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DEA: Marijuana Plant Seizures Spike, Arrests Fall in 2019

NORML

Federal law enforcement agents and their partners made fewer marijuana-related arrests in 2019, but seized a far greater number of plants than they did the year before, according to annual data compiled by US Drug Enforcement Administration. 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

NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has formally submitted comments to the US Federal Register opposing the Drug Enforcement Administration’s proposed rule changes governing the federal production and distribution of cannabis for clinical research purposes.

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Kamala Harris Backs Biden’s Cannabis Pardons, Air Force Changes THC Testing Policy, and the DEA’s Dark Origins

Veriheal

Air Force changed its THC testing policy, and a DEA historian talked about the organization’s racist origins. to “…take our lead and pardon people who have been criminalized for possession of marijuana.”. Air Force (USAF) made some huge changes to its cannabis policy.

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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. According to the agency’s filing today in the Federal Register, the DEA “intends to promulgate regulations” to evaluate several dozen applications before it from private entities that wish to cultivate cannabis for FDA-approved research. FDA GOVERNMENT SCIENCE DEA medical research University of Mississippi

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

NORML

A federal court has ordered the Drug Enforcement Administration to respond to a lawsuit charging the agency with failing to move forward with a 2016 policy to expand the total number of federally licensed marijuana cultivators. In August 2016, Drug Enforcement Administration officials adopted a policy “to increase the number of entities registered under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to grow marijuana to supply legitimate researchers in the United States.”

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NORML: DEA Reports Significant Uptick in Marijuana-Related Seizures, Arrests

Cannabis Law Report

million cultivated marijuana plants and made more than 6,600 marijuana-related arrests in 2021, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. . Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

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Court Dismisses DEA Marijuana Rescheduling Case, But Judge Says Cannabis Reclassification May Be Coming Anyway

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Moment reports. In its response, the agency argued that marijuana has no currently accepted medical value. Court Dismisses DEA Marijuana Rescheduling Case, But Judge Says Cannabis Reclassification May Be Coming Anyway.

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DEA Finally Agrees to Expand Marijuana Research Amid Pressure from Lawsuit

WeedAdvisor

A standoff between marijuana researchers and federal drug enforcement may finally have turned in the scientists’ favour. As we reported earlier , marijuana experts were frustrated over the poor quality of cannabis grown at the government’s only legal marijuana facility at the University of Mississippi. Despite a 90-day deadline for review, the DEA ignored this cut-off and simply sat on the applications for three years. We can infer she means marijuana high in THC.

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

NORML

The American Psychological Association (APA) is urging US Attorney General William Barr to review more than two-dozen pending applications for federal marijuana grow licenses. ” The agency said that the policy change was necessary because the existing system provided “no clear legal pathway for commercial enterprises to produce marijuana for product development.” ” Although that ruling ordered DEA to lift the ban, the agency failed to do so.

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DEA Report Shows Marijuana Arrests And Seizures Up In 2020

SpeedWeed

million marijuana plants in 2020, a figure that is up nearly 20% over 2019. The annual DEA report also shows that federal law enforcement officers made nearly 5,000 cannabis-related arrests in 2020, a year wracked by the social and economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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. As most of our readers likely know, the Schedule of Controlled Substances, established by the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA), places marijuana in the most restrictive class, Schedule I, alongside heroin. Less dangerous than marijuana, according to the CSA Schedule, are methamphetamine, cocaine, and hydrocodone.

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The Challenge to Watch: Sisley, et al. v. DEA

Canna Law Blog

Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) to reschedule marijuana. As we all know, the DEA has routinely refused to accept or denied each and every petition, minus one that yielded very specific changes for a synthetic cannabis drug. DEA appeared first on Harris Bricken

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DEA Seizes 4M Marijuana Plants, Less Arrests in ’19

CannaMD

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) made far fewer cannabis-related arrests in 2019 than in previous years. Let’s take a closer look at what DEA data reveals. But despite all the DEA’s seizing and destroying, it’s clear that the average U.S. Need Your Medical Marijuana Card?

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‘The most meaningful cannabis reform in decades’: Experts weigh in on new DEA rules

The Cannigma

All that is about to change, thanks to a change at the DEA , which cultivators and industry experts say will be monumental for cannabis research, medical marijuana patients, and potentially the broader legal status of the plant itself. “We

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Duane Morris Article: DEA Issues Interim Final Rule Concerning Marijuana and Hemp

Cannabis Law Report

August 24, 2020 The DEA has not issued a warning or otherwise signaled a change in enforcement policy by issuing the interim final rule. The post Duane Morris Article: DEA Issues Interim Final Rule Concerning Marijuana and Hemp first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.

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ICYMI: DEA and Cannabis Research Still Lousy Bedfellows

Canna Law Blog

One of the main reasons why “marijuana” remains a federally illegal, Schedule I controlled substance is that, according to the Feds, it has no currently accepted medical use. Given the DEA’s response, the court ultimately dismissed the lawsuit as moot.

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DEA finally ends fed monopoly on schwaggy research-grade cannabis

SpeedWeed

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) quietly made an announcement that’s expected to have a profound and long-lasting impact on cannabis research and development in the United States. For years, NIDA and the DEA have promised to open up the sourcing of federally-approved research cannabis.

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“Activist Apes” Use Kubrick Imagery To Highlight DEA’s Monolithic Attitudes Towards Cannabis & Psychedelic Compounds

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Moment reports. A group of activists dressed in ape suits danced around an eight-foot monolith that they erected outside of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) headquarters on Wednesday, calling on the agency to evolve its policies on marijuana and other controlled substances.

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DEA Reports Southern Border Pot Busts Down 80% Since 2013

SpeedWeed

Seizures of illicit marijuana at the U.S. In the 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment , which was released by the DEA on Wednesday, the agency notes that despite its continued illegality under federal law, marijuana “is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.”.

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House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Considers ‘Cannabis Policies for the New Decade’

NORML

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a legislative hearing, “ Cannabis Policies for the New Decade ,” during which they considered multiple legislative bills aimed at amending federal cannabis laws. This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have debated issues specific to marijuana policy reform. Strait, Senior Policy Advisor, Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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The DEA Does Not Want You To Worry About Its New Hemp Rule. Don’t Take the Bait!

Canna Law Blog

Last week the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a bad interim hemp rule. North Carolina attorney Rod Kight raised these concerns as well and he and I both spoke to Kyle Jaeger of Marijuana Moment about why we think are concerned about the DEA’s interim hemp rule.

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Harry Aslinger and the War on Drugs: A History of Politicking and Racism

Cannabis Life Network

However, not all of us know about Harry Aslinger, the War on Drugs, and how his politicking and racism are at the root of anti-drug policies globally. For decades, cannabis users have struggled with criminalization and stigma.

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Survey: Majority of Health Care Professionals Endorse Cannabis Use Instead of Opioids in Chronic Pain Patients

NORML

Of eligible respondents, 72 percent agreed with the statement, “Medical marijuana should be used to reduce the use of opioids for non-cancer pain.” Sixty-three percent of respondents also agreed, “The DEA should reclassify marijuana so that it is no longer a schedule I drug.".

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FBI Loosens Cannabis Policy for Potential Agents

SpeedWeed

Candidates cannot have used marijuana or cannabis in any form (natural or synthetic) and in any location (domestic or foreign) within the one (1) year preceding the date of their application for employment,” the FBI’s website now states. .

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Green Light Law Group: DEA ANNOUNCEMENT MARKS END OF ERA

Cannabis Law Report

Monday marked the end of an era in marijuana policy as the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), a division of the federal Department of Justice (“DOJ”), announced plans to facilitate and expand scientific and medical research of marijuana in the United States by moving forward with the review of pending applications for growing research-grade marijuana. BY EMILY BURNS, GREEN LIGHT LAW GROUP —.

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

MJ Business Attorneys

CBD is one of the 80 active chemicals found in the marijuana plant, but unlike the more commonly known cannabinoid chemical Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not produce a “high” Justin Gover, chief executive officer of GW Pharmaceuticals, the UK-based biopharmaceutical company that makes Epidiolex, stated the FDA assessed Epidiolex as having a low to negative potential for abuse. Moreover, the ball is in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) court.

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New DEA Report Says Border Seizures of Mexican Weed Have Fallen By 80 Percent

SpeedWeed

Well, the DEA just released its 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment, and the report is full of stats on the United States’ most popular illegal addictions, new trends in intoxicants, and foreign trade — a.k.a. Image via.

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The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act Has Passed

Veriheal

President Joe Biden has officially signed a marijuana research bill into law. 8454, the “Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act,” has been passed. The passing of the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act is the first step to cannabis reform.

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Federal vs. State Approaches to Cannabis: Recent DEA Data Shows Increase In Enforcement While States Move Toward Decriminalization and Legalization

Cannabis Law Report

One might think that the recent uptick in the legalization of recreational marijuana usage would correlate with a decline in the arrests and seizures related to the leafy-green. million marijuana plants and conducted more than 6,600 marijuana related arrests. Robert Szyba.

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Federal vs. State Approaches to Cannabis: Recent DEA Data Shows Increase In Enforcement While States Move Toward Decriminalization and Legalization

Cannabis Law Report

One might think that the recent uptick in the legalization of recreational marijuana usage would correlate with a decline in the arrests and seizures related to the leafy-green. million marijuana plants and conducted more than 6,600 marijuana related arrests.

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Federal vs. State Approaches to Cannabis: Recent DEA Data Shows Increase In Enforcement While States Move Toward Decriminalization and Legalization

The Blunt Truth

One might think that the recent uptick in the legalization of recreational marijuana usage would correlate with a decline in the arrests and seizures related to the leafy-green. million marijuana plants and conducted more than 6,600 marijuana related arrests.

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St. Louis Lawmaker Worries DEA Might Intervene If Local Psychedelics Reform Is Enacted

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Moment report. Alderman Narayan, now that you’ve got this significant marijuana reform in place, are you considering pursuing changes to broader drug laws, for example in the way that other cities around the US have moved to decriminalize psychedelics? The St.

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The Key Differences Between CBD and THC You Need to Know

United Patients Group

CBD is derived from hemp or marijuana plants, both species of Cannabis Sativa. CBD does not give the user the feeling of being “high,” which is commonly associated with marijuana containing higher amounts of THC, over 0.3 %.

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Studies Dispel the Myth That Cannabis is a Performance Enhancing Drug

Veriheal

Office of National Drug Control Policy defined that the medal “seemed to directly undercut our messages to young people that drug use undermines a child’s opportunities for success.” The DEA’s push to review cannabis research applications has been anticipated for quite some time.

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The Future of Federal Marijuana Laws Remains Dazed and Confusing

NewsMunchies

Marijuana’s categorization under U.S. As of this writing, cannabis remains a prohibited Schedule 1 drug, defined by the DEA as having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” . Although, marijuana may be one of the truly bipartisan issues in the U.S.

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Legislation To Produce And Research Cannabis Introduced

NORML

To date, the US National Institute on Drug Abuse designates the University of Mississippi to be the sole provider of marijuana for FDA-approved research. 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.” ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Medical Marijuana Policy Research