Controlled Substances Act
The MORE Act passed with bipartisan support in the House Judiciary Committee.
Ex-Jets player Marvin Washington is a plaintiff in a lawsuit alleging, in part, that drug laws are racist.
The sins of past presidents are visited on the present, and when presidents make poor decisions, the odious results can linger
And the bill's sponsors have a plan for getting their GOP colleagues on board.
Dear President Trump: Although my Facebook feed is a rather dramatic and unreliable source for information about your administration
The U.S. legal system is slowly addressing the legal implications of nearly half of the states having enacted medical marijuana legislation. The wording of state legislation is not uniform and consequently generalizations are difficult.
What would you do to save the life of someone you love? The same dilemma with different variations exists across Florida and the nation for families with children that have intractable epilepsy, MS, cancer and other disorders where relief is just one sane state and/or federal law away.
According to the Controlled Substances Act, Eric Holder himself can reclassify anything on the list, with no more authority necessary than his own signature. Perhaps if Congress refuses to act, Holder (or Obama) will make this change on his own. That, more than a Times editorial, might more accurately be called marijuana's tipping point.
"The DEA has obstructed research into the medical use of marijuana for over 40 years and in the process has caused immeasurable
There is a new war between the states -- in the South. This is not, as some of my Southern friends call it, a "war of Northern aggression." This war is between the states and the federal government.
"The ONDCP facilitates lots of federal grant money that is given out to state and local police departments, and the strings
If Obama doesn't want to take the political risk that such a mass pardoning may bring, he could at least start with the most heinous cases, like the many people serving life sentences for as little as cocaine residue in a clothing pocket.
"Schedule I recognizes no medical use, disregarding both medical evidence and the laws of nearly half of the states that
With almost half the states allowing marijuana to be used medicinally, and with Obama's stated opinion that it is "less dangerous" than alcohol, the time has come for rescheduling marijuana. Obama should use the his upcoming State of the Union speech to outline this historic change.
Although official regulations have not been set, for now, financial institutions and other enterprises that do business with
The Food and Drug Administration hasn't sanctioned these particular synthetic drugs for human consumption, not to mention they haven't been approved for any medical uses.
“This office has always prioritized cases involving key federal interests: protecting federal lands, disrupting international
U.S. Attorneys will individually be responsible for interpreting the guidelines and how they apply to a case they intend