Federal Case Challenging Constitutionality of Cannabis Prohibition Heads Back to Court on Valentine’s Day

In case you missed it, there is a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions – the text of which reveals the history of the 12,000-year relationship between humans and cannabis and how prohibition not only negatively affects the plaintiffs but potentially all humankind. The suit is […]

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DEA Spokesman: Agency Not Going to ‘Break Down Door’ of Parents Administering CBD to their Children

In an interview with Indiana’s WTHR, Drug Enforcement Agency spokesperson Rusty Payne admitted that while parents giving CBD oil to their children are violating federal law, it is unlikely they will face federal prosecution for their actions. “WTHR: What would you tell the mom and dad who are buying this stuff and giving it to […]

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Sessions: ‘Healthy’ for Feds to Approve More Cannabis Research Applications

During a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted that it would “be healthy to have some more competition” in the federal government’s cannabis research program, noting that there are currently 26 supplier applications before the Drug Enforcement Agency from entities interested in growing cannabis for federal medicinal research. “Each one of […]

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DEA Destroyed 5M Plants, Arrested 5,657 People in 2016 Cannabis Eradication Efforts

According to the Drug Enforcement Agency’s 2016 Final Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program report, the agency destroyed nearly 5 million outdoor-cultivated cannabis plants and seized more than $51.9 million in assets linked to illegal cannabis operations in the U.S. The federal law enforcement agency eradicated a total of 5,528 illegal outdoor cannabis cultivation sites in 2016, […]

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Uncomfortable with Trump, Acting DEA Chief Chuck Rosenburg Announces Resignation

The acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency Chuck Rosenburg announced his intent to resign yesterday, citing concerns that President Donald Trump holds little respect for the law, the New York Times reports. Mr. Rosenburg was originally appointed by President Barack Obama following the 2015 resignation of former DEA Chief Michele Leonhart. Though he was never friendly […]

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House Committee Blocks All Cannabis-Related Budget Amendment Votes

The Republican-controlled House Rules Committee has blocked multiple cannabis-related amendments from receiving consideration by the full chamber, effectively preventing the House from offering the industry protection from the Justice Department. The quashed amendments include: protections for state-approved hemp programs and banks choosing to do business with the cannabis industry; the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, which prevents the feds […]

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Lawsuit Claims Feds Using IRS as Investigation Arm of DEA, DoJ in Colorado

Lawyers for Silt, Colorado’s Rifle Remedies are claiming in a lawsuit that the Internal Revenue Service is using audits to conduct investigations of legal medical cannabis businesses at the behest of the Department of Justice, the Denver Post reports. The IRS calls the claim illogical and baseless, saying his requests for information from the Marijuana […]

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FDA Requests Public Comments on Therapeutic Value of CBD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put out a call for public comments regarding the therapeutic values and potential for abuse of several substances, including cannabidiol or CBD. According to a document released by the FDA, the agency will consider any submitted statements while preparing their response to the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding […]

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Possession Charges from 4/20 Capitol Rally Dropped Against DCMJ Founder

The co-founder of D.C. Marijuana Justice, Adam Eidinger, had possession charges that were levied against him following his arrest during an Apr. 20 demonstration in Washington, D.C. dropped after the Drug Enforcement Agency determined that the 78 joints found in his possession were less than the 2 ounces allowed under the District’s adult-use laws, the […]

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Justice Department Allegedly Blocking DEA-Backed Cannabis Research Applications

The Justice Department, at the behest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has actively blocked the Drug Enforcement Agency from moving forward on 25 applications to grow cannabis for research purposes, the Washington Post reports. The DEA began accepting the applications more than a year ago but their consideration requires Justice Department approval and the agency […]

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Drug-Centric Federal Agencies and Colorado Springs Officials Hold Secret Meeting

Officials from the Department of Justice, the White House Office of National Drug Policy and the DEA held a secret meeting on Wednesday with Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, members of the Colorado Springs Police Department, and the resident agent with the DEA, KKTV-11 reports. A local physician and a school district’s disciplinary director were […]

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CBD Laws Are Convoluted Enough Without DEA Interjections

In a recent interview with the Cannabist, the DEA took aim at CBD production, specifically naming Charlotte’s Web – a low-THC cannabis strain produced and trademarked by CW Hemp oft used to treat children with epilepsy. In the statement, the federal law enforcement agency contends that the product, along with all other CBD products, is […]

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DEA Doubles Down: CBD Illegal

The Cannabist has published a series of statements by the Drug Enforcement Agency that further muddy the waters of the legality of CBD products, claiming that the products are “being illegally produced and marketed” in violation of the federal Controlled Substances, and Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Acts. “However, it is generally believed that the material […]

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DEA Seeks to Have Lawsuit Against ‘Marijuana Extract’ Rule Tossed

The DEA is moving to have a lawsuit dismissed that challenges their December rule change which applies a Controlled Substances Number for “marijuana extract,” according to a report from the Cannabist. The lawsuit contends that the change moves hemp-derived products into the definition, running afoul of the 2014 federal Farm Bill. The lawsuit was filed on […]

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DEA Approves Synthetic Cannabis Medication by Anti-Cannabis Pharmaceutical Giant

The Drug Enforcement Administration has approved Syndros, a cannabis-based medication developed by pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics, for Schedule II status under the Controlled Substances Act, according to a Chicago Tribune report. Syndros is an oral remedy that uses THC to treat nausea and vomiting, two of the most common symptoms caused by chemotherapy. The drug was pre-approved by the FDA […]

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DEA Removes Some Cannabis Myths from Website

The Drug Enforcement Agency has removed factually inaccurate information about cannabis from its website following public pressure and a legal request filed last year by Americans for Safe Access. The legal request, filed with the Department of Justice, argued that the DEA website contained more than 25 false statements about cannabis – a violation of […]

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Hemp CBD Companies Should Worry About FDA, Not DEA, Intervention

It’s been nearly two months since mainstream media outlets and several cannabis publications published headlines claiming that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was rescheduling cannabidiol (CBD) into a Schedule 1 substance and that some serious, Drug War-era crackdowns were coming. We reported then, and stand by our coverage, that this is not the case. The DEA […]

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Lawsuit: DEA Violating Court Orders by Regulating Hemp

The Hemp Industry Association has filed a lawsuit against the DEA seeking to hold the agency in contempt of court for failing to adhere to a previous Court of Appeals decision that prevents the law enforcement agency from regulating hemp-derived food products as Schedule I substances, according to a press release from the HIA. “Thirteen […]

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Former DEA Spokesperson: Marijuana is ‘Cash Cow’ and ‘We Will Never Give Up’

Twelve years ago, former DEA propagandist Belita Nelson quit her job after spending six years (1998-2004) as an international media representative for the anti-drugs agency. Since leaving the DEA, Nelson has become an advocate for cannabis reform and the expanding of research into marijuana treatments. Nelson — who, during her time there, eventually became the […]

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DEA: Rule Change Prioritizes CBD Research

The DEA says that the rule change, published last week which changed the agency’s code for cannabis extracts, will make researching CBD easier, according to the U.S. News and World Report. Spokesman Russ Baer indicated that the DEA recognizes that some CBD studies “have been promising” and they “want to be able to support that […]

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Did the DEA Just Outlaw Hemp-Derived CBD?

A new rule published by the DEA today led many in the cannabis industry to assume the worst – that the agency had decided to crack down on hemp-derived CBD. Take a deep breath. This is likely not the case. What the rule actually does is create a new Administration Controlled Substances Code Number for […]

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DEA Threat Assessment Survey Blames Media for Difficulty Enforcing Cannabis Laws

In their latest Threat Assessment, an annual survey of U.S. law enforcement agencies, the DEA claims that the “abundance of media attention” has made it difficult to enforce and prosecute cannabis-related offences. “Many states have passed laws allowing the cultivation, possession, and use of marijuana within their respective states. Due to these varying state laws, […]

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Feds Request Report on DEA Cannabis Eradication Program

Seven congressional Democrats along with one Republican have written a letter to U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro requesting the Government Accountability Office to “produce a report on the cost effectiveness of the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program,” calling into question the “necessity” of the program. The lawmakers cite an Oct. 7 Washington Post report that […]

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Little Interest So Far in Growing Cannabis for the Feds Following DEA Policy Changes

A report by Stat News has found little interest from a dozen agricultural colleges to grow cannabis at the behest of the Drug Enforcement Agency, following an announcement by the agency that they would expand their federally sanctioned research program. Cornell University, the University of Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Michigan State University, the University of Vermont, […]

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