Federal Policy


The U.S. government continues to classify cannabis as a drug with “no accepted medical use in treatment.”  Unbelievable but true.  Laughable?  Yes.  But this antiquated policy is harming countless individuals and is in desperate need of reform.  This selection of articles highlights existing policy and efforts to change it.


 

World Health Organization clashes with DEA on marijuana compound CBD

Preliminary report on CBD finds no evidence of abuse but hints at medical use. Source: World Health Organization clashes with DEA on marijuana compound CBD

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Jeff Sessions Isn’t Giving up on Weed. He’s Doubling Down.

Congressional dysfunction may do what the pot-hating attorney general hasn’t managed to do all year: Remove protections for the booming legal weed industry . Source: Jeff Sessions Isn’t Giving up on Weed. He’s Doubling Down.

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Opinion | Jeff Sessions’s Endless War on Marijuana

The attorney general’s new, more aggressive guidance will add legal confusion to an issue that many states are managing just fine on their own. Source: Opinion | Jeff Sessions’s Endless War on Marijuana

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Strong Support for Cannabis Rx in Comments to FDA

By Pat Anson, Editor The Food and Drug Administration may have gotten more than it bargained for when it asked for public comments about the medical value and abuse potential of 17 different drugs. The agency wound up getting over 6,400 comments in the Federal Register, the vast majority Source: Strong Support for Cannabis Rx […]

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America’s First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Parallels To Today | The Huffington Post

America’s First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Source: America’s First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Parallels To Today | The Huffington Post

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As Trump wages war on legal marijuana, military veterans side with pot – LA Times

Military veterans have joined the fight over pot legalization in a big way this year. And they are not on Trump’s side. Source: As Trump wages war on legal marijuana, military veterans side with pot – LA Times

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