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Is Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department Actively Blocking Cannabis Research?

Federal applications to grow cannabis for research purposes have languished as Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department fails to act on them.

Lawsuit Takes Big Swing at Prohibition. Can It Connect?

At its core is the assertion that the government’s classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance is so “irrational” as to be unconstitutional.

How Many of These DEA ‘Cannabis Slang’ Terms Do You Know?

The DEA just updated its "drug slang" list, and it makes us wonder if somebody's punking the agency. Seriously, "Smoochy Woochy Poochy"?

DEA Chief Repeats Claim That ‘Marijuana Is Not Medicine’

“Marijuana is not medicine," according to Chuck Rosenberg, the DEA’s acting chief, who made the comment Thursday during a speech at the Cleveland Clinic.

Is CBD Oil Legal? Depends on Where You Are and Who You Ask

CBD laws vary from state to state, and while the DEA considers it illegal under federal law, CBD products remain available for sale in health supplement shops and organic food stores.

Did Chris Christie Just Interview for a Job With Trump?

His Valentine's Day lunch at the White House may have been more than just lunch.

DEA Drops Inaccurate Cannabis Claims From Website

The DEA finally dropped inaccurate and misleading claims from their official website. Next up, rescheduling?

Seattle Co-op Pulls CBD Items, Other Stores Keep Selling

No panic on the shelves in the wake of the DEA's attempt to criminalize CBD, but one Seattle store is taking no chances.

Companies Sue DEA Over Recent CBD Rule

Two hemp-related companies and an industry association filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) this afternoon in a California federal court, seeking to overturn the DEA’s attempt last month to codify the illegality of cannabidiol (CBD).

Hold On! The DEA’s Move Against CBD May Not Be Legal

15 years ago the DEA tried a similar sneaky move to ban hempseed oil. The agency was defeated by--get this--Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.

New DEA Rule Says CBD Oil is Really, Truly, No-Joke Illegal

The agency released a notice this morning clarifying the rules around CBD oil. It's still a federally illegal Schedule I substance, even if it comes from hemp. But is the new rule legal?

DEA Annual Report Finds Decline in Smuggling, Teen Use, and Prosecution

A new report from the DEA has a few items catching the eye of cannabis advocates around the country.

Ex-DEA Agent: ‘I See No Downsides to Marijuana Legalization’

Two former special agents announced their support of Arizona's Prop. 205 on Wednesday. Leafly spoke to Michael Capasso, former chief of the agency's financial crimes unit.

Why the Cannabis Industry Should Be Relieved the DEA Didn’t Reschedule

Rescheduling cannabis would have dramatically increased costs for smaller players, potentially pushing them out of business.

The DEA’s Scheduling Decision: What Does It Mean?

We've boiled it down to the basics.

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