In response to last week’s Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement 14 Senators authored a letter to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)asking them to reject the recommendation to reschedule cannabis. A brief look at what rescheduling might mean. In the wake of this recommendation, the DEA fired an agent for using CBD. Meanwhile, US states consider plans for creating or funding reference labs to address ongoing issues with inaccurate, unregulated testing. A round-up of the questions the EU faces about marijuana legalization. A study raises questions about downstream effects for marijuana users.
14 Republican Senators push back on HHS recommendation https://www.marijuanamoment.net/14-gop-congressional-lawmakers-tell-dea-to-keep-marijuana-in-schedule-i-and-reject-top-health-agencys-recommendation/
What will rescheduling cannabis mean? https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/news/impacts-of-cannabis-rescheduling-international-cannabis-bar-association-webinar/
DEA agent fired for using CBD https://www.marijuanamoment.net/dea-defends-firing-outstanding-special-agent-for-using-cbd-as-an-opioid-alternative/
The changing legal status of cannabis in Europe https://www.euronews.com/next/2023/08/18/germany-is-set-to-make-cannabis-legal-where-does-the-rest-of-europe-stand-on-marijuana-use
States eye plans for reference labs https://www.analyticalcannabis.com/articles/are-reference-labs-the-antidote-to-cannabis-lab-shopping-314864
Evidence suggests marijuana users have more heavy metals in their blood https://www.analyticalcannabis.com/news/cannabis-consumers-have-more-heavy-metals-in-their-blood-study-finds-314910