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Obama refuses to reclassify weed: It’s up to Congress

President Barack Obama said he’ll leave it up to Congress to remove marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic. “First of all, what is and isn’t a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress,” Obama said in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. “It’s not something that we by ourselves…

FEMA-fearing white supremacist felon amassed cache of assault rifles after Sandy Hook

A white supremacist methamphetamine user with a criminal record was found guilty this week after amassing a cache of assault rifles following last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Seattlepi.com reported on Thursday that prosecutors are asking that John Christian Parks spending at least a decade in…

Sen. Jeff Sessions quotes Lady Gaga to prove pot hurts ‘the health of America’

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) invoked pop singer Lady Gaga at a congressional hearing on Wednesday in an effort to keep kids from having a bad romance with marijuana. During a Senate Judiciary oversight hearing on the Department of Justice, Sessions told Attorney General Eric Holder that he was appalled that…

Exclusive: New Hampshire lawmaker admits lashing out at student who wrote pro-pot email

A New Hampshire Republican lawmaker lashed out at a college student who wrote to urge him to reconsider his position on marijuana legalization. The state House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this month that would allow New Hampshire to join Colorado and Washington in legalizing marijuana use, but it’s…

Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get high’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday lampooned President Barack Obama’s upcoming proposals to address inequality by saying that the “Democratic method” would be to require all teenagers to get high on drugs. In his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, the president was expected to discuss the widening…

Connecticut cancer patient busted after posting video asking for help giving away extra weed

Police arrested a Connecticut man who evidently posted an online video tour of his marijuana garden. Unfortunately for 46-year-old William Bradley, he doesn’t live in one of the two states that legally permits marijuana growing. The YouTube video, titled “William Bradley – Hope Garden,” was posted in October and shows…

NFL commissioner says injured players might someday be allowed to use medical marijuana

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he could envision injured players using legal medical marijuana at some point. In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN.com, Goodell said he would be open to players using the drug to treat injuries in states where it was legal. “I don’t know what’s going to develop…

‘Buzzkills’: French researchers discover way to reduce marijuana’s high

Just days after Colorado became the first US state to allow recreational marijuana use, French researchers have reportedly discovered a way to reduce the negative effects of the marijuana “buzz.” On Thursday, French scientists said their work had found that a naturally occurring hormone acts as spontaneous defense in the…

Wyoming law creates perverse incentive to drive high when coming from Colorado

ThinkProgress took a look at the legal penalties a cannabis tourist in Colorado faces when coming over the border to Wyoming, after the state patrol in Wyoming posted a stern Facebook message warning people to leave their weed behind. “Individuals who have in their possession 3 ounces or less may…

New York may loosen medical marijuana laws

New York is planning to loosen its marijuana laws to allow limited use of the drug by people suffering serious illness, the New York Times reported Saturday, citing state officials. The newspaper reported on its website that Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo — a long-time opponent of legalizing medical marijuana —…

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