VA Congressman Introduces Bill To Remove Marijuana From Controlled Substances List

VA Congressman Tom Garrett introduces bill to end federal prohibition of marijuana

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Virginia’s 5th District CongressmanTom Garrett last week introduced legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing marijuana. The short title for this legislation is cited as the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.” If passed, this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list – joining other industries such as alcohol and Read the full article…

NORML Responds To National Academy of Sciences’ Marijuana Report

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a comprehensive report today acknowledging that “conclusive or substantial evidence” exists for cannabis’ efficacy in patients suffering from chronic pain, and sharply criticized longstanding federal regulatory barriers to marijuana research – in particular “the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance” under Read the full article…

DEA Hurts Growing Industry; Enacts Final Rule Seeking To Make Any Extract Of Cannabis Plant Schedule 1 Drug

The DEA goes after CBD

By Bob Hoban, Managing Partner – Hoban Law Group On December 13, 2016, the DEA issued its Final Rule, “Establishment of New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract,” which serves to potentially devastate developing businesses and consumer, textile and manufacturing industries related to cannabinoids. Robert Hoban, a cannabis, cannabinoid and hemp lawyer and expert as well as Read the full article…

How Rescheduling Could Have Changed Cannabis Marketing

DEA needs to step back on mmj

By Celeste Miranda COLORADO: The DEA schedules substances, chemicals and drugs into 5 classified categories. Between Schedule 1 to 5 the level of potential for abuse gets more likely as the number goes down, so Schedule 1 is listed as the most dangerous for the public and Schedule 5 the least.  A Schedule 1 drug has Read the full article…

Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act, which would set up a federal excise tax for regulated marijuana.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending the U.S. government’s decades long prohibition of the plant. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act’s schedules, transfer Read the full article…

Senate Passes Bill Allowing Growing Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp would be allowed to be grown in Washington state under a measure passed by the Senate.

WASHINGTON: Industrial hemp would be allowed to be grown in Washington state under a measure passed by the Senate. Senate Bill 5012 received unanimous support Wednesday in the Senate and now heads to the House for consideration. The measure authorizes the growing of industrial hemp as an agricultural activity in the state. It also directs Read the full article…

Dear Santa: Please Get My Congressman to Vote for Reclassifying Marijuana

All she wants for Christmas is to have the federal government to finally reclassify marijuana.

CALIFORNIA:  All Jacqueline Patterson wants for Christmas is for you to sign her petition aimed at getting the federal government to finally reclassify marijuana, which is currently a Schedule 1 drug that the Drug Enforcement Agency considers of no medical value and as dangerous as heroin. Classifying pot a Schedule 1 “doesn’t make sense to Read the full article…

A.G., Congress Refuse To Budge On Pot

A battle is shaping up in Washington, DC over the City Council's decision Tuesday to ban marijuana use in bars and at private events.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The crowning inconsistency of the federal drug control system has always been the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance under federal law, which makes it among the ‘worst of the worst’ drugs as far as the DEA is concerned — literally as bad as heroin, and worse than cocaine. Drug Read the full article…

Board Hears Debate Over Reclassification Of Marijuana

A special marijuana review committee will decide if they recommend reclassifying marijuana to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy later this week.

IOWA:  An Iowa Board of Pharmacy committee listened to debate Monday over reclassifying marijuana. Reclassifying marijuana from Schedule 1, highly-abused drugs with no medical use, to Schedule 2, drugs that have medical use, could be a step toward legalizing medicinal marijuana production and distribution in the state. This is the next step proponents said must Read the full article…

Can You Guess How Much Money Legalizing Marijuana Would Save?

Even if the public's opinion of whether marijuana should be legalized varies state by state, a lot of money is spent in policing marijuana, which is listed as a schedule 1 illicit drug.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  In just a little more than two weeks, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia will become the third through fifth states (and capital in the case of D.C.) of the country to vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana sales. While an October 2013 Gallup poll showed that, for the first time Read the full article…