Federal appeals court hears hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 5:24 pm • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 5:33 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The fate of a federal rule viewed by hemp advocates as an existential threat to their emerging industry is now in the hands of a three-judge panel. The 9th U.S. Circuit…

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Hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD picks up support of 28 U.S. legislators

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 4:29 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:29 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan congressional coalition pushed back on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s assertion that cannabidiol and extracts derived from hemp are Schedule I substances. Twenty-eight legislators including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,…

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The Silence of Sessions – A Deeper Look into the AG’s Position on Pot

The Silence of Sessions – A Deeper Look into the AG’s position on pot Since Attorney General, Jeffery Beauregard Sessions, came into office, there have been plenty of talk about ‘what he will do’ especially since he’s so vocal about keeping the status quo in relation to the drug war.…

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Florida congressman slams Gov. Chris Christie for “outrageous” medical marijuana position

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 2:59 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 4:10 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A freshman Republican congressman on Thursday condemned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for “outrageous” statements he made comparing medical cannabis legalization efforts to the origins of the current opioid epidemic. “It…

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Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector

Published: Aug 2, 2017, 12:24 pm • Updated: Aug 2, 2017, 12:32 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As Scotts Miracle-Gro settles in on its play in hydroponics, it’s ratcheting down a buying spree and turning attention to integration and cost-saving. The venerable lawn-and-garden company’s goal is simple: “To…

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Op-ed: DEA position statement on CBD, hemp and Farm Bill “reckless and illegal”

Published: Jul 7, 2017, 4:29 pm • Updated: Jul 7, 2017, 4:51 pm By Joel Stanley, Special To The Cannabist Editor’s note: As part of The Cannabist’s special report, “CBD, TBD,” on July 5 we published a statement by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration addressing its policy position on cannabidiol oil. The DEA…

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Thank The Vancouver Police For Their Position On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The Canadian federal government considers all medical marijuana dispensaries to be illegal, and has called for all of them to be shutdown. There is a high concentration of medical marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver, B.C. in Canada. But so far the police seem to be unwilling to enforce anti-medical marijuana dispensary…

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