Tag: controlled substances act

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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

A medical marijuana dispensary told a federal judge that the U.S. government may have bamboozled it in a forfeiture order against its landlord. Uncle Sam filed a...
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad to Work With Congress’ to Reschedule Marijuana

Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad to Work With Congress’ to Reschedule Marijuana

Under the federal Controlled Substances Act, the attorney general has the authority to “remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the...
By: NY Farmer
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March 28, 2014
03/28/2014
MD Senate Passes a More Patient-Friendly Medical Cannabis Bill

MD Senate Passes a More Patient-Friendly Medical Cannabis Bill

Today the Maryland Senate passed SB 923, which would authorize the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission (“Commission”) to license and regulate medical cannabis growers and “medical marijuana treatment centers”...
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March 19, 2014
03/19/2014
Cannabis: The Undiscovered Miracles

Cannabis: The Undiscovered Miracles

A friend of mine and I were talking about why rescheduling cannabis was important. Specifically, he wondered about the necessity of allowing it to be opened for...
By: Devilmonk
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March 18, 2014
03/18/2014
Feds Approve University of Arizona Medical Marijuana Study on PTSD

Feds Approve University of Arizona Medical Marijuana Study on PTSD

The LA Times reports that the Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory last Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether cannabis...
By: Moirai
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March 10, 2014
03/10/2014
Patients Ought To Be Skeptical Of Proposed CBD-Only Legislation — Here’s Why

Patients Ought To Be Skeptical Of Proposed CBD-Only Legislation — Here’s Why

In recent weeks, lawmakers in several states have moved forward with legislative proposals to permit specific strains and/or extracts of cannabis possessing high quantities of the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD), but otherwise...
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March 6, 2014
03/06/2014
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “I Am Doubling Down On Medical Marijuana”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “I Am Doubling Down On Medical Marijuana”

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is “doubling down” in his advocacy for patients to have legal access to cannabis as a therapeutic agent. In a...
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March 3, 2014
03/03/2014
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Officially Dead of Accidental OD

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Officially Dead of Accidental OD

News broke last Friday that Phillip Seymour Hoffman officially died of an accidental drug overdose, something that is physically impossible to do with cannabis. “According to the...
By: Devilmonk
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February 13, 2014
02/13/2014
Congress Calls On President Obama To Reclassify Marijuana

Congress Calls On President Obama To Reclassify Marijuana

Letter signed by eighteen federal legislators says marijuana’s current status “makes no sense.” Eighteen Members of Congress joined together today in calling on President Obama to use...
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February 3, 2014
02/03/2014
Obama Elaborates on Marijuana Policy

Obama Elaborates on Marijuana Policy

In an interview with CNN Friday, President Obama expanded on his remarks regarding marijuana made in a recent New Yorker interview. In that latter interview, Obama described marijuana as not...
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January 29, 2014
01/29/2014
Whitehouse.gov and Cannabis: What the FAQ? Part 2

Whitehouse.gov and Cannabis: What the FAQ? Part 2

Continuing from Part 1 of my What the FAQ?, in regards to Whitehouse.gov’s rather exhaustive (and highly biased) FAQ section on marijuana: Question: Isn’t marijuana generally harmless? From the...
By: Devilmonk
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January 28, 2014
01/28/2014
Whitehouse.gov and Cannabis: What the FAQ? Part 1

Whitehouse.gov and Cannabis: What the FAQ? Part 1

Obama’s recent bombshell comments on marijuana fired up my curiosity to do a bit more digging. Whitehouse.gov has quite an exhaustive (and highly biased) FAQ section on...
By: Devilmonk
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January 23, 2014
01/23/2014
Petition to Remove Cannabis From Controlled Substances

Petition to Remove Cannabis From Controlled Substances

Marijuana Policy Project has started a petition on Change.org to remove cannabis from the list of controlled substances.
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December 10, 2013
12/10/2013
HR 1523, Respect State Marijuana Laws Act: Stalled Without Support

HR 1523, Respect State Marijuana Laws Act: Stalled Without Support

The name of HR 1523 basically explains it all: Respect State Marijuana Laws Act. In summary, it would amend the Controlled Substance Act to not include anyone...
By: Mercedys
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November 19, 2013
11/19/2013
Birth Control Pill Use May Double Women’s Glaucoma Risk

Birth Control Pill Use May Double Women’s Glaucoma Risk

Glaucoma is a disease that causes optic nerve damage in the eyes, usually caused by abnormally high pressure inside your eye. Worldwide, glaucoma affects 60 million people, is...
By: Moirai
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October 8, 2013
10/08/2013
US Supreme Court Rejects Marijuana Reclassification Appeal

US Supreme Court Rejects Marijuana Reclassification Appeal

The US Supreme Court Monday declined to hear an appeal from medical marijuana advocacy groups who had challenged the DEA’s decision to maintain marijuana’s status as a...
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October 2, 2013
10/02/2013
Cannabis Under the Medical Microscope

Cannabis Under the Medical Microscope

Are advocates ready for the side effects of cannabis? Perhaps the most promising development caused by increased leniency toward cannabis’ Schedule I status is the incipient field...
By: T-Hug
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September 13, 2013
09/13/2013
Grassley Says Marijuana Prohibition Is Based on Science

Grassley Says Marijuana Prohibition Is Based on Science

“Marijuana’s continued presence on the statute’s list of illegal substances isn’t based on whim. It’s based on what science tells us about this dangerous and addictive drug....
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September 6, 2013
09/06/2013
25 Years Ago: Judge Ruled Cannabis Should Be Reclassified

25 Years Ago: Judge Ruled Cannabis Should Be Reclassified

Friday, September 6, 2013 marks the 25-year anniversary of an administrative ruling which determined that cannabis possesses accepted medical utility and ought to be reclassified accordingly under...
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September 5, 2013
09/05/2013
More Failings of the Government’s Drug Policies

More Failings of the Government’s Drug Policies

Last week brought us two more prime examples of where our national drug policies are failing. 1. A recent UC San Francisco study found that cocaine can rewire...
By: Devilmonk
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