Thursday, January 23, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ‘Cruel and unusual’: Kansas resident faces decades in prison for medical marijuana use (Leafly)

// 40% of All US Drug Arrests in 2018 Were For Weed Possession (Merry Jane)

// Marijuana Legalization Will Advance In Connecticut This Year, Top Lawmakers Say (Marijuana Moment)


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// Oregon’s Cannabis Sales Continue To Climb (Green Market Report)

// New Vermont Bill Would Decriminalize Psychedelics And Kratom (Marijuana Moment)

// Is Constellation Brands Making a Big Mistake? (Nasdaq (Motley Fool))

// Congressman Visits Marijuana Dispensary On Behalf Of Bernie Sanders’s Presidential Campaign (Marijuana Moment)

// Mexican Lawmakers Plan To Pass Amended Marijuana Legalization Bill Before End Of April (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois adult-use cannabis stores might face more shortages (Marijuana Business Daily)

// OLCC’s Drawn Out Application Process A Burden To The Industry (Bend Source)


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Thursday, January 23, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 23, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ‘Cruel and unusual’: Kansas resident faces decades in prison for medical marijuana use (Leafly)

// 40% of All US Drug Arrests in 2018 Were For Weed Possession (Merry Jane)

// Marijuana Legalization Will Advance In Connecticut This Year, Top Lawmakers Say (Marijuana Moment)


These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one of the leading vertically-integrated cannabis operators in the U.S. With legal medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 165,000 medical cannabis patients and looks forward to helping many more long into the future. Swing over to Curaleaf.com to learn more about this very cool company!


// Oregon’s Cannabis Sales Continue To Climb (Green Market Report)

// New Vermont Bill Would Decriminalize Psychedelics And Kratom (Marijuana Moment)

// Is Constellation Brands Making a Big Mistake? (Nasdaq (Motley Fool))

// Congressman Visits Marijuana Dispensary On Behalf Of Bernie Sanders’s Presidential Campaign (Marijuana Moment)

// Mexican Lawmakers Plan To Pass Amended Marijuana Legalization Bill Before End Of April (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois adult-use cannabis stores might face more shortages (Marijuana Business Daily)

// OLCC’s Drawn Out Application Process A Burden To The Industry (Bend Source)


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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts keeps cannabis vape ban, orders quarantine of products as regulators focus on suspect additive (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 8 cents per gram: Canadian producer touts lowest harvest cost in the country (Leafly)

// Cronos Group Reports Revenue Rising 238%, $1.4 Billion War Chest (Green Market Report)


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// More Than 500 People Have Commented On USDA Hemp Rules So Far (Marijuana Moment)

// Thousands In Missouri Already Have Medical Marijuana Cards With Nowhere To Legally Buy It (St. Louis Public Radio)

// Chart: Missouri’s medical marijuana market draws thousands of applications (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Dispensaries Can Accept Digital IDs After Governor’s Executive Order (Denver Westword)

// NEW: Georgia medical marijuana program starts after 7-month wait (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

// Top 6 Growing Pains in California’s Cannabis Marketplace (Canna Law Blog)

// Field Trip Ventures To Create First Psilocybin Research Facility In Jamaica (Green Market Report)


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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Federal Data Shows Youth Marijuana Use Isn’t Increasing Under Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// South Dakota lawmakers push forward on allowing hemp (ABC Fox Montana (AP))

// Jamaica seeks cannabis seed-to-sale software; 54 licenses ‘granted’ (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// California Cannabis: Preparing for Phase 3 Licensing in L.A. on September 3rd (Canna Law Blog)

// Canadian Cannabis Retail Stores Concentrated in Low-Income Areas (Leafly)

// Missouri gets 2,000+ medical marijuana applications (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Tilray signs first deal to supply pot to Europe out of new Portugal facility (Market Watch)

// California Cities Seeing Cannabis Industry Workers Unionizing (High Times)

// New York And Connecticut Governors Talk Marijuana Legalization On Fishing Trip (Marijuana Moment)

// Elizabeth Warren’s Criminal Justice Plan Involves Legalizing Marijuana And Safe Injection Sites (Marijuana Moment)


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Court: DEA Must Tell Why It Didn’t Review Marijuana Grow Applications

A federal court is ordering the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to respond to a lawsuit concerning the status of applications for research-grade marijuana manufacturers.

Researchers filed a suit against the agency in June 2018, arguing that the quality of cannabis supplied from the nation’s only federally authorized cultivation facility in Mississippi is inadequate and that additional manufacturers are necessary to increase the diversity of marijuana for research purposes.

The DEA said in 2016 that it was accepting applications for such facilities but has so far declined to act on the dozens it has received. The Arizona-based Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI), which submitted an application to grow its own cannabis in order to conduct clinical trials on marijuana’s potential to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, is seeking a resolution through the courts.

On July 29, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit handed SRI an initial procedural victory, issuing an order that DEA “file a response to the amended mandamus petition, not to exceed 7,800 words, within 30 days of the date of this order.” A mandamus petition requires the DEA to explain why the SRI’s petition was not handled.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on July 29, 2019, ordered the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to explain its rationale for not reviewing applications for additional federally authorized cannabis cultivation facilities. (Courtesy of the Scottsdale Research Institute)

“Despite publicly soliciting applications back in August of 2016, DEA has acted none of them,” the SRI wrote in a press release. “It has never offered any coherent explanation for this delay, other than to say it is still working through the process and these applications are still under review.

“Hopefully, DEA will finally explain, in a court-filing available for public inspection, the answer to this question that has frustrated everyone.”

The SRI isn’t alone in its frustration over the quality of marijuana produced at the University of Mississippi, the site of the only approved cannabis manufacturer in the U.S. Studies have found that the marijuana produced at the facility is so low in THC that it’s chemically closer to hemp than products available in state-level commercial markets, raising questions about existing federal research into the plant.

The DEA delaying the application process is “unlawful, unreasonable, and egregious,” the SRI said in its amended petition.

“It contravenes the letter and spirit of the [Controlled Substances Act], seriously harms SRI, and hampers SRI’s efforts to help suffering veterans through clinical research,” the petition stated. “Everyone — including the agency — agree that research is important and that the need for research generally is urgent. Here, DEA can act with little expenditure of resources.”

Attorney General William Barr has repeatedly said that he supports increasing the number of research-grade cannabis producers and pledged to look into the status of submitted applications, but no moves have been made since he took over for his anti-marijuana predecessor, Jeff Sessions, in February 2019.

The DEA is also facing pressure to answer questions about marijuana’s scheduling status as part of a separate lawsuit filed by a coalition of patients and advocates in May. In that suit, a federal court said the agency must “promptly” consider rescheduling and gave plaintiffs a procedural victory by stating that it would keep the case open until the DEA took action.


Feature image: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) solicited applications for cultivation facilities to produce marijuana for research, but never reviewed them. Now a federal court has ordered the DEA to state why the applications were never processed. (Photo by Gina Coleman/Weedmaps News)

This article was republished from Marijuana Moment under a content syndication agreement. Read the original article here.

 

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