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 …

VA says it won’t study medical marijuana’s effect on veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing for the use of the drug as an alternative to opioids and anti-depressants.In a letter to U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Department of Veterans …

The legacy of Manfred Donike

For all of his hard work attending school and graduating as a German Chemist, while participating in the Tour de France in the 60’s, Manfred Donike was most widely known as an “doping expert” and is credited with the first accurate urine testing procedures.He was Director for the Institute for Biochemistry at the German Sports …

Sessions to rescind Obama-era rules on non-interference with states where pot is legal

By Laura Jarrett, CNN Updated 10:07 AM ET, Thu January 4, 2018(CNN)  In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision.While many …

“At a certain point, you have to realize this is against the law…”

Lawyers Handling Marijuana Business Operate in Hazy Legal ZoneBy Brian Melley | December 12, 2017Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult an attorney of their own.Lawyers in the burgeoning business are entering a legal gray zone where the drug is …

Marijuana may be legal in California, but it could get you deported

Immigrant rights activists and attorneys are reminding immigrants of potential consequences of using marijuana at a time when President Donald Trump is ramping up deportation efforts. By Alejandra Molina | [email protected] | The Press-Enterprise PUBLISHED: April 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm | UPDATED: April 14, 2017 at 10:31 pm It’s legal in California, but marijuana …

DEA Hurts Growing Industry and Exceeds its Authority Regarding Scheduling Controlled Substances; Enacts Final Rule Seeking to Make Any Extract of the Cannabis Plant a Schedule 1 Drug

December 14, 2016 19:29 ET DEA Hurts Growing Industry and Exceeds its Authority Regarding Scheduling Controlled Substances; Enacts Final Rule Seeking to Make Any Extract of the Cannabis Plant a Schedule 1 Drug DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - December 14, 2016) - On December 13, 2016, the DEA issued its Final Rule, "Establishment of New Drug Code …

The Stakes Are High As DEA Reconsiders Waging War On The Herb Kratom

11/30/2016 04:03 am ET Those who use and study the plant say an outright ban could do serious harm. Seven weeks after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officially withdrew its plan to ban kratom, the federal government is once again set to decide the fate of the herb and the people who rely on it …

Petitioning to keep Kratom OUT of the Controlled Substance Act and Schedule I – We only have until December 1st!

Recently I published an article with information pertaining to the rescheduling of Kratom by the U.S. Government via the DEA into Schedule I Status. Fortunately the change was at least held off long enough for people to be able to make their comments on the subject. The link to REGULATIONS.GOV where the DEA/Federal Government is …

The DEA is withdrawing a proposal to ban another plant after the Internet got really mad

By Christopher Ingraham October 12 at 10:42 AM The Drug Enforcement Administration is reversing a widely criticized decision that would have banned the use of kratom, a plant that researchers say could help mitigate the effects of the opioid epidemic. Citing the public outcry and a need to obtain more research, the DEA is withdrawing …

Appeals court upholds ban on gun sales to medical marijuana card holders

Published August 31, 2016 Associated Press   A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the 2nd Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applies to the nine Western states that fall under the court's jurisdiction, …

The DEA has filed notice of intent to add Kratom to schedule 1

  Various forms of kratom and teas made from the plant’s leaves are sold in cafes and on the internet. Their primary effect is to provide a short-lived peaceful and calm feeling that is described as pleasant. Consistent with this effect being opioid-like, anecdotal reports indicate that some users have used kratom to successfully recover …

“Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations.” HOW THE UNITED NATIONS IS STEALING OUR “UNALIENABLE RIGHTS” TO GROW FOOD AND MEDICINE THROUGH THE U.N. CONVENTION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS AND AGENDA 21.

10/25/2015 Sheree Krider Because of the nature of the Beasts which we are dealing with in regards to the “War on Drugs” in general, but additionally because the Beasts are taking control of plants, food, medications and plant medicines worldwide at will, I feel it is imperative that we confront this issue now. WHILE READING …