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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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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CVS Ignores DEA, Says It’s Already Selling CBD Products

Leafly

The post CVS Ignores DEA, Says It’s Already Selling CBD Products appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics cannabidiol cbd DEA FDAThe nation's largest drugstore chain is selling CBD products in 8 states. Meanwhile, independent CBD stores are being raided by police in Texas.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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

The Fresh Toast

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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 Path to Greenlighting CBD

Burns Levinson (Cannabusiness advisory)

This marks the first time in history that the DEA has removed any type of cannabis from Schedule I, and clears the way for the sale of the first non-synthetic, cannabis-derived medicine to win federal approval.

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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 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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USDA Expressly Legalizes the Importation of Hemp Seed

Canna Law Blog

Accordingly, the USDA held that the DEA “no longer has authority to require hemp seed permits for import purposes.”. According to the Montana senator, the DEA was blocking Montana farmers from importing hemp seeds. Here come the hemp seeds! Last Friday, the U.S.

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The Top Cannabis Reform Groups to Follow (and Join)

PrestoDoctor

The nature of the federal ruling places pressure on the DEA to move quickly; faster than if the CCA were to attempt to reduce the scheduling through other channels such as congress. The case now remains in the DEA’s hands until further notice. Getting involved matters.

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Laundered Chinese Money From Banks In Shanghai & Beijing Funding Black Market Grows In California

Cannabis Law Report

Sacramento New & Review have detailed the DEA, FBI and IRS investigations and written a piece well worth reading if you want to understand how difficult it is going to be to dig out the entrenched black sector of cannabis in California.

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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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Understanding the Patchwork of Regulatory Schemes of the Sale and Use of Hemp-Derived Products

Garvey Schubert Barer - Cannabis Business

While hemp is no longer a controlled substance and subject to enforcement under DEA regulations, hemp and hemp-derived products (such as CBD) are still heavily regulated.

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Approval of Epidiolex Validates What Many CBD Users Already Knew

MedicalJane

The Next Move Is On The DEA. Epidiolex’s launch is in the hands of the DEA. The FDA news implied that it will recommend CBD be rescheduled, but acknowledged the act of shifting its legality is ultimately up to the DEA.

U.S. Government Increases Marijuana Being Grown for Research

The Joint Blog

Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to order the DEA to process the applications. “We We are still working through the process and those applications remain under review,” said DEA spokeswoman Katherine Pfaff in an email Thursday. The U.S.

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From One to Five: A “Snapshot” Look at the Breakthrough in the Scheduling System for Cannabis Based Medication

Cannabis Law Report

A snapshot taken directly from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) website is reproduced below: Schedule I: Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.

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Federal legalization of hemp creating a quandary for police

Cannabis Chronicles

Nobody wants to see someone in jail for a month for the wrong thing,” DEA spokeswoman Barbara Carreno said. “To PORTLAND — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S.

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Will President Trump's U.S. Attorney General Nominee Barr Marijuana Legalization?

MJ Business Attorneys

He uses his past experience as a Marine Corps federal prosecutor, DEA Drug Task Force Commander and Colorado state narcotics prosecutor to assist his clients in establishing strict regulatory compliance protocols at both the state, federal and international levels.

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Pot or Hemp? Local Police Lack Technology to Tell Difference

Puff Puff Post

“Nobody wants to see someone in jail for a month for the wrong thing,” DEA spokeswoman Barbara Carreno said. Some samples sent to a DEA lab in Washington, D.C., PORTLAND, Ore. Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S.

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Big Pharma’s Foray into Cannabis May Spell Trouble for Consumers

NewsMunchies

Food and Drug Administration (DEA), contains the active ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) but it does not contain psychoactive molecule THC, which generates the marijuana high. “We The DEA still classifies cannabis as a Schedule I drug with no recognized medical benefit, even though more than half the states have legalized cannabis in some form. Marijuana – it’s a numbers game.

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