More Drug Legalization Articles

  • Eric Holder in hot water with federal judge over drug sentencing guidelines

    Attorney General Eric Holder is the nation's chief law enforcement officer, so his job is to enforce laws duly passed by Congress and signed by the president. Nowhere in his job description does the AG get to decide unilaterally to reduce federal drug sentencing guidelines. Don't expect Holder...

  • Steny Hoyer says he hasn't smoked pot

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer denied he ever smoked marijuana after hinting otherwise during his weekly briefing Tuesday with reporters. The Maryland Democrat, when asked about legislation to decriminalize marijuana that passed the Maryland legislature on Monday, said he supported the...

  • Poll: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable

    Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday. The Pew Research Center survey on the nation's shifting attitudes about drug policy also showed increased support for moving away from...

  • Could marijuana be the key to 2014 turnout?

    Having marijuana legalization on the ballot could entice some Americans to come out to the polls during the 2014 midterm elections, when turnout is usually low, according to a new poll from George Washington University. It found 69 percent of respondents said they would be “much more” or...

  • AP Interview: Feinstein against legalizing pot

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday joined Gov. Jerry Brown in expressing skepticism about legalizing marijuana in California for recreational purposes. The state's senior senator told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that one of her concerns is the potential for...

  • Marijuana packaging law clarified in Colorado

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado clarified its marijuana packaging requirements Monday, extending to medical pot the same restrictions in place for recreational pot. Gov. John Hickenlooper, who signed the bill into law, called it an important clarification to make sure minors don't illegally access...

  • Eric Holder pushes reduced drug sentences

    Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed shorter prison sentences for most drug offenders, saying the U.S. was wasting money on overcrowded jails and that the stiffest penalties should be reserved for violent crimes.



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