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Lawmaker prods attorney general to revise ‘fallacious’ pot laws: Order the study already

A pro-pot legislator pointedly asked Attorney General Eric Holder why he wants to wait for Congress to loosen marijuana laws. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) reminded Holder during a House Judiciary Committee meeting Tuesday that the attorney general had the authority to ask the Secretary of Health and Human Services to…

WATCH: Senior DEA official refuses to say whether weed is more dangerous than alcohol

A senior U.S. drug enforcement official refused to state whether alcohol was more or less dangerous than marijuana during a House oversight committee hearing on Tuesday. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) asked DEA deputy director Thomas Harrigan about recent comments made by his colleague, DEA administrator Michele Leonhart. At the National…

South African arrested in Paris for rocking out with his coq out

An eccentric South African artist has been charged with sexual exhibitionism after a street performance in central Paris in which he tied a rooster to his penis. Steve Cohen was arrested on Tuesday on a busy public square a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower. Sporting platform shoes, dressed up…

Democratic Reps call for federal marijuana commission

A group of Democratic House members led by Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) have introduced a bill aimed at creating a National Commission on Marijuana Policy, which would be tasked with examining the conflicts currently arising between state and federal laws regulating the drug. According to The Hill’s Floor Action Blog,…

Rep. Steve Cohen reveals recently discovered adult daughter

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said in a news conference on Thursday that the woman DC gossips assumed was his mistress is actually an adult daughter he only recently came to know. According to the New York Daily News, Cohen said in a news conference on Thursday that a series of…

Rep. Cohen rails against House GOP leadership over STOCK Act

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) blasted Republicans on the House floor Thursday for watering down and subsequently passing the STOCK Act. “What the public saw today in the House of Representatives was the STOCK Act sold short,” he said. “Unfortunately, what could have been an outstanding bill was changed by the…

Rep. Steve Cohen to U.S. drug czar: Pot not as dangerous as heroin

Tennessee Congressman Steven Cohen (D) urged Gil Kerlikowske, the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule V substance in a letter sent Monday. Marijuana is currently a Schedule I drug under the federal Control Substances Act. Schedule I is the most restrictive…

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