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Marijuana ruling disappoints advocates

...appealed. Still, it would have set a precedent for other criminal prosecutions and added to the growing push to change federal drug law, experts and advocates said.The classification of pot as one of the most dangerous drugs has pitted federal authorities...
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What places that legalized pot need to know

...UNCLE SAM IS (MOSTLY) LOOKING THE OTHER WAYSome expected a federal lawsuit when Washington and Colorado flouted federal drug law, which considers pot illegal for any purpose. But last summer, the U.S. Justice Department said it wouldn't...
This Day in History

...6-to-3 that people who smoke marijuana because their doctors recommend it to ease pain can be prosecuted for violating federal drug laws. A judge upheld Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire's victory - by 129 votes - in Washington state's 2004 election...
The case of Ashcroft v. Oregon

...challenges. Ashcroft's predecessor, Janet Reno, refused to block the Oregon law. Reno said, properly, that federal drug law was intended to curb drug trafficking, not the practice of medicine. Conservatives in Congress attempted to void...
America should at least begin talking about legalizing drugs

...warranted, in this space. In the meantime, I leave you one last statistic. Cole says that in 1914, when the first federal drug law was enacted, the government estimated 1.3 percent of us were addicted to illegal drugs. In 1970, when the War...
Feds target Calif. pot dispensaries

...marijuana industry, at least 16 pot shops or their landlords received letters this week stating they are violating federal drug laws, even though medical marijuana is legal in California. The state's four U.S. attorneys are scheduled to announce...
My Turn: What is nullification?

...federal law regarding guns manufactured within their own state. States are adopting nullification in defiance of federal drug laws and by establishing "sanctuary cities" for illegal aliens. The point is, the federal power is very weak when...
DEA bolsters its presence in Alaska

...showing that we care about places in rural America." The DEA is the premier agency for domestic enforcement of federal drug laws and has sole responsibility for coordinating and pursuing U.S. drug investigations abroad. Yankovich, a 15-year...
This Day in History

...destruction of thousands of documents and its accounting advice. In 2006, the Supreme Court protected Oregon's assisted-suicide law, ruling that doctors there who helped terminally ill patients die could not be arrested under federal drug laws.


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