Cannabis News Box

Congress urges DEA to start processing applications for medical cannabis research

Congress urges DEA to start processing applications for medical cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 13, 2019

Almost 30 members of the House of Representatives have signed their name in ink at the closing of a bipartisan letter curated by Congress. The letter urges the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to review medical cannabis research applications, which seem to have been...

DEA wants researchers to grow less cannabis for medical studies in 2018

DEA wants researchers to grow less cannabis for medical studies in 2018

Sara Tiradossi

November 12, 2017

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants federally-licensed researchers to grow 443,680 grams of cannabis for scientific studies in 2018. The government-cultivated proposed cannabis, that amounts to a little more than 978 pounds, is slightly less compared to this year's level. According...

American Legion survey indicates 92 percent of veterans support medical cannabis research

American Legion survey indicates 92 percent of veterans support medical cannabis research

Sara Tiradossi

November 4, 2017

The American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization, is unanimous in its support for research on medical cannabis, according to a new survey released by the organization. Thursday’s findings involve more than 1,300 respondents and indicate an overwhelmingly major...

Jeff Sessions seeks ‘more competition’ among medical cannabis growers for research

Jeff Sessions seeks ‘more competition’ among medical cannabis growers for research

Sara Tiradossi

October 19, 2017

Attorney general Jeff Sessions said he want to see “more competition” among medical cannabis growers who supply the plant to researchers, in a testimony on Wednesday morning. “I think it would be healthy to have some more competition in the supply but I’m sure we don’t need 26 new suppliers,”...

New bill would push cannabis to Schedule III

New bill would push cannabis to Schedule III

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 21, 2017

A new bill before Congress would move cannabis from its Schedule I designation to Schedule III, the same classification shared by tylenol codeine, ketamine and dronabinol. Congressmen Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) and Rep. Darren Soto (D) of Florida introduced legislation Thursday which would transfer cannabi...

Justice Department takes no action on cannabis research applicants

Justice Department takes no action on cannabis research applicants

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 15, 2017

The Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions blocked the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from taking action on two dozen requests to grow cannabis for research. The DEA began accepting applications for research one year ago with 25 proposals to consider this month. DEA officials said they needed the Justice Department’s permission to move forward, and ...

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