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Sen. Pat Leahy on marijuana enforcement: ‘I believe that these state laws should be respected.’

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced on Monday that the committee will look at the divide between federal and state marijuana laws in a September 10, 2013 hearing. “It is important, especially at a time of budget constraints, to determine whether it is the best use of federal…

35 Maine lawmakers want to regulate and tax marijuana

Legislation that would legalize and tax the recreational use of marijuana in Maine now has 35 co-sponsors in the state legislature. “Support for changing our marijuana laws is growing as more and more elected officials realize it makes no sense to maintain a system of prohibition for a substance that…

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…

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