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Obama DOJ Leaves Medical Marijuana Patients Sick and Suffering

Obama DOJ Leaves Medical Marijuana Patients Sick and Suffering

By Scott Michelman, Criminal Law Reform Project at 5:30pm
On Wednesday, the Obama Justice Department issued a new memo to all U.S. Attorneys clarifying the DOJ's position on federal prosecutions of state-sanctioned medical marijuana use. It's not good news.
Profile from the War on Drugs: Joseph Casias

Profile from the War on Drugs: Joseph Casias

By Scott Michelman, Criminal Law Reform Project at 2:25pm

June 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's declaration of a "war on drugs" — a war that has cost roughly a trillion dollars, has produced little to no effect on the supply of or demand for drugs in the United…

Massachusetts High Court Limits Police Searches in Small Marijuana Cases

By Scott Michelman, Criminal Law Reform Project at 6:01pm

Reason and justice prevailed this week in Massachusetts, where the Commonwealth’s highest court ruled by a 5-1 margin in Commonwealth v. Cruz that police can no longer search or seize someone they suspect of possessing a small amount of marijuana.…

ACLU's Wrongful Termination Suit Against Wal-Mart Highlights Medical Marijuana Patient Discrimination

By Mike Meno & Scott Michelman, Criminal Law Reform Project at 3:16pm

(Originally posted at Huffington Post.)

Earlier this week in Michigan, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart that has significant implications for the thousands of seriously ill Americans across the country who legally use medical…

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