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Could the President Legalize Marijuana Through Executive Action?

The title of this post is inspired by Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign promise “to legalize marijuana in the first 100 days [of his Administration] with executive action.” See here. Other Democratic Presidential hopefuls made similar promises, but since Sanders is the last such candidate standing (former Vice President Joe Biden has made no similar promise),…

Posted by on March 19, 2020 in News, Updates, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Is CBD Legal Under Federal Law?

[Update 12/21 10:45 am: Readers should note that the 2018 Farm Bill has important ramifications of the legality of CBD under federal law. I discuss the Farm Bill and its implications for CBD in this post here.  In a nutshell, the Farm Bill makes it legal to possess, manufacture, and distribute CBD extracted from all cannabis plants…

Posted by on September 28, 2018 in News, Updates, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


What’s the Point of Rescheduling Marijuana in a Medical Marijuana State?

A number of sites have reported on Kadonsky v. Lee, in which a New Jersey appellate court just ordered a state official to consider rescheduling marijuana under the state’s Controlled Dangerous Substances Act (CDSA). New Jersey’s CDSA is virtually identical to the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance under…

Posted by on November 1, 2017 in News, Updates, , , , , , , , ,


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