Earlier this year we noted here that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives had enacted two pro-medical marijuana amendments.
King County Sheriff John Urquhart has recorded a message letting Oregon voters know that legalization in Washington State has seen wasteful
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.
More info later today, see @DCMJ2014 in the meanwhile...
[image:1 align:right caption:true]The Senate has passed the version of the Farm Bill sent to it last week by the House of Representatives, meaning that the legislation, which includes a section aut
In his now famous interview with Jake Tapper last we
The tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman yesterday has prompted expressions of grief and of praise for his talent.
Update: Here's the news. Potentially sounds really big.
[image:1 align:right]Phil reported yesterday that the House version of the US Farm Bill in
[image:1 align:right]The Smarter Sentencing Act has just passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee,
Update: It has passed the committee!
[image:1 align:right]Ted Cruz included drug laws among his examples of "imperialism" on the part President Obama, in remarks on CNN following the State of the Union address tonight.
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