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DEA Approves Study of Cannabis in Treating PTSD

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has given approval to a study examining the benefits of cannabis in treating post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), who will be conducting the study, the DEA has given them approval to purchase whole-plant cannabis from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, …

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U.S. House Votes to Prevent Government from Interfering with State Medical Cannabis Laws

With a 242 to 186 vote, the United States House of Representatives has approved an amendment to a federal spending bill that would prevent the federal government from interfering with state-sanctioned medical cannabis programs. The amendment, introduced by Representatives Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Sam Farr (D-CA), was added to the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related …

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FDA Evaluating Cannabis for Potential Rescheduling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing the evidence surrounding the safety and effectiveness of cannabis as a medicine in an attempt to determine whether its status as a Schedule 1 drug – which puts it alongside hard drugs such as heroin – is unwarranted, and should be changed. “FDA conducts for Health …

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DEA Settles Suit Alleging Lie-Detector Abuses

By Marisa Taylor, McClatchy DC The Drug Enforcement Administration has agreed to pay 14 contractors $500,000 to settle a lawsuit that accuses the agency of illegally requiring them to undergo highly intrusive lie detector tests to keep their jobs as translators. The settlement appears to be the first time that a federal government agency has …

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DEA to Release 250 Pounds of Hemp Seeds to Kentucky After Agriculture Commissioner Files Lawsuit

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has been planning hemp pilot projects around the state designed to research various aspects of industrial hemp. Given the federal government recently legalized hemp research in states that have done the same (Kentucky legalized hemp last year), these projects are entirely legal. However, despite the legality of what Comer has …

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