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After Months of Public and Legal Pressure, DEA Removes Marijuana Misinformation from Website

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has removed marijuana misinformation from their website following months of public and legal pressure. After months of public pressure, and a legal request by the nonprofit medical cannabis advocacy group Americans for Safe Access, the DEA has removed factually inaccurate information about marijuana from their website. As part of the …

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Kratom Becomes Illegal Friday, Petition to the White House Reaches Signature Goal

At the end of August the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that it will be adding kratom as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, placing it alongside substances such as heroin and cannabis. The move will be made official starting Friday, September 30th. Kratom, for those who don’t know, is a tree indigenous to Southeast Asia …

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American Legion Calls on Government to Remove Cannabis as Schedule 1 Drug

The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization with over 2.4 million members, has passed a resolution calling on the federal government to remove cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance which indicates it has no medical value. This is the first time the organization, formed in 1919, has passed a resolution calling on a …

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The DEA Sucks At Math

By Tom Angell, Marijuana.com The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has a very strict anti-drug policy for its hirees. But the agency apparently has no requirement that its employees grasp basic mathematics skills. See if you can spot the error in this DEA filing scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday: Yep: 33 …

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DEA Says it May Reschedule Cannabis in First Half of This Year

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it will decide whether or not to reclassify cannabis under federal law – removing it as a Schedule 1 controlled substance alongside drugs such as heroin – in “the first half of 2016”. This is according to a letter the agency sent this week to a group of senators. …

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DEA Eases Requirements for Clinical Trials on Cannabidiol

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced in a press release sent today that they’ve eased some of the regulatory requirements imposed by the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) for those who are conducting FDA-approved clinical trials on cannabidiol (CBD), an extract of the cannabis plant.  These modifications will streamline the research process regarding …

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Members of Congress Call for Cutting DEA Funding to Increase Funding for Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Prevention

A coalition of 12 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA), has written a letter to House leadership calling for the passage of a provision in an upcoming spending bill that would remove at least half of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) funding for their failed Cannabis Eradication Program. …

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Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Send Letter to President Obama Calling for DEA Chief to be Fired

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer made comments on the House floor calling for DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg to be fired for calling medical cannabis “a joke”, Now, Blumenauer has sent a letter to President Obama, signed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, asking him to replace Rosenberg. “On November 4th, Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of …

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Congressman Calls for Removal of DEA Chief for Calling Medical Cannabis a Joke

On Sunday we reported on a Change.org petition with over 80,000 signatures asking for the removal of DEA Chief Chuck Rosenber for calling medical cannabis “a joke” (the petition currently has over 91,000 signatures). Now, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) is also calling on Chuck Rosenberg to be replaced. “Rosenberg is clearly not the right fit …

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Sign the Petition to Fire DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg for Calling Medical Cannabis a Joke

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Recently Chuck Rosenberg, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), told reporters he believes that calling cannabis medicine is “a joke”. This has immediately drawn backlash from supporters of medical cannabis, including a Change.org petition put forth by Marijuana Majority which has over 80,000 signatures at the time of this article’s publication. “What really …

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