August 11, 2016 Dear Governor Raimondo, Governor Inslee, and Mr. Krumm: The enclosed materials provide the legal and factual bases for our decision, in response to your petitions, regarding the rescheduling of marijuana. 1 I will get to that decision, but I will first highlight broader considerations with respect to ( 1) the law regarding drug scheduling and (2) the current state of marijuana... Read more
What’s Happening Around the U.S.
WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced several marijuana- related actions, including actions regarding scientific research and scheduling of marijuana, as well as principles on the cultivation of industrial hemp under the Agricultural Act of 2014. DEA Publishes Responses to Two Pending Petitions to Reschedule Marijuana DEA has denied two petitions to reschedule marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In... Read more
GW Pharmaceuticals issued a press release announcing important clinical news. They recently completed a study of adjunctive Epidiolex (cannabidiol) in the treatment of drop seizures in patients with Lennox Gastaut syndrome (GWEP1423). The press release is available in the following link for your awareness: GW - LGS1 Press Release - FINAL The study randomized 171 patients, with 86 in the 20 mg/kg... Read more
Marijuana Legalization Has Led To More Use And Addiction While Illegal Market Continues To ThriveAuthor: Robert L. DuPont, M.D. Posted on: 15 June 2016 It comes as no surprise that the prevalence of marijuana use has significantly increased over the last decade. With marijuana legal for recreational use in four states and the District of Columbia and for medical use in an additional 31 states,... Read more
Sen. Jeff Sessions: ‘Sentencing Reform’ Bill Rewrite Will Release Even More Illegal Alien Drug Traffickers
A new version of a bipartisan sentencing reform bill is worse than the original version and will release many dangerous criminals back into American streets, says Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).
“The... Read more
The Times in London
The legalization of cannabis financed by Soros and encouraged by Obama will lead to social decay, writes Melanie Phillips in... Read more