Michele Leonhart

Updated: War of Words Heats Up in Controversy Over DEA’s Leonhart’s Criticism of Obama’s Remarks

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com The war on drugs has turned into a war of words. The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FlEOA)is publicly defending DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart, who criticized President Obama’s remarks downplaying the dangers of pot. He said it was no more dangerous than alcohol. The Marijuana Policy Project has called for her…

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Justice Department Considers Easing Restrictions on Loans for Investors in Marijuana Industry

Steve Neavling ticklethewire.com With the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, investors want to open up businesses to sell pot. Trouble is, they are reluctant to borrow money because of Justice Department regulations on such loans, the Motherboard reports. The Justice Department, which until recently was still aggressively pursuing pot shops, is considering easing those regulations…

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