Report: Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Declining

Generic 17 January 2020 | 0 Comments

Federal prosecutions for marijuana-related crimes fell significantly from September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2019, according to a recently released report from Supreme Court Justice John Roberts. The 2019 end-of-year report finds that the number of federal defendants charged with cannabis-associated crimes declined by 28 percent. By contrast, total filings for drug crimes increased five […]

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Court Dismisses Case Demanding DEA to Move Expeditiously to License Cannabis Cultivators

Generic 22 October 2019 | 0 Comments

A federal court on Friday denied a petition for a writ of mandamus that sought to order the US Drug Enforcement Administration to begin licensing private entities that wish to cultivate cannabis. Justices for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied the petition following a filing by DEA in the Federal […]

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Why Dr. Sue Sisley Sued the DEA for Stonewalling Cannabis Research

Generic 21 September 2019 | 0 Comments

We also spoke with her attorneys, who explained why they believed the DEA broke the law by holding up long-promised medical marijuana research licenses. Dr. Sue Sisley I first met Dr. Sue Sisley in person when she spoke in Las Vegas a few years ago. Back then, Dr. Sisley just entered the national spotlight, known […]

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DEA Promises Progress on Federal Cultivation Applications, But Provides No Timetable for Action

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The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has once again pledged to take action to better facilitate clinical cannabis research. According to the agency’s filing today in the Federal Register, the DEA “intends to promulgate regulations” to evaluate several dozen applications before it from private entities that wish to cultivate cannabis for FDA-approved research. However, this […]

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Court: DEA Must Explain Its Failure to Act Upon Pending Marijuana Cultivation Applications

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A federal court has ordered the Drug Enforcement Administration to respond to a lawsuit charging the agency with failing to move forward with a 2016 policy to expand the total number of federally licensed marijuana cultivators. In August 2016, Drug Enforcement Administration officials adopted a policy “to increase the number of entities registered under the […]

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