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News, The Snitch Former Attorney General: Marijuana Should Be Rescheduled

Former Attorney General: Marijuana Should Be Rescheduled

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has the unfortunate distinction of overseeing America's last great push to halt cannabis legalization. True, federal agents on his watch did not break down doors and arrest people for growing six plants —…
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News, The Snitch BREAKING: Wild West of Weed Continues as Marijuana Regulations Fail

BREAKING: Wild West of Weed Continues as Marijuana Regulations Fail

California lawmakers said "no" to the Attorney General of the United States, and "yes" to the unregulated gray area that's plagued medical marijuana when the Legislature today killed a last-minute bill to enact strong statewide regulations on the drug. The…
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News, The Snitch Feds Won't Block Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, but That Doesn't Help California

Feds Won't Block Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, but That Doesn't Help California

There were more than a few celebratory smoke-outs last fall after voters in Colorado and Washington legalized small amounts of cannabis for adults. But for almost a year, lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and the general public were waiting for the…
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News, The Snitch Attorney General Eric Holder Calls For Sentencing Reform Except for Incarcerated Crack Users

Attorney General Eric Holder Calls For Sentencing Reform Except for Incarcerated Crack Users

It's been a rough go for Attorney General Eric Holder. Many thought Holder -- a Chicago buddy of President Barack Obama -- would be among the first Cabinet members to depart in Obama's second term, following the embarrassment of the…
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News, The Snitch Unlike in 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder Stays Silent on Marijuana Legalization

Unlike in 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder Stays Silent on Marijuana Legalization

Scapegoats were readily available when California voters missed their chance to live in the first state to legalize marijuana for adults in 2010. While some blamed the medical marijuana supporters who opposed Proposition 19 -- which led some in some…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Crackdown Staged to Distract From "Fast and Furious" Scandal, Author Says

Marijuana Crackdown Staged to Distract From "Fast and Furious" Scandal, Author Says

Turns out the federal Justice Department's almost-yearlong crackdown on state-legal medical cannabis has nothing to do with hard-line drug warriors, forfeiture numbers, President Barack Obama's reelection effort -- or even marijuana itself.Shutting dispensaries in California, Colorado, Montana, and Washington is…
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News, The Snitch Medical Marijuana Activists Add to Attorney General Eric Holder's List of Woes

Medical Marijuana Activists Add to Attorney General Eric Holder's List of Woes

Attorney General Eric Holder is an embattled man. For refusing to release documents related to the Fast and the Furious "gun-walking" scandal, Congress on Thursday voted to hold the country's top law enforcement officer in contempt.Holder may face criminal charges…
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News, The Snitch NORML: Attorney General Eric Holder Lied to Congress About Marijuana Crackdown

NORML: Attorney General Eric Holder Lied to Congress About Marijuana Crackdown

Attorney General Eric Holder "lied" to members of Congress when he insisted that the only targets of the federal Justice Department's medical marijuana crackdown were breaking state law, cannabis advocates said today.On Thursday, Holder told the House Judiciary Committee the…
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Is Medical Marijuana a Low Priority for Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Gov. Jerry Brown?

Blindsided as he was during a "bloodbath" of a House Judicial Committee hearing, in which U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was hung out to dry over the teeny-tiny issue of injecting American-made weaponry into the Mexican cartel wars, you could…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Pot Clubs Threatened by Government Crackdown Won't Sue

S.F. Pot Clubs Threatened by Government Crackdown Won't Sue

It was only a matter of time before the state's medical marijuana collectives went to the courts -- and the time was nigh Monday for Lynette Shaw of the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana to announce at a downtown San…
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News, The Snitch Medical Marijuana: Justice Department Says It's Illegal And the Feds Will Arrest You

Medical Marijuana: Justice Department Says It's Illegal And the Feds Will Arrest You

President Barack Obama's stance on medical cannabis has been nebulous: As candidate, he said the drug war was a failure and that it was "appropriate" for doctors to prescribe pot to treat illnesses. As president, Obama's Justice Department said chasing…
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News, Feature Blowing Smoke: Obama Promises One Thing, Does Another on Medical Marijuana

Blowing Smoke: Obama Promises One Thing, Does Another on Medical Marijuana

That familiar odor wafting from San Francisco street corners, storefronts, and the neighborhood growhouse? It's the smell of legality. Medical cannabis is the law of the land in California, 14 other states, and the District of Columbia. Yet, as…
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News, The Snitch Feds Seize Grow Equipment, Cash from Oakland Pot Factory

Feds Seize Grow Equipment, Cash from Oakland Pot Factory

Pot growers, we welcome you -- and your seized assets​Backers of Proposition 19 say their legalize-and-tax-it approach to marijuana will raise money for the strapped California government. Recent comments by U.S. attorney general Eric Holder, along with an Oct. 8…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Advocate 'Flabbergasted' at DEA Raid of S.F. Dispensary

Marijuana Advocate 'Flabbergasted' at DEA Raid of S.F. Dispensary

Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a policy shift away from the Drug Enforcement Agency raiding marijuana dispensaries in states that have approved medical marijuana. So, it came as something of a shock that DEA agents today raided Emmalyn's…
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News, The Snitch Groovy: Marijuana Advocates Ecstatic About Attorney General's New Pot Policy -- See Boost for Ammiano Legalization Bill

Groovy: Marijuana Advocates Ecstatic About Attorney General's New Pot Policy -- See Boost for Ammiano Legalization Bill

Supporters of legal marijuana -- medical and otherwise -- will be racking their brains to find some way to celebrate a potentially groundbreaking drug policy change announced by Attorney General Eric Holder today.In short, the AG said Justice will only…
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