Category Archives: justice department

FAQ: What to Know About the DEA’s CBD Rescheduling Order

For the first time ever, the Drug Enforcement Agency this week removed a cannabis-derived drug from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. The change is a historic landmark on the path to ending cannabis prohibition, but it’s not nearly as sweeping as it might seem. RELATED STORY US Reschedules CBD Drug—but Not CBD Itself […]

When State and Federal Laws Conflict, Who Wins?

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed a blockbuster lawsuit against California this week, arguing that so-called sanctuary laws passed by the state Legislature conflict with federal immigration laws. Federal law is “the supreme law of the land,” Sessions told a crowd of about 250 law enforcement officials in Sacramento on Wednesday, lashing out at state […]

States Mull ‘Sanctuary’ Status for Cannabis Businesses

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed cannabis businesses, hoping to protect the fledgling industry from a shift in federal enforcement policy. “This is a new engine of a healthy economy.” Ben Bartlett, Berkeley City Council […]