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The Scuttlebutt Featuring Articles About The Cannabis Attorneys Who Took The DEA To Court, Cannabis Growers Request Moritorium and More

Posted by Armada Admin | Oct 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

In the days of the Armada, a fleet of warships, the scuttlebutt was the rumor or gossip that would spread throughout the ship. Today, Armada Law Corp presents The Scuttlebutt, a daily summery of news articles that people within the cannabis, hemp and plant medicine industries are chatting about along with links to the full articles.

In today's news: 

#cannabisresearch - "When you go back to Dr. Sisley's application to become a bulk grower, there was this [National Institute on Drug Abuse] monopoly. [For decades, the University of Mississippi was the only licensed grower of research cannabis in the U.S.]

And during the Obama administration, they said, "Yeah, we're going to get rid of that. We're going to license some additional growers, so we can research the stuff that people are actually using." Then that got shut down when the Trump administration came in, but no one knew why. Congress was asking why, and it was this big mystery and all these different folks testified before the Senate, and said, "We're working on it, we're going to get it out quickly."

One of our FOIA lawsuits uncovered the reason why: It was this Office of Legal Counsel opinion that had been requested by Trump administration Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions. The Office of Legal Counsel basically explained that treaty obligations required the federal government to require DEA to make new rules before it could license additional growers, and in that same opinion, they revealed that for since the dawn of time, since before DEA even existed, the United States has been out of compliance with the Single Convention [on Narcotic Drugs, a 1961 treaty setting international drug regulation standards], because of the NIDA monopoly arrangement, which was kind of crazy.

It sure would have been nice for Congress to have been able to get that answer when they asked the first, second or third time, but FOIA worked in that case." 

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#californiacannabis - "The sheriff's department served a search warrant off Hesperia Road on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, in reference an illegal marijuana cultivation operation. Authorities arrived on scene and discovered a commercial facility was illegally cultivating marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms.

Over 2,800 marijuana plants, 400 pounds of processed marijuana, 12 pounds of processed psilocybin mushrooms, 2,700 pounds of psilocybin mushroom spores, several jars of liquid pcilocybin mushroom spores, 1,500 packages of marijuana infused edibles, and 37 pounds of concentrated marijuana were seized from the location.

Two suspects, identified as Dejon Duchesne of Malibu and Frank Mendoza of Hesperia, were arrested at the scene." 

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