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Survey: 11% of Government Employees in D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Pot

Survey: 11% of Government Employees in D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Pot

Survey: 11% of Government Employees in D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Pot

Washington, D.C., isn’t a large market for the cannabis industry, but it could be very influential with regards to legalization. It turns out that quite a few cannabis buyers are government employees, according to new research.

DEA Report: 71% of Cannabis Plants Seized in 2016 Came from California

DEA Report: 71% of Cannabis Plants Seized in 2016 Came from California

While California may grow eight times the amount of cannabis state residents can consume, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration is dimming the brilliance of the Golden State’s illegal cannabis plants.

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Khiron Appoints Former DEA Chief of Pharmaceutical Investigations to Advisory Board

ORONTO, Ontario, Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (“Khiron” or the “Company”) reports the appointment of Mr. Matthew Murphy, the former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) Chief of Pharmaceutical Investigations, to the Advisory Board of the Company.

The Truth About the Federal Marijuana Meeting With Officials in Colorado

The Truth About the Federal Marijuana Meeting With Officials in Colorado

On July 19, 2017, representatives from multiple federal agencies joined local officials in Colorado Springs to have a closed-door meeting on the effects of Colorado’s legal marijuana industry.

US Senators Urge Jeff Sessions to Reassure Industrial Hemp Industry

US Senators Pen Open Letter to Urge Jeff Sessions to Reassure Industrial Hemp Industry

With members of the industrial hemp industry facing unnecessary banking hurdles, several United States Senators have joined forces to urge the Department of Justice not to use funds to punish banks that do business with them.

Hemp History Week Launches Nationwide June 5-11, 2017

Hemp History Week Launches Nationwide June 5-11, 2017

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp launched the 8th annual Hemp History Week, to occur June 5-11, 2017, throughout the country. As event organizers advocate for full federal legalization of industrial hemp farming this Spring, Hemp History Week raises awareness about the environmental sustainability, health benefits, regenerative agriculture potential, and new technological applications of industrial hemp.

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First Medical Marijuana Dosage Calculator Launched on the Apple App Store

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Maridose LLC, the Florida based company founded by former Procter & Gamble executive and advertising consultant, announced today that its’ new Maridose Marijuana Dosage Calculator is now available on the Apple APP store.

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Justice Department Will Continue to Be Prohibited From Interfering in State Medical Marijuana Laws Under New Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Justice Department will continue to be prohibited from interfering in state medical marijuana laws under the federal spending bill passed Thursday in the Senate.

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Memo to Congress: DEA Dumped the “Gateway-Theory” Due To Science

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for therapeutic use and research, sent a memo to Congress informing members that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has removed false information about cannabis from its website after months of public pressure.

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DEA Removes Marijuana Misinformation from Website After Months of Public, Legal Pressure

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After months of public pressure, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has removed factually inaccurate information from its website.

INVESTMENT EXPERTS PREDICT EXPLOSIVE YEAR FOR CANNABIS

Investment Experts Predict Explosive Year for Cannabis

Although the legal cannabis industry is still in its infancy, it’s already delivering tremendous results. According to tech financial guru Michael A. Robinson, the cannabis industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in the stock market.

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Over 100,000 Demand DEA Stop Disseminating False Information About Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Over 100,000 people have signed an Americans for Safe Access petition on Change.org demanding that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) stop disseminating false information about medical cannabis immediately.

Law Firm Challenges New DEA Rule on Cannabidiol

Law Firm Challenges New DEA Rule on Cannabidiol

On Jan. 16, 2017, the Denver-based law firm Hoban Law Group, which represents several clients in the hemp industry, announced that it had filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to challenge a new DEA rule that would make cannabidiol illegal.

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Federal Overreach: Round 1 Hoban Law Group Files Ninth Circuit Petition to Challenge Recent DEA Classification of “Marihuana Extracts”

DENVER, Jan. 16, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Hoban Law Group has filed a petition in San Francisco’s United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to challenge what appears to be the DEA’s attempt to control an otherwise lawful substance.

As Sessions Hearings Begin, Rumors About Shuttering Dispensaries Circulate

As Sessions Hearings Begin, Rumors About Shuttering Dispensaries Circulate

As U.S. Senate hearings began on Jan. 10, 2017, for Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-marijuana nominee for Attorney General, rumors about the Drug Enforcement Agency shutting down dispensaries were already circulating.

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70,000 Demand DEA Stop Disseminating Blatantly False Information About Medical Marijuana

In a new petition from Americans for Safe Access and Change.org, over 70,000 people and counting, are calling on the Drug Enforcement Administration to stop disseminating false information about medical cannabis immediately and ensure that any future information about medical cannabis treatment reflects medically-accurate and up-to-date facts.

DEA Issues New Rule to Ban Cannabidiol

DEA Issues New Rule to Ban Cannabidiol

On Dec. 14, 2016, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new rule that makes hemp-based cannabidiol a federally illegal substance. Under the new rules, liquid extracts derived from plants of the cannabis genus that contain one or more cannabinoids are now considered a schedule I substance.

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CBA statement: DEA Rescheduling of Cannabidiol (CBD) Irrational and Irresponsible

DENVER, Dec. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement on the recent reports of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s rescheduling of all marijuana extracts, including CBD oil as Schedule I controlled substances.

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DEA Hurts Growing Industry and Exceeds its Authority Regarding Scheduling Controlled Substances​;​ Enacts Final Rule Seeking to Make Any Extract of the Cannabis Plant a Schedule 1 Drug

DENVER, Dec. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — 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.

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ASA Files Petition with DOJ Demanding DEA Correct Misinformation About Cannabis

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research, filed a petition with the Department of Justice (DOJ) today demanding that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) immediately update misinformation about cannabis.

Obama: Marijuana Should Be Treated Like ‘Cigarettes or Alcohol’

Obama: Marijuana Should Be Treated Like ‘Cigarettes or Alcohol’

“Look, I’ve been very clear about my belief that we should try to discourage substance abuse,” Obama said. “And I am not somebody who believes that legalization is a panacea. But I do believe that treating this as a public-health issue, the same way we do with cigarettes or alcohol, is the much smarter way to deal with it.”

Pot Smokers Owe Last Night’s Historic Ballot Wins to This Man

Pot Smokers Owe Last Night’s Historic Ballot Wins to This Man

Yesterday, Americans handed over the keys to the White House to a thin-skinned demagogue, but in eight states, at least, they also voted to legalize a way to cope with the cataclysm they wrought.

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DEA Funds For Uprooting Pot Plants Wasted in New Hampshire And Utah

In some states, DEA funds for destroying marijuana plants have not amounted to money well spent, according to The Washington Post’s Wonkblog. Last year, the DEA sent $20,000 to New Hampshire for a plant eradication program, but state law enforcement agencies found one growth site with 27 plants.

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American Legion Urges The DEA to Support Medical Marijuana

The American Legion, an organization of 2 million U.S. military veterans, recently passed a resolution calling on the Drug Enforcement Agency to support medical marijuana. The resolution was passed during the American Legion’s National Convention, which ran Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2016, in Cincinatti, Ohio.

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Patient Advocacy Group Releases Comparative Analysis of DEA Marijuana Scheduling Decision

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) disseminated a report comparing the body of research the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) used as a basis for their decision to keep cannabis (marijuana) as a Schedule I substance.

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Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) Statement:DEA Denies Petition to Reschedule Cannabis;CBA Calls For The Plant to Be De-Scheduled

DENVER, Aug. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement on the recent reports of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s denial of requests to reschedule Cannabis, currently a Schedule I drug.

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Gov. Inslee Statement on DEA’s Marijuana Decision

OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today on the Drug Enforcement Agency’s decision today not to reschedule marijuana in its listing of illegal substances under the federal Controlled Substances Act.

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Med-X, Inc. and Nature-Cide Prepare for State and Federal Crackdown on Cannabis Cultivators

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Med-X, Inc. issues an industry wide warning to all cannabis cultivators as changes mount in California and whispers surface of the possibility of the DEA announcing a Schedule change of marijuana on a federal level.


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