After a 5 year review process, the Drug Enforcement Agency decided to reject a petition to reduce or eliminate legal controls on marijuana. However, it agreed to authorize increased legal cultivation of marijuana for research purposes.
The current state of affairs was summarized by the Congressional Research Service in DEA Will Not Reschedule Marijuana, But May Expand Number of Growers of Research Marijuana, CRS Legal Sidebar, September 21, 2016.
Other new or updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.
Child Support Enforcement and the Hague Convention on Recovery of International Child Support, updated September 22, 2016
Clean Air Issues in the 114th Congress, updated September 21, 2016
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), updated September 21, 2016
U.S. Agricultural Trade with Cuba: Current Limitations and Future Prospects, updated September 21, 2016
Iran Sanctions, updated September 21, 2016
Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress, updated September 21, 2016
To empower new voices to start their career in nuclear weapons studies, the Federation of American Scientists launched the New Voices on Nuclear Weapons Fellowship. Here’s what our inaugural cohort accomplished.
Common frameworks for evaluating proposals leave this utility function implicit, often evaluating aspects of risk, uncertainty, and potential value independently and qualitatively.
The FAS Nuclear Notebook is one of the most widely sourced reference materials worldwide for reliable information about the status of nuclear weapons and has been published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1987. The Nuclear Notebook is researched and written by the staff of the Federation of American Scientists’ Nuclear Information Project: Director Hans […]
According to the National Center for Education Statistics’ August 2023 pulse panel, 60% of public schools were utilizing a “community school” or “wraparound services model” at the start of this school year—up from 45% last year.