Surgeon General Warning – Cannabis’ Status as Schedule 1 Substance is Blocking Research

Surgeon General Warning: Cannabis’ Status as Schedule 1 Substance is Blocking Research Cannabis remaining a Schedule 1 substance in the United States is only doing more harm than good, and even health authorities are acknowledging this fact. Jerome Adams, surgeon general of POTUS, recommended revisiting cannabis’s status in the US…

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States mull ‘sanctuary’ status for marijuana businesses

Published: Mar 5, 2018, 10:07 am • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 10:07 am By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed pot businesses, hoping to protect the fledgling…

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Lawsuit challenging Sessions and DEA on marijuana’s Schedule I status dismissed by federal judge

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 6:43 pm • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 6:58 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit pitting a diverse cadre of cannabis advocates against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The complaint filed in the Southern…

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DEA finalizing Schedule II status for synthetic THC drug Syndros

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 8:50 am • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 8:51 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration this week will grant Schedule II status to a synthetic THC drug developed by a pharmaceutical firm beset with controversy. The DEA on Wednesday is expected…

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NJ court orders state to review marijuana’s Schedule I status, given “abundant” medical benefits

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 7:54 am • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 1:04 pm By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — An appeals court has ruled that New Jersey must reconsider marijuana’s legal classification because of its health benefits. NJ.com reports an appellate court ruled on Tuesday the Division of Consumer…

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CBD on the international stage: WHO committee delving into science, control status of cannabis compound

Published: Sep 20, 2017, 1:58 pm • Updated: Sep 20, 2017, 1:58 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to…

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Federal lawsuit against Sessions and DEA says marijuana’s Schedule I status unconstitutional

Published: Jul 25, 2017, 7:10 am • Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 8:31 am By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A diverse cadre of cannabis advocates filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it pertains to marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Drug…

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Four governors team up, urge feds to keep marijuana enforcement status quo

Published: Apr 3, 2017, 1:49 pm • Updated: Apr 3, 2017, 1:54 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Governors in four states have joined forces with a marijuana message for two top officials in the Trump administration. In an open letter, the governors on Monday asked Attorney General Jeff…

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