The DEA Wants To Study The Medical Benefits Of Cannabis, But The DOJ Is Stonewalling Them

Although CNN reported that a study found little evidence that marijuana helps treat chronic pain and PTSD, we beg to differ…

Two studies published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found that there was little scientific evidence to support either the effectiveness or safety of medical marijuana.

If Marijuana is Dangerous, Opioids are Nuclear

#Breaking: FDA Declares CBD Beneficial

Yesterday, the FDA called for comments to help the United Nation’s World Health Organization (WHO) decide whether 17 controversial drugs should face international restrictions under the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances.

Out of the listed substances, cannabidiol (CBD) was the only one that the FDA called beneficial. The agency issued the following statement: 

BREAKING NEWS – The DEA Quietly Renews the Fight Against CBD and Cannabis

Derek Thomas – Political Analyst

There are so many fronts in the war for marijuana legalization that it’s an arduous task to monitor all of them, yet the job has never been more important. And Last month, the Drug Enforcement Administration stealthy over-stepped its boundaries (again) and advanced its prohibitionist agenda. The mainstream media failed to report this, and it was through Technical 420’s own careful review of recently amended DEA codes that this was uncovered.

The New(ish) Sheriff In Town Hates Your Weed – Will DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg remain at the DEA?

Derek Thomas – Political Analyst

Six months into the Trump administration and a lot of remaining Obama appointees have been replaced. Some fairly routine, like ambassadors, the surgeon general, some US district Attorney’s US Attorneys. Some more inflammatory like an FBI Director. And many posts either remain vacant or occupied by Obama-era appointees.

“Cannabis Supporters Be Warned” – The DOJ is going to eviscerate lenient sentencing laws.

Derek Thomas – Political Analyst

A recent article published by the Associated Press highlights the Justice Departments intention to roll back Eric Holder’s Justice Department era policies of reduced sentences for first time offenders, non-violent offenders, and people detained with smaller amounts of narcotics.

This could spell big trouble for marijuana enthusiasts should the DOJ decide to start pursuing recreational marijuana states and those who consume in them.

DEA Chief: “Marijuana is not medicine.”

These senseless comments come from Chuck Rosenberg, the acting chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) during a speech at an Ohio hospital.

Rosenberg said, “If it turns out that there is something in smoked marijuana that helps people, that’s awesome. I will be the last person to stand in the way of that. But let’s run it through the Food and Drug Administration process, and let’s stick to the science on it.”

How Cannabis and Hemp are Changing the World and Saving Lives

The only reason why marijuana is illegal is because of economics. If marijuana was legal, it would cost pharmaceutical and alcohol companies billions of dollars every year. 

Last year, the DEA decided to keep cannabis classified as a Schedule I substance along with drugs like heroin, peyote, LSD, bath salts, ecstasy, and more. This decision made no sense and caused an uproar within the cannabis community.

Demand for Cannabidiol Continues to Increase

Over the last two years, there have been a number of reports released which discuss the medical benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), which is non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Researchers have identified at least 85 active cannabinoids in cannabis and CBD accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract. CBD is considered to have a wider scope of medical applications than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).