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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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.

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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 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published in the Federal Register today for public inspection, provides details on the proposed process for administering the new program. 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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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.

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

Cannabis Law Report

The new approach will expand opportunities for marijuana growers who seek to grow marijuana for research purposes and outline the agency’s proposed process for administering the new program, consistent with applicable law.

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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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According To DEA Data Do You Know Which State Grows The Most Illegal Cannabis ?

Cannabis Law Report

You might think it’s California,but actually it is …… According to recently published DEA data about illegal grows it is Kentucky, where both recreational and medical marijuana are still illegal. The DEA confiscated over 1.8

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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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Long Awaited USDA Hemp Production Rules Published

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

Domestic Hemp Production Program through an interim final rule which was made available yesterday and will be published in the Federal Register on October 31. USDA’s information directed to producers includes that to produce hemp, you first need to be licensed or authorized under a State hemp program, a Tribal hemp program, or the USDA hemp program. The program you are licensed under depends on the location of your hemp growing facility. DEA Role.

Virginia senators want changes to USDA’s industrial hemp production program

Cannabis Law Report

Domestic Hemp Production Program, which was established by Congress as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. The Senators urged USDA to remove the requirement that testing can only occur at DEA-registered labs and allow testing to be conducted at independent testing labs that meet USDA standards.

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Press Release: LegitScript Announces New CBD e-Commerce Certification Program to Ensure Accountability, Regulatory Compliance

Cannabis Law Report

LegitScript, the global leader in merchant and product certification and monitoring in the e-commerce and payment sectors, has launched a new certification program for legally compliant CBD products and websites. Pacific to address important details about the program.

USDA Update Hemp Testing Lab List

Cannabis Law Report

Domestic Hemp Production Program must be registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to handle … Read More. Any laboratory testing hemp for THC concentration under the U.S.

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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

Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, would allow VA health providers to recommend medical marijuana to their veteran patients and fill out the necessary paperwork for them to enroll in state marijuana programs. 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.

USDA ONline Directory of Hemp Analytical Testing Laboratories

Cannabis Law Report

Domestic Hemp Production Program must be registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to handle controlled substances. The directory below summarizes hemp testing laboratories who are registered with the DEA.

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Resource: USDA Directory Official Hemp Testing Laboratories

Cannabis Law Report

Domestic Hemp Production Program must be registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to handle controlled substances. The directory below summarizes hemp testing laboratories who are registered with the DEA.

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Today’s Answer of the Day

TheAnswerPage

On April 6, 2020, the manufacturers of Epidiolex “received notification from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) confirming that EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) is no longer subject to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).”

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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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Congressional Committee to Hold Marijuana Legislative Hearing This Wednesday

NORML

Now more than ever, congressional action is required to end the failed criminalization of marijuana and amend federal law to ensure that state-legal cannabis programs can operate as intended. Strait, Senior Policy Advisor, Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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

Cannabis Law Report

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Hemp and CBD: Submit Your Comments on USDA Interim Hemp Rules By December 30

Canna Law Blog

The hemp industry is up in arms over the USDA’s interim rules establishing a domestic hemp program. Most of us in the hemp industry are well-aware of the major issues in the interim rules: 15-day pre-harvest testing requirements, total THC, DEA laboratories, and crop insurance to name a few.

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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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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Voices Support For Decriminalizing Psychedelics

Cannabis Law Report

That includes things like moving money out of the DEA and into overdose treatment programs, as well as really examining some of the ways that we can also decriminalize the use and study of psychedelic compounds for medicinal applications and future policies.”.

The Week in Weed: May 15, 2020

The Blunt Truth

Maine made changes to their marijuana program. We reported last week on the DOJ’s memo finding that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s cannabis research program is non-compliant with international drug laws.

Approval of Epidiolex Validates What Many CBD Users Already Knew

MedicalJane

“This approval serves as a reminder that advancing sound development programs that properly evaluate active ingredients contained in marijuana can lead to important medical therapies.” The Next Move Is On The DEA. Epidiolex’s launch is in the hands of the DEA.

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

NORML

Strait, Senior Policy Advisor, Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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.

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Can I Use My Medical Marijuana in States Where It’s Not Legal?

CannaMD

In practice, the chances of feds or the DEA sitting at the border waiting to catch someone – that’s just not happening. For more information, see: Hawaii Department of Health Medical Cannabis Registry Program. Planning a vacation should be fun.

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Redbird Scholar: Ralph Weisheit explains Illinois marijuana legalization law

Cannabis Law Report

In Illinoi s some of the money that will be generated through marijuana-related licenses and taxes is s et aside for job training programs for people in disadvantaged communities. Once a student completes the program, they are certified as a trained grower of the plant.

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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 To further complicate the issue, states that already have their own hemp programs must have them approved by the U.S.

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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 You’ll doubtless recall that the state has already had its share of problems with the program. Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

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The Week in Weed: May 8, 2020

The Blunt Truth

The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel released a memo finding that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s cannabis research program is non-compliant with international drug laws.

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Your Hemp Questions Answered (Part 2)

Canna Law Blog

Although certain states have identified hemp seed that would work well in their specific geographical areas, the USDA has decided not to include a seed certification program in the rules. Will hemp processing facilities (extraction) be required to have a DEA registration?

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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. To further complicate the issue, states that already have their own hemp programs must have them approved by the U.S. PORTLAND, Ore.

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Hemp CBD Across State Lines: North Carolina

Canna Law Blog

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture (“NCDA”) provides a useful summary of the state’s law regarding hemp cultivation: Hemp production has been legalized in North Carolina, but only as part of the state’s pilot program as allowed under federal law.

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OLCC Inspectors Instrumental in Discovery of Illegal Marijuana Oil Processing Operation in Lane County

Cannabis Law Report

The illicit extraction operation was detected by OLCC inspectors at an out-of-compliance Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) medical grow site. October 31, 2019. OLCC Inspectors Instrumental in Discovery of Illegal Marijuana Oil Processing Operation in Lane County.

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US Hemp Roundtable Responds To USDA’s Interim Final Rule on Hemp

Cannabis Law Report

This past Halloween, the USDA released its Interim Final Rule on the Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program. Its repeated shoutouts to the DEA raises concern of inappropriate enforcement actions. Responding to the USDA’s Interim Final Rule on Hemp.

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MD or Do for Hartford, CT Clinic

Canna Care Docs

Possess an active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) controlled substance registration that is not subject to limitation and that is designated for the State of Connecticut Be registered with and reviews a patient’s prescription history in the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring Program. WE ARE SEEKING LICENSED MD OR ARPNs for our Hartford, CT clinic. About Canna Care Docs…. Canna Care Docs is the center of excellence for cannabis medicine.

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