During a press briefing on May 31, 2017, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin fielded a reporter’s question regarding medical marijuana for veterans.
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One of the largest veteran services organizations in the United States is making a push to change marijuana’s status as a Schedule I substance.
On March 21, 2017, California Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, presented a resolution to the Senate Standing Committee on Public Safety that would have the California State Legislature urge the United States Congress to pass legislation to reschedule marijuana and have President Donald Trump sign it.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to reschedule marijuana if she is elected in November, according to a statement issued by the campaign.
On Aug. 11, 2016, the Drug Enforcement Agency announced that it would not reschedule marijuana. This announcement comes after months of rumors and speculation that the federal agency was preparing to change marijuana’s classification.
The Internet is buzzing with claims that the DEA is planning to reschedule marijuana on August 1. But, unfortunately for the cannabis community, those claims are most likely not true.
A group of Democratic lawmakers is renewing pressure on the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove marijuana from its current position on a list of the most dangerous drugs, a category that includes heroin and ecstasy.
Most doctors approach medical marijuana with a great deal of uncertainty, because drug laws have hindered researchers’ ability to figure out what pot can and can’t do for sick patients.
An unnamed member of the Obama administration is set to meet with members of the marijuana advocacy group DCMJ to discuss marijuana reform.
Since the central issue for the legal marijuana industry is the classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, a new focus on re-classification could be promising.
While the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act is expected to immunize dispensaries from federal prosecution when complying with state laws, House Bill 1523 is futile until passed by the House of Representatives.
A decision by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in the federal district court for the Eastern District of California may have earthshaking consequences for the marijuana industry.