• December 1, 2020

Tags : federal marijuana

Federal Marijuana Reform Will Get Another Congressional Hearing Next Week

Comprehensive marijuana reform will be at the center of another congressional hearing next week, a key committee announced on Wednesday. Two months after the House Judiciary Committee approved the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, a comprehensive cannabis legalization bill sponsored by Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the issue will be the subject of another discussion […]Read More

Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Keep Declining In Era Of Legalization, Chief Justice Reports

While federal prosecutions of drug-related crimes increased in 2019, cases involving marijuana dropped by more than a quarter, according to an end-of-year report released by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday. The annual report, which looks at data on federal court actions during the 2019 fiscal year ending September 30, reflects an ongoing […]Read More

Senators Demand Update From DEA On Marijuana Growing Applications

A group of senators are pressing top federal drug and health agencies to provide an update on the status of efforts to increase the number of authorized marijuana manufacturers for research purposes. A letter from the lawmakers—led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and addressed to the heads of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Office of […]Read More

DEA Finalizes Plan To Grow 3.2 Million Grams Of Marijuana In 2020

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) finalized its plans to authorize the cultivation of 3,200,000 grams of marijuana for research purposes next year—a 30 percent increase from 2019’s quota. DEA initially proposed 2020 production quotas in a notice published in the Federal Register in September. This latest notice finalizes those numbers, taking into account input it received during […]Read More

Lawmakers And Advocates React To Historic Passage Of Bill To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Drug policy reform advocates and lawmakers celebrated on Wednesday after a key congressional committee approved a bill to end federal marijuana prohibition for the first time in history. The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-10, including two “aye” votes from Republican lawmakers, to advance the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act. Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is the […]Read More

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