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DEA Release Aug 11, 2016

DEA Rejects Petition to Reclassify Marijuana, But Will Remove Barrier to Research


The Drug Enforcement Administration will take steps to increase the supply of marijuana available for research purposes, but it will not remove marijuana from Schedule I.

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IL Jul 29, 2016

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana


Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law that removes criminal penalties for possession of a personal amount of marijuana and replaces them with a civil fine.

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CO Release Jun 20, 2016

Colorado Government Finds Teen Marijuana Use Has NOT Increased Since Legalization


Rates of marijuana use among Colorado teens have NOT increased since the state made marijuana legal for adults, according to results of a statewide survey released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

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Senate Jun 16, 2016

Senate Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Measure


The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill that is intended to ease access to banking and other financial services for state-legal marijuana businesses.

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"Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care. ... It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence in this record."
DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young, Ruling in the matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition, September 6, 1988