Scientists Sue DEA as it Drags its Feet and Hampers Cannabis Research

WeedAdvisor

Despite mounting evidence into cannabis’ therapeutic benefits, the DEA continues to close its eyes and plug its ears, constantly claiming that there is not enough research to support its medicinal value, according to Marijuana Moment. Here, DEA can act with little expenditure of resources.”.

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Justice Department Urged To Take “Immediate Action” On Marijuana Grow Applications

NORML

Currently, the sole federally licensed producer of cannabis for clinical research is the University of Mississippi. ” Last year, however, former DEA director Robert Patterson testified to Congress that the agency believed that approving additional applicants would likely violate international anti-drug treaties. Patterson said that DEA could not move forward granting any new applications until the Justice Department clarified the issue.

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Legislation To Produce And Research Cannabis Introduced

NORML

A bipartisan coalition of House lawmakers has introduced The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2019 ( HR 601 ), to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials involving cannabis. The act ends the University of Mississippi’s existing monopoly on the growth of cannabis for clinical research purposes, by requiring the licensing of additional manufacturers.

Approval of Epidiolex Validates What Many CBD Users Already Knew

MedicalJane

Use of CBD in seizure prevention is well-documented with research ; and now, after conducting its own trials, the FDA appears to agree. Further, in support of GW’s application, the company conducted nonclinical and clinical studies to assess the abuse potential of CBD.

Cannabis and International Trade: Never the Twain Shall Meet?

Canna Law Blog

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) granted permission for a Canadian marijuana company (Tilray) to export medicinal cannabis to University of California San Diego for clinical trial.

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Article: Thai Govt To Monetize Medical Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

It aims to turn the plants’ chemical compounds into 2,500 5-milliliter bottles – the size of a teaspoon – of cannabis oil and sublingual drops for clinical trials among volunteer patients as early as July.

US Hemp Roundtable: Statement On The Status of Hemp Derived CBD Under Federal Law

Cannabis Law Report

Accordingly, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) no longer has any claim to interfere with the interstate commerce of hemp products, so as long as the THC level is at or below 0.3%. While the DEA is now officially out of the hemp regulation business, the U.S. Authors.

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Report: “Key pharmacological differences between side effects of refined, pharmaceutical CBD formulations and whole plant extracts:”

Cannabis Law Report

Recent studies on the effectiveness of cannabidiol in the rare seizure disorders Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome have prompted a biopharmaceutical company to perform clinical trials of its own to bring a cannabidiol based drug to the American market through the process of FDA approval.

Buzzes & Bummers: 2018 Was a Wild Ride in the World of Cannabis

SpeedWeed

It took a whole lot of rolling (joints) and scrolling (old news feeds) to complete a thorough review of the most important, inspiring and infuriating stories about cannabis from the past year—and no doubt I still missed a few along the way.