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Court Rejects Challenge to DEA Rule, Leaving CBD Federally Illegal

Lawyers for the hemp industry say they're working to “carefully weigh” the available options, which includes a rehearing that must be requested within 45 days.

Meet the Lawyer Suing Jeff Sessions to End Cannabis Prohibition

A blockbuster lawsuit in New York could end cannabis prohibition nationwide. Leafly sat down with David Holland, an attorney for the plaintiffs.

DEA’s Ban on CBD Challenged in Federal Court

Is cannabis 'marijuana'? The words used to describe hemp and marijuana are at the crux of a lawsuit challenging the DEA’s ban on CBD.

Medical Cannabis Clearly Saves Lives, Federal Judge Declares

But he may be unable to invalidate the Schedule I status of cannabis. A landmark lawsuit got its first hearing in a New York courtroom today.

A Guide to Federal Drug Rescheduling (And What It Means for Cannabis)

A brief history and guide to the process of rescheduling cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act (and who can make it happen).

With Plans to Sell CBD Nationwide, Lucky’s Market Charts Legal Gray Area

“This is just about the grayest of gray areas as far as federal law and policy,” said Vincent Sliwoski, a cannabis attorney and law professor. “I think the DEA’s even confused about it.”

DEA Report: Cannabis Seizures Climbed by Nearly 20% Last Year

According to the DEA, authorities confiscated more than 5.3 million cannabis plants in 2016—nearly twice what was seized a year earlier.

DEA Head Chuck Rosenberg Resigns. Now Who Takes Over?

The Obama-era appointee had clashed with the Trump administration on a number of issues.

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?

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