Controlled Substances Act

CBD's legal status remains a conundrum - even for the DEA

Less than a month after a court decision upheld the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency stance that CBD is an illegal drug made from marijuana, the agency …

Cannabis

Bipartisan STATES Act Would Exempt State-Legal Marijuana Markets from Controlled Substances Act - Cannabis Dispensary

U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren have said that they intend to introduce the STATES Act, which would echo Cole Memo policy and exempt …

Cannabis

Senator Jeff Merkley Cosponsors The Marijuana Justice Act

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today became the fourth Senator to cosponsor the Marijuana Justice Act, joining the bill’s author, Senator Cory Booker …

Cannabis Industry

Evolution of Cannabis Law

The legalization of medical and recreational ("adult") cannabis use in California has led to a growing thicket of complicated and sometimes …

Cannabis

Suit against drugmakers over opioids remanded to state court

A federal judge has ruled that Delaware's lawsuit against drug manufacturers, distributors and drugstores over the opioid crisis should be sent back …

Business

H.R. 5634: To increase the number of manufacturers registered under the Controlled Substances Act to manufacture cannabis for legitimate research purposes, to authorize health care providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide recommendation

Introduced: Sponsor: Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1] This bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Veterans' …

Cannabis

Bernie Sanders signs on to marijuana legalization bill

Bernie Sanders is the latest senator to sign on to a bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and punish states that …

Bernie Sanders

Sanders backs bill to punish states with harsh pot laws. The Marijuana Justice Act would not only remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, but would also withhold funding from states that maintain criminalization & continue to have racially disproportionate arrest & incarceration rates.

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Cannabis Industry

Why weed is stuck in a legal limbo - CNN Video

Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act in 1970. More than a quarter century later, a section of that law helped states to legalize marijuana.

Justice

Marijuana dispute pits county against state of Oregon

Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana production sued the state in federal court, asserting state laws that …

Cannabis

Legalized Hemp? Push to Lift the 'Silly' Ban Is Back, With an Unlikely Leader

By Dan Nosowitz<p>The legalization of hemp as a crop may sound minor, even quaintly of the 1990s, in the wake of the massive economic, environmental and …

Cannabis

Legalizing hemp in America is long overdue

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, is making another push for legalizing hemp as an agricultural commodity.<p>On March 26, McConnell …

Cannabis

Potential Presidential Candidate Gillibrand Fights For Cannabis Law Reform

Home Marijuana Marijuana Leaglization News Potential Presidential Candidate Gillibrand Fights For Cannabis Law Reform<p>Earlier this week, Gillibrand …

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IP Protection and the Cannabis Industry: Strategies and Trends | The Legal Intelligencer

Christiane Campbell, Gretchen Temeles, and Vicki Norton of Duane Morris<p>Protection of intellectual property is a key element in any company’s efforts …

Cannabis

The IRS Has Blocked Cannabis Advocacy Groups From Non-Profit Status

The implications of a 280-page tax update issued by the IRS in January are only now being felt. The new policy blocks all cannabis advocacy groups …

President Trump Considers Suing Opioid Manufacturers

<i>President Trump</i><p>President Donald Trump stepped up criticism of opioid drug manufacturers. He recently intimated he was considering suing drug makers …

Business

Federal: Exclude Hemp From the Controlled Substances Act - NORML.org - Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

Cannabis

McConnell calls for removal of industrial hemp from controlled substances list

The Senate’s top Republican says hemp shouldn’t be a controlled substance, and he plans to introduce a new bill to make the change.<p>Republican Sen. …

Cannabis

FDA’s Low-Nicotine Cigarette Scheme Is an Invitation to Black Market Vendors

This sort of not-quite prohibition isn't new, and it's guaranteed to have very familiar consequences.<p>In a statement linked to the FDA's advanced …

Cannabis

Sorry, Jeff Sessions: Congress Aims to Extend Medical Marijuana Protections

In our neighbor to the north, the cannabis industry is budding at an incredible pace. Canada legalized medicinal marijuana all the way back in 2001, …

Cannabis

While everyone focuses on opioids, meth-related deaths are on the rise

Speaking to an audience in New Hampshire this week, President Trump announced a redoubling of the nation’s efforts to confront the opioid overdose …

Drug Addiction

Cities want supervised injection sites to cut overdoses — risk DEA wrath

A handful of cities could soon face a legal showdown with the Trump administration over their efforts to open "supervised injection facilities" where …

San Francisco

Judge tosses lawsuit challenging federal marijuana laws

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging federal laws criminalizing marijuana as unconstitutional, saying the five …

Cities seek supervise intravenous drug use despite DEA | McClatchy Washington Bureau

A handful of cities could soon face a legal showdown with the Trump administration over their efforts to open "supervised injection facilities" where …

San Francisco

'Free for all' - The week cannabis was 'legal' in Ireland

Everyone remembers when a legal loophole made ecstasy, magic mushrooms and head shop drugs 'legal' for 24 hours in 2015 but another legal ruling made …

Cannabis

Legalizing marijuana would create 1.1 million jobs in the US by 2025, report shows

The marijuana industry is budding before investors' eyes, with the North American market slated to grow by an <i>average</i> of 28% through 2021, hitting …

Cannabis

Legalizing Marijuana Would Create 1.1 Million Jobs in the U.S. by 2025, Report Shows

It would also generate nearly $52 billion in tax revenue for the federal government.<p>The marijuana industry is budding before investors' eyes, with …

Cannabis

2 Competing Marijuana Legalization Bills in New Jersey Leave the Garden State Divided

The legal cannabis industry has expanded at an incredible pace in recent years. In North America, legal pot sales grew by 33% to $9.7 billion in 2017, according to a new report from ArcView Market Research, in partnership with BDS Analytics. Meanwhile, in the U.S., we've seen 29 states legalize …

SF mayoral candidate Mark Leno has plan to end homeless problem by 2020

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>San Francisco mayoral candidate <b>Mark Leno</b> laid out an ambitious plan Friday that he claims can end the city’s homelessness …

San Francisco

Scientists are dodging strict research rules in mobile cannabis labs

Last year, researchers at the University of Colorado came up with a novel solution for bypassing the regulatory hurdles that stand in the way of …

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