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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...

The DEA wants to boost cannabis production for research purposes

The DEA wants to boost cannabis production for research purposes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 28, 2018

A total of 30 U.S. states have officially given cannabis the green light, with Oklahoma being the most recent state to legalize the green plant for medical use. Despite this, cannabis is still deemed to be a Schedule I substance by the federal government. In the most recent turn of events, the DEA h...

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer thinks legal cannabis in the U.S. is less than four years away

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer thinks legal cannabis in the U.S. is less than four years away

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 25, 2018

Could the battle to legalize cannabis across the United States be closer than we think? According to U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), cannabis may be deregulated nationwide within as little as four years. "I made a bet that within five years, every state will be able to treat cannabis like alcohol and there...

The Senate Appropriations Committee approves amendment, defying AG Sessions request

The Senate Appropriations Committee approves amendment, defying AG Sessions request

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 28, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment to protect medical cannabis programs from federal interference, despite a request from Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to do so. The amendment adds a clause that prevents the Department of Justice from using funds to stop a state from ...

Oregon bill cuts slack for medical cannabis providers, creates the Oregon Cannabis Commission

Oregon bill cuts slack for medical cannabis providers, creates the Oregon Cannabis Commission

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 11, 2017

A house bill in Oregon’s legislature was recently passed, allowing growers in the Oregon Medical Cannabis program to sell up to 20 pounds in excess amounts to the social-use program, while also placing the framework for the Oregon Cannabis Commission. HB 2198 was quickly passed through the Oregon ...

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