On Thursday, June 7, US Attorney Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee with a straight face that his agency, “limit[s] our enforcement efforts to those individuals, organizations that are acting out of conformity with State law.” Just four days later, federal agents raided El Camino Wellness Center in Sacramento, a medical cannabis organization in full compliance with State and
For immediate release: January 31, 2011 Contact: Washington DC Headquarters (202)293-4414, San Francisco Headquarters (415)875-9463 Student Activists Praise Obama’s New Position Welcoming Legalization Debate Statement in YouTube online town hall meeting called step in right direction, but still not enough Washington, D.C. — Officials at Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) today praised President Barack Obama’s statement last week indicating
First, Seattle Hempfest congratulates him for his new title and commends him for being one of “Seattle’s finest”. Then, he calls for an end to the “war on drugs”. And for a couple of months, he manages to remain completely silent about drugs, using the excuse that he’s still finding his way around the office. But finally, last week, Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske shocks
The DEA has continued to raid medical marijuana dispensaries in California since President Obama took office. We know Obama has stated the he does not support using justice department resources to undermine state law on this issue. Yet the DEA continues to waste these resources on law abiding, tax paying dispensaries. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
True. Drug Czar John Walters will be replaced shortly. But lets not make these last two months any easier for him. Take just a few minutes to ask him a question or two about U.S. drug policy with this nifty form on the White House website. Some topics to ask him about: Crack/Powder Cocaine Sentencing Disparity HEA Aid Elimination Penalty Prohibition Related Violence in
Ideas are fantastic. So why not have an idea machine? SSDP has one and his name is Micah Daigle. His latest idea is a facebook petition that has generated nearly 17,000 signatures. What’s this petition all about you ask? Well, its calling on President Elect Obama to reform U.S. drug policy. We petition that… When you called the War on Drugs an
I don’t care who you vote for. I really don’t. Obama, McCain, Nader, Moore, whatever. Still holding out hope for Ron Paul? Fine, just vote. Please make sure your voices are heard on this day. It will be exciting to watch the results come in, but it will be even more exciting to watch the drug policy reform movement, as