Category Archives: DEA

Cannabis Regulatory Update: Hawaii, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina

Hawaii House Approves Proposal For Cannabis Exemption From DEA Hawaii lawmakers approved Wednesday a proposal that seeks an exemption from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations, asking that the state is allowed to manage its medical cannabis program without federal involvement, reported Marijuana Moment. Independently, the state Senate voted for two resolutions that ask state officials […]

Veterans Try Cannabis To Treat PTSD

CANNABIS CULTURE – The results are now in after the first-ever legal clinical trial into the use of cannabis to treat PTSD, but did the DEA’s rules taint the outcome? “One of the biggest takeaways from this study is that veterans with PTSD can use cannabis at self-managed doses, at least in the short term, […]

Cancer Patients Sue the DEA, Demand Psilocybin

CANNABIS CULTURE – Attorney Kathryn Tucker, who filed the petition said this is a first-of-its-kind lawsuit. “The case is about seeking to ensure that patients with serious, life-threatening illness are able to realize the promise of state and federal Right to Try laws and access psilocybin for therapeutic purposes.” Attorney Tucker: “In these jurisdictions, one […]

DEA’s Latest Policy Change Another Burden on Cannabis Research

CANNABIS CULTURE –  Dr. John Streicher of the University of Arizona says the DEA’s new regulations offer no help to researchers — and he’s not the only one. “From my point of view it makes no difference at all,” Streicher says under the new rules he will still need to file for a Schedule I […]

Will the Supreme Court Hear Litigation To De- Or Re-Schedule Marijuana?

A growing distrust of administrative agencies may be enough to convince four justices to accept the case. Last summer I wrote about a ruling by the Second Circuit concerning a lawsuit filed by five persons challenging marijuana’s status as a schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”). The lawsuit asked the federal courts […]