Tag: President Obama

  • U.S. Can’t Justify its Drug War Spending, Reports Say

    June 9, 2011 – As drug cartels wreak murderous havoc from Mexico to Panama, the Obama administration is unable to show that the billions of dollars spent in the war on drugs have significantly stemmed the flow of illegal narcotics into the United States, according to two government reports and outside experts. The reports specifically…

  • What’s Behind the Obama Administration’s About Face Regarding Medical Marijuana?

    May 7, 2011 – Here was the Obama administration’s well publicized position on medical marijuana, circa 2009 (via the Ogden memo to all United States attorneys): Here’s the Obama administration’s not-so-well publicized position on medical marijuana today (via the May 2, 2011 letter sent from the office of the United States Attorney, District of Arizona,…

  • Ex-DEA Administrators Call on Obama to Sue if CA Voters Legalize Pot

    September 11, 2010 – As California voters gear up for a November 2 vote on Proposition 19, a ballot measure that would legalize the growth, possession and distribution of marijuana, nine former administrators of the Drug Enforcement Administration have issued a preemptive call to the White House: If Prop 19 passes, they say, President Obama…

  • Obama ‘Firmly Opposes’ Marijuana Legalization as California Vote Looms

    The Obama administration said Tuesday that it “firmly opposes” the legalization of any illicit drugs as California voters head to the polls to consider legalizing marijuana this fall.The president and his drug czar re-emphasized their opposition to legalizing drugs in the first release of its National Drug Control Strategy this morning. “Keeping drugs illegal reduces…

  • National Farmers Union Adopts New Policy on Industrial Hemp

    WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group Vote Hemp applauds the new policy supporting industrial hemp adopted by delegates of the National Farmers Union (NFU) at its 108th annual convention in Rapid City, South Dakota last week. The policy urges the Obama administration and Congress to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration…

  • President Obama’s Marijuana Problem

    President Obama’s Marijuana Problem

    April 22, 2010 – NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Now that an initiative to legalize marijuana is officially on the California ballot this November, President Obama should brace for a strong jolt from the west. If the measure passes (the latest poll puts support at 56 percent), no longer will it be a crime under state law…

  • Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske’s Reefer Madness

    Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske’s Reefer Madness

    March 13, 1010 – Just in case you were wondering where Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske stands on marijuana-policy reform. look no further than his speech, “Why Marijuana Legalization Would Compromise Public Health and Public Safety,” given at the California Police Chiefs Association Conference in San Jose on Mar. 4. Here’s a lengthy excerpt: I know it is impossible…

  • A View from the Dark Side: Was the Pentagon Shooter an Obama-Approved Pothead?

    This article is posted in order to illustrate the degree to which Marijuana Nay-Sayers are willing to distort the truth. March 8, 2010 – The left says he was a right-winger; the conservatives say that he was a leftist. What is abundantly clear, from reading his Internet commentaries, is that Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell…

  • Denver: Medical Marijuana Advocates Plan to Protest Recent DEA Raids during Obama’s Visit Today

    February 19, 2010 – DENVER (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates plan to protest recent drug raids during President Barack Obama’s visit to Denver today. Obama will be in town Thursday campaigning for Sen. Michael Bennet. His visit comes two days after a man who was allegedly growing over 200 marijuana plants in his Highlands Ranch…

  • Cannabis Hemp: Is the oldest plant known to man future-proof?

    July 21, 2009 – It will come as absolutely no surprise to some, that in 1971, the year British Petroleum took out the largest bank loan in history to finance its offshore oil explorations (a statistic which still stands today), the serving British government implemented the Misuse of Drugs act. A law which would take…