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DEA Reports More Marijuana Seizures, Fewer Arrests in 2022

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The post DEA Reports More Marijuana Seizures, Fewer Arrests in 2022 appeared first on NORML. Federal law enforcement agents and their partners seized nearly 5.7 million cultivated marijuana plants in 2022. This is the highest annual seizure total reported by the agency since 2011.

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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 It was the second-lowest number of arrests reported by the DEA in the past decade.

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DEA Proposes Reclassifying Marijuana to Schedule III

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

In a groundbreaking move, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has proposed to reclassify marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The debate over the classification of marijuana has taken a dramatic turn. The historic decision, supported by the top federal health agency, marks a. Read More

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DEA Reports Significant Uptick in Marijuana-Related Seizures, Arrests

NORML

The post DEA Reports Significant Uptick in Marijuana-Related Seizures, Arrests appeared first on NORML. The totals are the highest reported by the agency since 2011, when it reported making an estimated 8,500 marijuana-related arrests and seized some 6.7 million plants via its domestic eradication program.

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Indigenous Arizona Church Permitted To Use Ayahuasca After DEA Settlement

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One Arizona church, known as the Church of the Eagle and the Condor (CEC), recently settled a lawsuit with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other federal agencies. The DEA will also take samples of shipments to ensure that the only substance entering the country is ayahuasca.

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DEA Announces Intent to License Marijuana Growing Applicants

NORML

The DEA’s website did not provide a timeline as to when it anticipates finalizing the applicants’ grow authorizations or when it plans to take actions on the dozens of remaining applications that are still pending before the agency. The post DEA Announces Intent to License Marijuana Growing Applicants appeared first on NORML.

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DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures at Southern Border Have Fallen Significantly Following Passage of Statewide Legalization Laws

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The post DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures at Southern Border Have Fallen Significantly Following Passage of Statewide Legalization Laws appeared first on NORML. “In US markets, Mexican marijuana has largely been supplanted by domestic-produced marijuana. CBP marijuana seizures along the SWB have decreased more than 81 percent since 2013,".

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