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Oregon Dem destroys top drug official who can’t say if weed’s less addictive than meth

An Oregon Democrat literally threw up his hands in frustration Tuesday after failing to get a direct answer to his question about marijuana’s dangers from the deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) asked Michael Botticelli, the drug czar’s chief deputy,…

Drug law reform advocates optimistic about the end of marijuana prohibition

Though previous efforts have faltered in Congress, Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) insisted Tuesday their plan to overhaul the nation’s marijuana laws was not in vain. On a conference call, Polis and Blumenauer emphasized their legislation was just a first step in reforming drug policy. Blumenauer said…

Reps. Blumenauer and Polis to propose overhaul of marijuana laws

Now that former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) have retired from the House of Representatives, two new lawmakers have stepped up to lead the push to reform marijuana laws. Democratic Reps. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Jared Polis of Colorado plan to introduce a set of bills…

Oregon Dem attacks Obama for State Dept. spokesman’s firing

A Democratic congressman is calling out President Barack Obama over the firing of the State Department’s top spokesman. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) called the forced resignation of P.J. Crowley “outrageous” and demanded Obama “fix” the situation. “Outrageous -PJ Crowley leaving State Department for saying the truth about treatment of Bradley…

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