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

Generic 27 August 2019 | 0 Comments

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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DEA Report: Fewer Marijuana Seizures, But More Arrests In 2018

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Federal agents seized fewer total marijuana plants in 2018, but made more arrests for cannabis-related offenses, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. According to figures published in the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, the agency and its law enforcement partners confiscated an estimated 2.82 million marijuana plants nationwide in […]

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Justice Department Urged To Take “Immediate Action” On Marijuana Grow Applications

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The American Psychological Association (APA) is urging US Attorney General William Barr to review more than two-dozen pending applications for federal marijuana grow licenses. In a letter dated Wednesday, February 27, the association urged the Justice Department to “act immediately” on 26 applications pending before federal officials – applications which were initially submitted to the […]

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DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures Fell Nearly 40 Percent in 2017

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Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops in the United States fell nearly 40 percent between the years 2016 and 2017, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. According to figures published in the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, the agency and its law enforcement partners confiscated an estimated 3.38 […]

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