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The DEA is looking for candidates to grow marijuana for research — but will it find any takers? – Cannabis News

Wanted: Someone to grow marijuana for the federal government. Benefits: A contract likely worth millions and the chance to enable medical research. Requirements: Ability to deal with the costs and regulations that come with growing an illegal drug for the federal government.

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The DEA is looking for candidates to grow marijuana for research — but will it find any takers? – Cannabis News

Wanted: Someone to grow marijuana for the federal government. Benefits: A contract likely worth millions and the chance to enable medical research. Requirements: Ability to deal with the costs and regulations that come with growing an illegal drug for the federal government.

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Marijuana Advocates to DEA: Talk to the Hand – Cannabis News

The Drug Enforcement Administration says marijuana lacks medical value. So why did the U.S. government file a patent for cannabis — specifying that the plant has multiple therapeutic benefits — as far back as 1999?

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Marijuana Advocates to DEA: Talk to the Hand – Cannabis News

The Drug Enforcement Administration says marijuana lacks medical value. So why did the U.S. government file a patent for cannabis — specifying that the plant has multiple therapeutic benefits — as far back as 1999?

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Bernie Sanders Slams Decision Not To Reclassify Marijuana – Cannabis News

The Vermont progressive has introduced legislation that would free states to regulate it as they see fit.

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Bernie Sanders Slams Decision Not To Reclassify Marijuana – Cannabis News

The Vermont progressive has introduced legislation that would free states to regulate it as they see fit.

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Feds Open Door To More Pot Research While Keeping It Classified As A ‘Dangerous’ Drug – Cannabis News

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday that it is ending the federal government’s decades-long monopoly on cultivation of marijuana for research purposes, a move that is expected to usher in more scientific analysis of the plant’s medical benefits.

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Feds Open Door To More Pot Research While Keeping It Classified As A ‘Dangerous’ Drug – Cannabis News

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday that it is ending the federal government’s decades-long monopoly on cultivation of marijuana for research purposes, a move that is expected to usher in more scientific analysis of the plant’s medical benefits.

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Some U.S. lawmakers call on DEA to remove barriers to medical marijuana research – Cannabis News

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A group of U.S. lawmakers is calling on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of remove federal barriers on medical marijuana research and to ease new medical research on cannabis and its derivatives.

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Some U.S. lawmakers call on DEA to remove barriers to medical marijuana research – Cannabis News

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A group of U.S. lawmakers is calling on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of remove federal barriers on medical marijuana research and to ease new medical research on cannabis and its derivatives.

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Petition asks DEA to quit treating industrial hemp like marijuana – Cannabis News

A Portland attorney and a Southern Oregon environmentalist are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to take industrial hemp off the federal government’s list of controlled substances.

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The DEA is getting dragged 'kicking and screaming' into the new world of marijuana – Marijuana News

Rescheduling marijuana into a different classification wouldn't undo the prohibition on the drug, but it would likely result in increased access to the drug for scientific purposes.

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What a change in DEA's pot rules might mean for medical research – Marijuana News

Most doctors approach medical marijuana with a great deal of uncertainty, because drug laws have hindered researchers' ability to figure out what pot can and can't do for sick patients. That could soon change.

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DEA green lights trial of medical marijuana for PTSD in veterans – Marijuana News

PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - The Drug Enforcement Administration has approved a first-of-its-kind trial to study the effects of medical marijuana as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans.

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Federal Reclassification of Marijuana Could Have Major Impact on Medical Uses – Marijuana News

Federal authorities have announced that they are reviewing the possibility of loosening the classification of marijuana, and if this happens, it could have a far-reaching impact on how the substance is used in medical settings, experts said.

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Federal Reclassification of Marijuana Could Have Major Impact on Medical Uses – Marijuana News

Federal authorities have announced that they are reviewing the possibility of loosening the classification of marijuana, and if this happens, it could have a far-reaching impact on how the substance is used in medical settings, experts said.

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DEA Plans To Decide Whether To Reschedule Marijuana By Mid-Year – Marijuana News

The agency gave no clue whether it will remove pot from its Schedule 1 category of dangerous drugs.

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DEA Plans To Decide Whether To Reschedule Marijuana By Mid-Year – Marijuana News

The agency gave no clue whether it will remove pot from its Schedule 1 category of dangerous drugs.

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Illegal marijuana production has plummeted in Washington State since 2010 – Marijuana News

Illegal marijuana production has fallen drastically in recent years in Washington State, although law enforcement says public lands here remain a hotbed for cartel activity.

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Legal marijuana is finally doing what the drug war couldn’t – Marijuana News

Legal marijuana may be doing at least one thing that a decades-long drug war couldn't: taking a bite out of Mexican drug cartels' profits.

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