DEA Promises Progress on Federal Cultivation Applications, But Provides No Timetable for Action

NORML

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has once again pledged to take action to better facilitate clinical cannabis research. In 2016, the DEA similarly announced the adoption of new rules to expand to supply of research-grade cannabis, but failed to take any further action.

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DEA Report: Fewer Marijuana Seizures, But More Arrests In 2018

NORML

According to figures published in the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, the agency and its law enforcement partners confiscated an estimated 2.82 LAW ENFORCEMENT assets DEA eradication legalization seizures

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DEA Says It Will Finally Let Others Grow Research-Grade Cannabis

Leafly

Two days before a federal court deadline, the DEA says it will do what it said it would do three years ago. The post DEA Says It Will Finally Let Others Grow Research-Grade Cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Politics DEA research

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Court: DEA Must Explain Its Failure to Act Upon Pending Marijuana Cultivation Applications

NORML

” To date, however, the agency has neither affirmed or denied any of the 26 applicants that have sought the DEA’s permission for a federal cultivation license. “[This filing is] asking the court for an order compelling the DEA to process our application.

Wasn’t the DEA Going to Let Others Grow Research-Grade Cannabis?

Leafly

The post Wasn’t the DEA Going to Let Others Grow Research-Grade Cannabis? Science & Tech DEA nida researchYes, it was. So why has the agency delayed applications? Sue Sisley demands an answer, and the courts agree with her.

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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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DEA Finally Agrees to Expand Marijuana Research Amid Pressure from Lawsuit

WeedAdvisor

Despite a 90-day deadline for review, the DEA ignored this cut-off and simply sat on the applications for three years. This likely would have been longer, but the DEA had not anticipated a legal threat to force some action.

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Green Light Law Group: DEA ANNOUNCEMENT MARKS END OF ERA

Cannabis Law Report

The DEA’s announcement signals the “beginning of the end” of federal marijuana prohibition, as the policy change allows federal agencies to evaluate and assess the medical use and abuse potential of marijuana with (limited) political interference. BY EMILY BURNS, GREEN LIGHT LAW GROUP —.

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Cannabis Researcher Plans To Sue DEA Over Substandard Research Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

The Marijuana Time introduce their article by writing… A cannabis researcher at Arizona’s Scottsdale Research Institute plans to sue the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) over what she is saying is low-grade cannabis that is unacceptable for testing.

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From DEA to Legal Cannabis: Charles Feldmann Weighs In

CannaTech

As a Marine Corps federal prosecutor, DEA Drug Task Force Commander and state narcotics prosecutor, Charles spent many years engaged in the War on Drugs. A Former DEA Prosecutor’s Journey into the Global Cannabis Industry.

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USA Dept of Justice Press Release: DEA Announces Steps Necessary to Improve Access to Marijuana Research

Cannabis Law Report

DEA Announces Steps Necessary to Improve Access to Marijuana Research. The DEA is providing notice of pending applications from entities applying to be registered to manufacture marijuana for researchers. Following. The Press Release in full. Department of Justice.

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U.S. Federal Court Tells DEA to Evaluate Rescheduling Cannabis, in Light of its Medical Benefits

WeedAdvisor

The court, citing concerns over marijuana’s Schedule I status and its impact on medical users who need it most, essentially issued an ultimatum to the DEA. Like a child who does not want to clean his or her room, the DEA simply refuses to take any major action, despite the whirlwind of reforms surrounding them on a daily basis. The court’s sense of urgency finally puts judicial pressure on the DEA. The DEA is now forced to face the issue.

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Cannabis Litigation: Second Circuit Could Force DEA to Re- or Deschedule Marijuana

Canna Law Blog

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) when it comes to DEA’s handling of petitions to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs. The DEA has routinely denied each petition, or declined to accept it outright.

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MJ Biz: Federal appeals court to DEA: Reconsider marijuana’s Schedule 1 status

Cannabis Law Report

Circuit Court of Appeals that the DEA’s refusal to reschedule cannabis damaged their health and that the federal agency should remove cannabis from Schedule 1. Federal appeals court to DEA: Reconsider marijuana’s Schedule 1 status.

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The Epidiolex Effect: Will Other CBD Drugs Receive FDA and DEA Approval?

Freedom Leaf

On September 28, the DEA designated Epidiolex —a plant-based CBD pharmaceutical manufactured by the UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals—a Schedule V drug in the government’s list of controlled substances. The post The Epidiolex Effect: Will Other CBD Drugs Receive FDA and DEA Approval?

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Constitutionality of Cannabis: Federal Lawsuit Against DEA, DOJ Proceeds

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

Defendants are acting-Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, the acting director of the DEA and the federal government. Additional Resources: Appeal Hearing in Cannabis Lawsuit Against the DEA , Dec. A federal lawsuit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S.

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FDA Approves CBD-Containing Drug - Will the DEA Finally Step Up?

MJ Business Attorneys

Moreover, the ball is in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) court. The FDA can make recommendations to the DEA about substances subjected to scheduling under the CSA, but the DEA is the entity with the power to reschedule CBD. DEA, the DEA expressed in their brief that they do not wish to control cannabinoids, but rather only those cannabinoids derived from the flowers and resins of a cannabis plant above.3% On Monday, the U.S.

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

NORML

” 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. ” Although that ruling ordered DEA to lift the ban, the agency failed to do so.

DEA Commits to Allowing Cultivation of 3.2 Million Grams of Research Cannabis in 2020

Cannabis Maven

The DEA is proposing an increase in the amount of cannabis that can be grown for research purposes. Science

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Glaucoma And Medical Marijuana: 5 Informative Facts

The Fresh Toast

Cannabis Medical Marijuana News RX DEA eyedrops FDA Glaucoma stoners THC topicalsGlaucoma And Medical Marijuana: 5 Informative Facts Medical marijuana glaucoma treatment can help reduced eye pressure and relieve pain. Here's what you need to know about using cannabis for eye health.

Why Is The White House Lying About Marijuana And Fentanyl?

The Fresh Toast

Cannabis Featured Medical Marijuana News Politics DEA fentanyl opioid crisis white houseWhy Is The White House Lying About Marijuana And Fentanyl?

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Is The Federal Government Finally Serious About Marijuana Research?

The Fresh Toast

Cannabis Medical Marijuana News DEA marijuana research NIDAThe National Institute of Drug Abuse announced plans to grow the largest crop of research marijuana in five years. Continue reading Is The Federal Government Finally Serious About Marijuana Research? at The Fresh Toast.

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Glaucoma And Medical Marijuana: 5 Informative Facts

The Fresh Toast

Cannabis Medical Marijuana News RX DEA eyedrops FDA Glaucoma stoners THC topicalsGlaucoma And Medical Marijuana: 5 Informative Facts Medical marijuana glaucoma treatment can help reduced eye pressure and relieve pain. Here's what you need to know about using cannabis for eye health. The post Glaucoma And Medical Marijuana: 5 Informative Facts appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

Veterans Affiars (USA) Says House Can Make As Many Medical Cannabis Bills As They Like But Until Law Change They’ll Follow The Lead of The DEA & Justice Dept

Cannabis Law Report

Military.com reports. During a hearing Tuesday on eight VA health-related bills under consideration by Congress, VA officials told House lawmakers that as long as marijuana is illegal under federal law, the department cannot support legislation that promotes its role at the VA.

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Cannabis: Gateway Drug or Life Preserver?

United Patients Group

Critics have claimed for decades that cannabis is a “gateway drug.” Proponents of prohibition argue that using cannabis will lead people to consume cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine. Yet, no evidence exists to verify this claim.

10 Tips for Buying Hemp-Derived CBD Products

Project CBD

How will the DEA reschedule CBD now that Epidiolex has been approved as a pharmaceutical CBD isolate? With Congress seemingly poised to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp for many uses, including the production of biomass for CBD oil extraction, many questions remain unanswered.

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Cannabis: Gateway Drug or Life Preserver?

United Patients Group

Critics have claimed for decades that cannabis is a “gateway drug.” Proponents of prohibition argue that using cannabis will lead people to consume cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine. Yet, no evidence exists to verify this claim.

Cannabis: Gateway Drug or Life Preserver?

United Patients Group

Critics have claimed for decades that cannabis is a “gateway drug.” Proponents of prohibition argue that using cannabis will lead people to consume cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine. Yet, no evidence exists to verify this claim.

Justice Dept. Promises (again) to Allow More Research Cannabis to be Grown, not by Ole Miss

Cannabis Maven

The DEA has released a new notice regarding medical cannabis research. Policy

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Legislation To Produce And Research Cannabis Introduced

NORML

As the result of a lawsuit, DEA Administrative Law Judge Mary Ellen Bittner in 2007 ruled that expanding the pool of federally licensed providers would be “in the public interest.” More recently, in 2016, the DEA changed its position and amended regulations in a manner to permit additional applicants to apply to federal licensure to grow marijuana.

Jeff Sessions Is Gone, But Trump’s Administration Is Still Blocking Marijuana Research

The Fresh Toast

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This Is The Week For The House Rules Committee To Deal With Some Cannabis Issues

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Moment reports. The House Rules Committee published the submitted measures on Thursday.

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2018: A Year in Cannabis Victories.More in Store for 2019?

Cannabis Maven

As the year ends we can only hope that 2019 will see the removal of cannabis from the DEA’s controlled substance list. Industry

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The Tom Marino Roller Coaster: Three Days of Drug Policy Changes

Americans for Safe Access

On October 15, 2017, the Washington Post and 60 Minutes released a scathing report on the pharmaceutical industry’s influence of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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Can Marijuana Help The Opioid Crisis?

The Herb Collective

Unfortunately, CBD is still labeled as high potential for abuse by the DEA. While it is legal medically in California, unfortunately, federally it is not legal and classified in the same drug category as heroin to the DEA.

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THE JOINT STATUS REPORT, A CANNABIS INDUSTRY PODCAST PRESENTED BY LOCKE LORD – EP. 5

Cannabis Law Report

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FDA Suggests Congress Holds the Key to Legalizing CBD-Infused Foods

Canna Law Blog

I think the prevailing view is that the plain language of the statute [the Farm Bill] intended for that, but I’m not sure that DEA has done that yet. DEA would have to formally de-schedule CBD derived from hemp.”.

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The Week in Weed: August 20, 2019

The Blunt Truth

A researcher filed suit against the DEA, claiming the cannabis she was required to use in her work was “sub-par.” In other federal news, the DEA confirmed that “hemp plants and cannabidiol (CBD) preparations at or below the 0.3 Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Who says you can’t fight city hall?

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The Fight Continues: An Update from the Second Circuit

Americans for Safe Access

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reschedule cannabis, before filing suit. In July 2017, four medical cannabis patients joined other advocates in filing a lawsuit against the federal government in the U.S. District Court for the Second District of New York.

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Kettle Falls Five Matriarch Advocates for CJS Medical Marijuana Amendment in DC

Americans for Safe Access

For those unfamiliar with the story, Rhonda and her late husband Larry’s property in Washington State, near the town of Kettle Falls was raided in 2012 by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for growing medical cannabis The last 5 years have been a nightmare for Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, who is well known among medical cannabis advocates as a member of the Kettle Falls Five.

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