Over the next several weeks, President Obama is expected to commute the sentences of up 80 people, serving time for non-violent, drug-related offenses, according to the New York Times.
A Jamaican farmer has offered President Obama 10 acres of pot for Malia Obama to become his daughter-in-law.
In a recent edition of Roll Call, the pro-pot Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) took a major jab at the Drug Enforcement Administration with a mock “Help Wanted!” ad that the organization hopes will influence President Obama’s next choice as DEA chieftain.
President Obama has used his executive authority to commute the sentences of 22 individuals incarcerated for drug-related offenses. This act of clemency was all part of an effort to reduce federal mandatory minimum sentencing.
Last week, President Obama met with David Simon, creator of the HBO series "The Wire," to discuss the effects of the War on Drugs and how the nation's drug policies have helped oppress the downtrodden of America.