Anyone who is cultivating, selling, or distributing marijuana is violating the federal Controlled Substances Act, regardless of state law. Obama must enforce federal law and begin prosecutions to stop the proliferation of "medical" and recreational marijuana that is harming our kids.
OPINION: Undersea seismic exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas now involve three nations, and there are no studies or environmental assessments being done to understand the cumulative effect on marine species and the people who depend on them.Daniel Lum
OPINION: Natives of the North have studied the sea ice and learned about it for thousands of years. Explorers and scientists have done so hundreds of years; unfortunately, empirical data no longer accurately predicts ice behavior. Carey Restino
OPINION: More than 5.75 million Syrians have been displaced in the two-year civil war. Some are refugees, but 4.25 million remain in Syria. Increased aid for these internally displaced is essential to managing the crisis and maintaining regional stability.Megan Bradley
OPINION: It’s difficult to predict how Iranians will react to the upcoming election. Any perceived lack of political choice and change may be the last straw for Iranians, just as the shah’s 1975 erasure of political parties helped spur the 1979 revolution.Mahmood Delkhasteh