DEA: Marijuana Plant Seizures Spike, Arrests Fall in 2019

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 four million marijuana plants in 2019 – up from 2.8 In 2011, for instance, the DEA seized over 8.7

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NORML Formally Responds to DEA’s Proposed Changes to Marijuana Cultivation Rules

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As a result, the DEA has been encouraged for over a decade to expand the pool of federally licensed cannabis producers — a move that the agency has largely resisted. To date, however, the DEA has failed to either affirm or reject any of the more than 30 applications it has received.

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New lawsuit aims to force DEA to reschedule marijuana

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The DEA's five-part test to determine 'currently accepted medical use' is flawed, say the plaintiffs. The post New lawsuit aims to force DEA to reschedule marijuana appeared first on Leafly.

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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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NORML Says DEA’s Newly Proposed Bulk Cultivation Rules Are “Unduly Onerous, Expensive, and Impractical”

NORML

The DEA now estimates that, under the new rules, it may approve between three and 15 total applicants. In 2016, the DEA publicly announced that it would, for the first time, begin accepting applications from private entities wishing to grow research-grade cannabis.

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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 Assisting “to the Maximum Extent Possible” in the Federal Law Enforcement Response to Nationwide Protests — NORML Responds

NORML

According to a DEA memorandum , the agency requested to expand its policing powers beyond the enforcement of federal drug laws to include the enforcement of “any federal crime committed as a result of protests over the death of George Floyd.”

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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 Dismisses Case Demanding DEA to Move Expeditiously to License Cannabis Cultivators

NORML

Justices for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied the petition following a filing by DEA in the Federal Register stating that the agency “intends to promulgate regulations” to review several dozen federal cultivation applications.

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Ketamine Clinics and the DEA

Canna Law Blog

Today, we focus on some of the high-level requirements of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on clinics and their personnel. In other words, not just anyone can obtain a DEA registration and dispense ketamine. The post Ketamine Clinics and the DEA appeared first on Harris Bricken

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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.

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

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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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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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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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The DEA Deschedules Epidiolex

Cannabis Law Report

Well that came out of the blue in the midst of all the other dire news racing through the sector. Cannabis Business Times reports Effective … Read More. Breaking News

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ICYMI: DEA and Cannabis Research Still Lousy Bedfellows

Canna Law Blog

Ole Miss got the cannabis study and research cultivation gig from the DEA (via a contract with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)) in 1968. In 2016, the DEA finally shifted to different treatment around expanded research efforts into cannabis beyond Ole Miss.

DEA loosens rules on prescription CBD drug Epidiolex

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The post DEA loosens rules on prescription CBD drug Epidiolex appeared first on Leafly. Prescription CBD tincture Epidiolex is coming to more patients. Cost: $32,500 per year. Health Politics cannabidiol cbd Epidiolex GW Pharma GW Pharmaceuticals

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DEA Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking On Marijuana Research

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis research in the USA has been held back by the DEA’s stance on the issue, although it has been increasing the amount of cannabis it wants produced for research over the last couple of years. The DEA says the proposed rule will see additional registered growers and more diverse variety of marijuana strains available for research. Currently, the DEA has 37 pending applications to grow marijuana for research.

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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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DEA releases 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment

Cannabis Law Report

WASHINGTON – DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced the publication of the 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment, which outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs. Press Release.

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POLITICSScientists And Veterans File Lawsuit Challenging DEA?s Marijuana Rescheduling Denials

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Moment reports The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is facing yet another marijuana-related lawsuit—and this time, researchers and veterans are challenging the agency’s denial of … Read More.

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DEA Marijuana Scheduling Lawsuit Will Be Appealed To Supreme Court Following Dismissal

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Moment reports… A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) over the classification of marijuana last week after the … Read More.

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Press Release: DEA proposes process to expand marijuana research in the United States

Cannabis Law Report

The Drug Enforcement Administration continues to support additional research into marijuana and its components, and we believe registering more growers will advance the scientific and medical research already being conducted,” said DEA Acting Administrator Dhillon. “DEA

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ASA offers solution to DOJ research block: Our comments on the DEA’s proposed rules

Americans for Safe Access

On March 23, DEA published a proposed rulemaking —“Controls to Enhance the Cultivation of Marihuana for Research in the United States”—in the Federal Register (85 FR 16292), involving who can grow cannabis in bulk for research purposes.

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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Why Dr. Sue Sisley Sued the DEA for Stonewalling Cannabis Research

NORML

We also spoke with her attorneys, who explained why they believed the DEA broke the law by holding up long-promised medical marijuana research licenses. It’s been nearly three years since the DEA announced its revolutionary cultivator program.

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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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USDA NON-ENFORCEMENT OF DEA-LAB AND DISPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

Cannabis Law Report

After a significant outcry by the hemp community, the USDA is backing down from its requirement that all hemp be tested at DEA-registered labs for the 2020 season. BY ALICIA ALTENAU, GREEN LIGHT LAW GROUP —.

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DEA To Grow 3,200,000 Grams Of Research Cannabis In 2020

Cannabis Law Report

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) finalized its plans to authorize the cultivation of 3,200,000 grams of marijuana for research purposes next year—a 30 percent increase from 2019’s quota. DEA Finalizes Plan To Grow 3.2

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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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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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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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DEA Testing Requirement for Hemp Removed by USDA

The Joint Blog

According to the Daily, the testing delay comes after farmers and states alike complained there wouldn’t be enough DEA labs to handle demand. DEA will still expect states to work with their laboratories to try to achieve certification for the 2021 crop year,” he added.

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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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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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DEA Does Not Have The Resources To Test For Hemp Vs Cannabis Says Article

Cannabis Law Report

The report reveals … ndustry members worry the limitation could delay THC testing and create bottlenecks, especially in remote areas far from a DEA-registered lab. “It This is a departure for the DEA, which does not require labs to be accredited to handle narcotics.

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Greg Ibach, undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the departnent will drop federal DEA testing rules for 2020

Cannabis Law Report

DEA will still expect states to work with their laboratories to try to achieve certification for the 2021 crop year,” he added. “We USDA drops DEA hemp testing requirement for 2020, while FDA acknowledges demand for CBD. Hemp Industry Daily report.