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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…

Drug Policy Alliance: Why isn’t the DEA shut down?

In an email to supporters sent Friday, the Drug Policy Alliance questioned why the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was considered essential during the government shutdown. “The government shutdown has closed our national parks and furloughed almost a million federal employees, but the Drug Enforcement Administration remains ‘essential’ enough to carry…

Watch: Why you should be very worried about the DEA’s spy program

Matthew Feeney, assistant editor for Reason 24/7, on Monday explained why the Drug Enforcement Administration’s surveillance program violated the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. He argued on RT America that the program robbed defendants of their right to a fair trial. “I think any constitutional system that is supposed…

DEA raids pot shops in state where marijuana is legal

The Drug Enforcement Administration swooped in on several medical marijuana storefronts in Washington on Wednesday, despite the state’s law allowing marijuana possession. Raids took place in Pierce, King and Thurston counties, a DEA spokesperson told The Associated Press. They were reportedly targeted by a two-year investigation into dispensaries thought to…

FDA panel pushing for new limits on access to Vicodin

Citing concern over increasing reports of addiction and overdoses, a Food and Drug Administration safety panel has recommended new restrictions on access to the commonly-used painkiller Vicodin and other products. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that the panel voted 19-10 to suggest that Vicodin and other products containing…

Federal medical marijuana patient: Cannabis worked a ‘miracle’ for me

LOS ANGELES — In 1988, Elvy Musikka (pictured, left) became the first woman in the United States to be legally permitted by the federal government to smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes, due to a case of Glaucoma that threatened to render her blind. Armed with a mountain of paperwork, a…

DEA faces federal lawsuit for blocking marijuana research

Researchers hoping to study the medical benefits of marijuana are taking the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to federal court for blocking access to the plant. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has received free legal representation in a lawsuit against the DEA over a license to grow marijuana for…

U.S. says no deal cut with accused Mexico drug kingpin

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors denied on Friday striking a deal with an accused Mexican drug trafficker who said he was a confidential informant for U.S. agents and was entitled to immunity from prosecution. Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, the son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, the right-hand man of Sinaloa cartel…

Russian arms suspect to appear in NYC court

Russian arms trafficking suspect called ‘Merchant of Death’ in NY, charged with terror support A Russian labeled the “Merchant of Death” by those who claim he fueled some of the world’s deadly Third World conflicts over the last decade with powerful weapons has arrived in the United States. He faces…

Holder: US will enforce marijuana laws despite how Californians may vote

Less than three weeks before California voters hit the polls, the Justice Department issued a preemptive message concerning a ballot measure making worldwide headlines. “Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will enforce its marijuana laws in California even if the state’s voters approve a ballot measure to legalize…

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