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DEA’s Internal Review Process Results in Removal of Misinformation About Cannabis From Website

DEA’s Internal Review Process Results in Removal of Misinformation About Cannabis From Website

DEA’s Internal Review Process Results in Removal of Misinformation About Cannabis From Website

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – In a letter dated January 26th, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for therapeutic use and research, learned that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) denied their Information Quality Act (IQA) petition requesting the correction of misinformation disseminated on the DEA website on the health effects of medical cannabis, originally filed more than a year ago.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Members of Congress Call on DEA to Support Industrial Hemp Industry

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and a bipartisan coalition of 28 Members of Congress called on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to honor Congressional legislation supporting the industrial hemp industry.

Polis Defends Hemp’s Small Businesses and Farms in 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Polis Defends Hemp’s Small Businesses and Farms in 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., defended hemp farmers and businesses, authoring a brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Hemp Industries Assn, et. al. v. D.E.A. case.

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Government Shutdown Could Allow Marijuana Crackdown

Funding for the federal government is set to run out on Friday, unless Congress enacts a bill extending current spending levels. Also set to expire is a current rider that prevents the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical cannabis laws.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

Medical Marijuana Is Legal in California. Except When It is Not.

MMJ Is Legal in California. Except When It Is Not.

Thousands of cannabis companies in California are now weighing whether they should register with local governments, pay local taxes and be regulated like all other businesses, or continue to operate in the gray market.

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Former Law Officers Want to Enter Maryland Medical Pot Industry

Several former law enforcement officers want to enter Maryland’s fledgling medical-marijuana industry, according to a June 25, 2016, article in the Washington Post. Maryland will begin issuing licenses to medical-marijuana businesses this summer. The state passed a law allowing medical marijuana in 2014.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Prevent DEA from Undermining State Medical Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In yet another huge victory for marijuana reform, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted today by 21 to 8 to approve an amendment offered by Senator Mikulski (D-MD) to protect state medical marijuana laws from federal interference by the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Congress Sends Burwell Letter to Study Pot

The political climate in Washington has never been so bitter and toxic than it is today. It seems there is almost nothing congress can agree on. So imagine the surprise when Sylvia Burwell, secretary of Health and Human Services, received a letter from a bipartisan collection of 30 congressional members requesting more marijuana research.

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Will Senate Defund DEA Raids?

In the wee hours of Friday, May 30, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to an appropriations bill that medical marijuana proponents hope will stop the Drug Enforcement Administration raids of businesses operating legally under state medical marijuana laws.

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Anti-Pot Republicans Forsake Federalism In Medical Marijuana Vote

Early this morning, by a vote of 219 to 189, the House of Representatives approved an amendment aimed at stopping federal interference with state laws that “authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.”


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