Appointed in May 2015 to replace Michele Leonhart as the DEA's Administrator, Chuck Rosenberg got off to a rough start when he challenged the "notion that marijuana is also medicinal." He repeated that sentiment on Thursday.
Gov. Phil Scott harshed the mellow buzz around legislative legalization when he refused to approve a bill that would have allowed marijuana possession and cultivation in the Green Mountain State on May 24.
Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Marino wanted to be the nation's next drug czar in the worst way. Then came revelations that he did a favor for a friend charged with cocaine sales when he was a prosecutor in 1998 and also worked for a convicted felon.
Legislation allowing the use of low-THC, CBD-rich marijuana oil primarily for children suffering from seizure disorders has been approved in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
There are now eight states that have legalized marijuana (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington), 13 more with decriminalization laws and 46 with medical-marijuana laws.