Lynch Confirmed as Next Attorney General

Yesterday’s News – April 24, 2015   Lynch Confirmed as US Attorney General Loretta Lynch was finally confirmed yesterday as the nation’s next attorney general, replacing Eric Holder and becoming the first African American woman in this position. Though her tenure could be as short as 18 months, leaving her little time to make major policy […]

Yesterday’s News – February 5, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     Ever wonder what Thanksgiving dinner is like in the Obama Administration? Do they simply agree never to talk about cannabis reform, the way my family has learned to avoid talking about football in Washington, D.C.? A week after Loretta Lynch said she disagreed with the President’s views on […]

Yesterday’s News – January 29, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     Loretta Lynch, during her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, stated in no uncertain terms that she does not share the President’s opinion on (or experience with) cannabis. When asked by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) if she supported the legalization of marijuana, she emphatically declared that she does not, […]

Yesterday’s News – January 26, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     In potentially huge news, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a statement that amends their 2004 position on medical cannabis. The influential group of doctors now supports the decriminalization of cannabis and recognizes its potential for treating a variety of diseases in children. They are […]

Scheduling Issues

    With one of the more intrepid strategies the cannabis community has seen, a group of defendants in California are looking to redefine the terms of their criminal charge for growing marijuana on national forest land. They are questioning the constitutionality of cannabis’s classification as a Schedule I controlled substance, and a federal judge in Sacramento has agreed to allow the defense […]

What’s Holder Holding?

  In another enigmatic declaration (or was it just an echo from his interview with the Huffington Post back in April?), U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder described his perspective on legal cannabis in Colorado and Washington as “cautiously optimistic” to CNN on Monday. While he was not exactly resolute in his support – he still referred to the situation as a “problem” […]