USDA Comes to Its Senses Regarding Hemp

On February 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced that it will delay the enforcement requirement of the Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) laboratory certification process and reverse distributer disposal requirements until October 31, 2021, or until the final rule is … Read more about USDA Comes to Its Senses Regarding Hemp

DEA Announces Increased Access to Marijuana Research

On August 26, 2019, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) issued a press release stating that DEA will be undertaking steps to increase access to DEA registrations required under federal law to cultivate and/or manufacture marijuana for research purposes. In making this … Read more about DEA Announces Increased Access to Marijuana Research

Revisiting the War on Drugs & Its Impact

July 14 marked the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s message to Congress asking for the establishment of a federal plan to tackle substance abuse, citing a dramatic increase in juvenile arrests for drug offenses. Nixon’s letter was the start of a new era of American drug policy as, the … Read more about Revisiting the War on Drugs & Its Impact

Denver and Oakland Become the First Cities to Effectively Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms

Voters in Denver, continued to lead the country in the arena of drug policy reform when they voted to make Denver the first city in the USA to effectively decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms. Ordinance 301, or the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative was approved by a narrow margin of 50.5% in favor … Read more about Denver and Oakland Become the First Cities to Effectively Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms

LAX Allows Travelers to Keep Cannabis

An official policy change at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) allows passengers traveling through the airport with marijuana, in accordance with California’s marijuana regulations, to avoid arrest, at least by the airport’s police officers. The policy change is just now getting media … Read more about LAX Allows Travelers to Keep Cannabis

DEA Reschedules CBD-Based Epidiolex

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has rescheduled the cannabidiol (CBD) based drug Epidolex, but limited the rescheduling to exclude all CBD products. Epidiolex will be scheduled at Schedule 5, the lowest level of drug scheduling under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Epidiolex, … Read more about DEA Reschedules CBD-Based Epidiolex