonest behavior of pretending that rescheduling is not within the power or duties of the executive branch.

Several Plants Are Already Schedule II

By: Friday February 14, 2014 12:55 pm

Mark Kleiman defends Obama’s decision not to reschedule marijuana in general because it is not a “specific cannabis preparation” which can be subject to clinical trails proving it has accepted medical value. The problem is this argument simply doesn’t stand up given how the federal government’s drug scheduling system treats other raw plants.

The Cossacks Work for the Czar: Marijuana Rescheduling Edition

By: Friday February 14, 2014 11:15 am

The President controls the executive branch of the government. That is a big part of his job. This means much of what the “President does” isn’t technically done directly by the President, instead he orders the people who he appointed to his cabinet to carry out his policies.

18 Members of Congress Call on Obama to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 10:07 am

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) along with seventeen other members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama asking him to reschedule marijuana. The letter requests that Obama “instruct Attorney General Holder to delist or classify marijuana in a more appropriate way, at the very least eliminating it from Schedule I or II.”

The Catch-22 of Marijuana Rescheduling

By: Monday February 3, 2014 7:50 am

The controversy caused by President Obama lying about his ability to reschedule marijuana has sparked a debate about how important such a move would really be. For example, Professor Mark Kleiman claims it would have almost no impact because there is currently no FDA approved marijuana.

Supreme Court Rejects Marijuana Rescheduling Appeal

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 11:15 am

On Monday the United States Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal regarding the rescheduling of marijuana. The case Americans for Safer Access V. DEA involved a coalition of medical marijuana groups suing the U.S. government to move marijuana from Schedule I, the most serious category for drugs.

Obama Punishes Medical Marijuana Patients in Many Ways Besides Arrest

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 11:50 am

The possibility of arrest is only a small part of how legitimate medical marijuana patients are significantly punished because the Obama administration refuses to use its power to remove marijuana from Schedule I. Over the years the legal tentacles of the war on drugs have been allowed to touch all parts of federal policy, from gun rights to education.

Holder Admits Obama Misled Rolling Stone About Marijuana Law

By: Monday April 30, 2012 9:15 am

While attending the White House Correspondents’ dinner Attorney General Eric Holder admitted to the Huffington Post that President Obama misled Rolling Stone about federal marijuana law. Obama claimed he “can’t nullify Congressional law” when it comes to medical marijuana, even though the Controlled Substance Act actually gives the Executive branch the authority to “reschedule” (reclassify) marijuana without Congressional action.

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