Tag Archives: federal drug scheduling

Op ed: What’s up with politicians suddenly embracing marijuana?

It’s not just because it’s 4/20 – though that contributed to at least one major senator’s announcement that he’s come around to the idea of decriminalizing marijuana. Marijuana legalization advocates say they’ve had the best week in Washington since, well,

John Boehner was a longtime opponent of marijuana reform. Here’s what changed his mind.

Former GOP House speaker John Boehner, a longtime opponent of marijuana legalization, is joining a company that grows and sells cannabis, he announced Wednesday. He has been appointed to the board of advisers of Acreage Holdings, which operates in 11

Here’s how much marijuana you’d need to be eligible for the death penalty under federal law

Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo encouraging federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for certain drug trafficking offenses. Federal law allows for capital punishment in drug trafficking cases involving murder or homicide. But the attorney general

Cannabis descheduling not one of pharma giant’s ‘core priorities’

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 5:17 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 5:31 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A pharmaceutical giant that once developed marijuana-based medicines won’t be advocating for the descheduling of cannabis anytime soon. Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly

DEA finalizing Schedule II status for synthetic THC drug Syndros

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 8:50 am • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 9:36 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

Congress members, veterans join forces in call for medical marijuana reforms

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 5:06 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 5:56 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Veterans are adding their voices to the growing chorus calling for changes in marijuana research and legalization. A bipartisan group of

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