DEA Will Not Decontrol Marijuana, and More from CRS

09.26.16 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

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