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Obama Commutes Sentences for 22 Convicted of Federal Drug Crimes

Obama Commutes Sentences for 22 Convicted of Federal Drug Crimes (Bloomberg; March 31, 2015) President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 22 drug offenders serving time in federal prison, accelerating the administration’s efforts to reduce penalties for many of those […]

Barbara Boxer Adds Her Name To Senate Medical Marijuana Bill

Senator Boxer is a strong supporter of California’s medical marijuana law California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, the legislator whose senior aide was arrested for marijuana possession a few years ago, has signed the ground-breaking medical marijuana bill in the Senate. “Senator Boxer […]

Obama Expects States to Experiment with MJ Legalization

President Obama said he expects more states to experiment with marijuana legalization. MARCH 16, 2015 6:57 PM ET Juana Summers The divide between Republicans and Democrats on pot politics is narrowing, President Barack Obama said in an interview Monday. “What I’m […]

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate Historic legislation was introduced earlier today in the United States Senate. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)  announced the introduction of the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and States’ […]

Some Hopeful Cracks in the Wall of Federal Prohibition

Some Hopeful Cracks in the Wall of Federal Prohibition BY KEITH STROUP ON FEBRUARY 9, 2015 ACTIVISM, LEGALIZATION, NORML The last few weeks have brought a number of policy announcements from the Obama administration — incremental changes, admittedly, but positive […]

Medical Cannabis and Its Impact on Human Health a Cannabis Documentary

Medical Cannabis and Its Impact on Human Health a Cannabis Documentary In this myth shattering, information packed documentary, learn from physicians and leading researchers about medicinal cannabis and its demonstrated effects on human health. This game-changing movie presents the most […]

Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis

Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer. Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skeptics detail the […]

Congress Should Reclassify Marijuana

February 17, 2015 Marijuana Business Daily Congress Should Reclassify Marijuana, Cato Institute Says Medical cannabis companies and users would benefit if Congress rescheduled marijuana as a Schedule II drug, according to a report by the Cato Institute. The libertarian think tank […]

Why Obama Just Sent 8 Drug Inmates Home Early

BY NICOLE FLATOW POSTED ON DECEMBER 18, 2014 AT 9:08 AM UPDATED: DECEMBER 19, 2014 AT President Obama shortened the sentences of eight non-violent drug offenders Wednesday, as part of an initiative to grant relief to those defendants who would have […]