DEA Announces Steps Necessary to Improve Access to Marijuana Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, August 26, 2019DEA Announces Steps Necessary to Improve Access to Marijuana Research The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced that it is moving forward to facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for marijuana in the United States. The DEA is providing notice of pending applications from entities applying to be registered to …

(KY) Medical marijuana research resolution clears first hurdle

For Immediate ReleaseFeb. 7, 2019Medical marijuana research resolution clears first hurdleFRANKFORT—A resolution that calls on the federal government to expedite research on the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana is on its way to full House for a vote.House Concurrent Resolution 5, sponsored by Rep. Danny Bentley, R-Russell, and House Health and Family Services Committee …

“Any displays, sale or solicitation of CBD oil is illegal and individuals involved are subject to federal investigation and prosecution.”

CBD oil, sold in stores throughout Ohio, is illegal and can carry a felony charge By Shannon Houser | October 9, 2018 at 9:49 PM EST - Updated October 10 at 11:26 AM CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - CBD oil is available online, in every state and is commonly found on store shelves across Northeast Ohio; …

As the feds crack down on opioid prescriptions, patients are taking their own lives, doctors are losing their jobs and overdose rates continue unabated.

The Government’s Solution To The Opioid     Crisis Feels Like A War To Pain PatientsBy Art LevineJay Lawrence, an energetic truck driver in his late 30s, was driving a semitrailer across a bridge when the brakes failed. To avoid plowing into the car in front of him, he swerved sideways and slammed the truck into a …

World’s First Non-Cannabis CBD Oil Is High on Hops

Nick Maahs | July 28, 2018 | 5:56amCannabidiol enthusiasm is reaching a fever pitch in Colorado. Consumers snarf CBD down in doughnuts, slurp it up with CBD-infused lattes, lather it on with lotions, gulp it down in capsules and, of course, puff it the old-fashioned way with high-CBD pot strains. But while the CBD craze …

What Is Legal and What Is Not??? “I was arrested for multiple felonies…in KNOX County Tennessee for possessing Industrial Hemp”

Please view video above.Following the passing of the 2014 Farm bill, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture launched the Industrial Hemp Research Program that would allow farmers and processors to begin the development of an industry. LINKThere has been some disconcerting news showing up on social      media in the past few days.  It seems the DEA …

The ‘Right to Try’ Could Cost Dying Patients a Fortune

By Michelle Cortez   June 20, 2018, A small biotechnology company may be the first to offer dying patients unproven drugs under a new U.S. law called Right to Try that deregulated access to such experimental treatments.But it won’t be for free: Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. would charge for a therapy it is developing for the …

“…I don’t know what the law is anymore.”

This was a difficult day for Tennant's patients -- as many see their lives dependent on his continued care and treatment.  “I believe many of Dr. Tennant’s patients will die because they will never find another doctor to treat their painful condition,” says Gary Snook, a Tennant patient who lives with adhesive arachnoiditis, a painful …

Marijuana to Stay A Schedule I Drug, Federal Judge Denies Reclassification

By Anushree Madappa On 02/27/18On Monday, a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a request to reclassify marijuana — currently a Schedule I drug, leaving the plaintiffs in a limbo after many states have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.The plaintiffs — Marvin Washington, Dean …

Trump Administration Battles Sick Kids on Access to Legal Pot

By Erik Larson February 14, 2018, 3:56 PM CSTIn a New York courtroom packed with cannabis supporters, the Trump administration urged a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that aims to pave the way for legal marijuana across the country.The case was brought on behalf of two sick children, a former National Football League …

ALEXIS BORTELL V. JEFF SESSIONS; FEBRUARY 14, 2018 AT 11:00AM.

Why risk everything in court instead of moving to Vancouver without a fight? This. This is medical cannabis. This is us. I am one of millions of faces not 'the one face'. In two days they have to listen to ALL of us. I will go to the Supreme Court if I have to. #IStandWithAlexis …

PETITION: Demand President Trump Stop the Criminalization of Kratom!

Kratom Warriors:As many of you know, we just announced that nine noted scientists, working with the American Kratom Association (AKA), authored a letter to President Trump’s White House Opioid Crisis Team Leader Kellyanne Conway and Acting DEA Administrator Robert W. Patterson.This letter amplified the voice of the scientific community - now it's time for President …

Colorado girl suing U.S. attorney general to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

Posted 9:24 pm, November 9, 2017, by Rob Low, LARKSPUR, Colo. -- Alexis Bortell is hardly the first child whose family moved to Colorado for access to medical marijuana.But the 12-year-old is the first Colorado kid to sue U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions over the nation's official marijuana policy."As the seizures got worse, we had to …

Pot Was Flying Off the Shelves in Uruguay. Then U.S. Banks Weighed In.

Pot Was Flying Off the Shelves in Uruguay. Then U.S. Banks Weighed In.By ERNESTO LONDOÑOAUG. 25, 2017A line outside a pharmacy selling legal marijuana last month in Montevideo, Uruguay. Credit Matilde Campodonico/Associated Press The pharmacies selling pot were doing a brisk business.After Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana sales …

Charges dropped against marijuana activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol

By Perry SteinOn April 20, an unofficial holiday for marijuana users, Capitol Police arrested eight protesters for handing out marijuana joints on land near the U.S. Capitol under local jurisdiction.Only two of those arrested were charged with a crime, and on Monday, the U.S. attorney’s office said it would drop charges against one of those …