Controlling Marijuana: A Brief History

The post Controlling Marijuana: A Brief History appeared first on High Times. The historical, legal and public-policy details surrounding marijuana and the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) are interesting for various reasons, but they obscure a simple truth, a truth that gets lost in the technicalities of the administrative rule-making process […]

Jeff Sessions’ Justification For A Marijuana Crackdown Is Bogus

The post Jeff Sessions’ Justification For A Marijuana Crackdown Is Bogus appeared first on High Times. Jeff Sessions’ favorite song is punctuated by the drums of war. Bad news and ominous warnings of more ills to come pepper the attorney general’s speeches. Such preoccupations must certainly darken the man’s mindset. […]

DEA Asks Feds to Grow 978 Pounds of Marijuana for Research Next Year

443,680 grams. That’s how much marijuana the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants federally-licensed researchers to grow for use in scientific studies in 2018. That amounts to a little more than 978 pounds of government-cultivated cannabis. While that may sound like a lot, it’s actually a slight decrease from this year’s […]

Veterans Show Overwhelming Support for Medical Marijuana in Recent Survey

Veterans tend to be an older, more conservative group, but that doesn’t stop them from advocating for a radical change in direction from the nation’s outdated policies on marijuana. The American Legion, represents many conservative veterans, but that doesn’t stop it from taking progressive positions on certain key issues. A […]

What’s Happening on Capitol Hill? Part 3: The Medical Bills

This article continues the bill-by-bill review begun in the August 1st article of cannabis reform legislation proposed in the 115th Congress. In the next article and final piece in this series, we will examine the banking and tax reform bills related to cannabis. Medical Cannabis Reform Bills  1008 – Therapeutic […]

National Hemp Association Board Chairman Meets With USDA Senior Officials

According to a press release yesterday sent out by the National Hemp Association (NHA), on Wednesday, June 28th, Board Chairman Geoff Whaling met with senior U.S. Department of Agriculture staff, along with Erica McBride from the Pennsylvania Industrial Hemp Council. The press release says this is the first time that […]

‘Marijuana Is Not Medicine… It’s a Joke’ – High Times

At an event yesterday at the Cleveland Clinic concerning “Our Nation’s Opioid Epidemic,” acting head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Chuck Rosenberg, stated that “marijuana is not medicine.” The Washington Examiner reported that Rosenberg said, “If it turns out that there is something in smoked marijuana that helps people, that’s […]

DEA Breaks the Law with Special Prosecutors to Rekindle Drug War – High Times

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hopes to further capitalize on the modern day drug war by ramping up the prosecution of cases involving people who manufacture, traffic and use pharmaceutical substances outside of their medicinal function. According to National Public Radio, Uncle Sam’s leading drug enforcement hammers quietly announced […]

U.S. Drug Problem Is Not Just Opiates—We Are Over-Prescribed Everything – High Times

Saturday was “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.” For four hours, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Americans could take a bottle or a bag full of unwanted prescription medication and hand it over to local law enforcement, no questions asked.  The pills were then handed over to the DEA […]