Monthly Archives: November 2015

Members of Congress Hope to Slash DEA’s Cannabis Eradication Budget

The DEA has had a rough year regarding their unwavering stance against cannabis, and some Congressmen would like to see the agency’s efforts devoted to more important issues. Last week, 12 congressmen wrote the House leadership to push a new spending provision that would eliminate half of the funding for the DEA’s Cannabis Eradication Program.

The DEA spends roughly $18 […]

By |November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Alaska may become the First State to Legalize Cannabis Bars

Alaska may become the first state to legalize cannabis bars, making it the first state to legalize the consumption of marijuana outside of a private space such as a person’s home.  The state’s Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 in favor of an amendment which would allow individuals to purchase marijuana at retail stores and then consume it in a […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

President Obama to Fire Current Leader of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency

A bipartisan group of seven lawmakers called on President Obama to fire Chuck Rosenberg, the current leader of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, adding their voices to nearly 100,000 other people who have recently signed an online petition from advocacy group Marijuana Majority calling for Rosenberg’s termination.

Rosenberg took the helm at the DEA only six months ago, but quickly […]

By |November 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015 Introduced by Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders continued his progressive streak this week by introducing a bill in the United States Senate that would officially end Federal criminalization of cannabis.  The bill, called the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015 would remove cannabis from the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

Sanders filed the bill on Wednesday, which would completely […]

By |November 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|