Trump’s blame of Obama for opioid epidemic included skewed weed stats

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 8:19 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 8:21 am By Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post “Federal drug prosecutions have gone down in recent years. We’re going to be bringing them up and bringing them up rapidly. At the end of 2016, there were 23 percent fewer…

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Celebrities, Scholars and Activists Pressure Obama for More Commutations

While in office President Obama has granted pardons to over a thousand federal prisoners, the vast majority of them serving sentences for nonviolent drug-related crimes, and many who were sentenced to life behind bars. These commutations are more than the past 11 presidents combined; still, a group of scholars, celebrities…

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Exit interview: Obama talks marijuana in Rolling Stone Magazine

Published: Nov 30, 2016, 6:22 am • Updated: Nov 30, 2016, 6:32 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana should be treated as a public-health issue in the same vein as cigarettes or alcohol, President Barack Obama said in an interview with Rolling Stone. In this “exit interview” with…

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Barack Obama grants 79 more commutations to federal inmates, pushing the total past 1,000

Published: Nov 25, 2016, 9:31 am • Updated: Nov 25, 2016, 9:31 am By Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama granted commutations to another 79 federal drug offenders Tuesday, pushing the number of inmates he has granted clemency to past 1,000. Obama’s historic number of commutations…

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BREAKING – President Obama To Legalize Cannabis Before Leaving Office?

Breaking : Obama To Legalize Cannabis Before Leaving Office The roller coaster day continues for legal cannabis.  Riding a wave of momentum from the November elections and having a sold-out MJ BIZ Conference in Las Vegas this week, it looked like legal cannabis was easily on its way for the new…

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President Barack Obama just commuted the sentences of more than 100 people. Here are their names

Published: Oct 7, 2016, 8:45 am • Updated: Oct 7, 2016, 8:47 am By Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post President Barack Obama granted clemency to 102 inmates on Thursday, as he continues to release federal inmates serving long prison terms for nonviolent drug offenses. Obama has now commuted the sentences…

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President Obama Grants Clemency To 58 Individuals In Federal Prison For Drug Offenses

Today, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of  58  people incarcerated in federal prison for drug offenses. This follows the commutation of  61 individuals on March 30, 2016, 95 people in December of 2015, 45 people in July, 22 people in March 2015, and 8 people in December of 2014.…

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