Category Archives: Drug Enforcement Administration

DEA proposes for more marijuana, less opioids in 2019

(courtesy Green Candy Press) Two federal agencies hope to reduce the nation’s opioid epidemic with the help of legal cannabis. In a news release issued by the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration, officials are calling to quintuple the cultivation of research-grade cannabis while reducing production of the nation’s most frequently abused opioids. […]

Federal appeals court hears hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 5:24 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2018, 10:29 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The fate of a federal rule viewed by hemp advocates as an existential threat to their emerging industry is now in the hands of a three-judge panel. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San […]

Trial begins for advocates suing Sessions and the DEA over marijuana’s Schedule I status

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 11:03 am • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 11:16 am By Karen Matthews, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Army veteran Jose Belen says the horrors of the Iraq War left him with post-traumatic stress disorder, and the drug that helped him cope best with the symptoms was one his Veterans […]