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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.

DEA Scheduling Decision Will Kill the ‘Not Enough Research’ Excuse

The DEA’s announcement that it will remove a major roadblock to cannabis research could spur broader scientific study of a drug already being used to treat conditions in 25 states.

Here’s Why the DEA Will Never Reschedule Cannabis

Restricting cannabis as a Schedule I drug is morally indefensible. It’s time to rethink the lack of wisdom of our scheduling system.

Outrage Follows DEA Refusal to Reschedule Cannabis

“Marijuana has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States," the DEA said in its decision.

Cannabis Tax Attorney: Here’s What to Do if the DEA Reschedules

A tax attorney addresses cannabis business professionals' concerns about claims that the DEA plans to reclassify cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule II.

DEA Official Pumps Brakes on Cannabis Rescheduling Announcement

Despite widely circulated media reports that the DEA is planning to effectively legalize medical cannabis this August, a DEA official said no definite decision has been made.

What Would Actually Happen if the DEA Rescheduled Cannabis?

Last month the DEA quietly announced it would make a determination on whether to reschedule cannabis. How likely would a rescheduling be, and what would it mean for the industry?

The Shake: State Dept. Says DEA is Wrong on Cannabis

Oakland wants to be the cannabis capital of California, Obama cuts short 58 prisoners' sentences, and Jamaica adopts initial regulations to launch the ganja industry.

DEA Finally Approves Study on Cannabis and PTSD

The DEA’s approval means the research, which has been stalled for five years, can move forward. But it's easier said than done.

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