Category Archives: DEA

DEA Accepting Vaping Products On National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Later this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are sponsoring the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event is designed to give people a safe way to dispose of prescription drugs. And there will be local drop-off spots around the country. This year, the agencies have decided […]

Justice Department Accuses DEA of Having Role in Opioid Crisis

As legal battles between pharmaceutical companies and a number of local, state, tribal, and now federal government groups heat up, a new report implicates the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in the ongoing opioid crisis. Ultimately, the report argues that the DEA contributed to the spread of the opioid crisis, and concludes that the DEA is […]

Trump Administration to Increase Federally Approved Cannabis Growers

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced on Monday that the agency would increase the number of growers approved by the government to cultivate cannabis for research. In a notice scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, the DEA provided information on applications to cultivate marijuana it has received since it announced in 2016 […]

California University Partners With DEA-Approved Company for Cannabis Research

The University of California, Davis announced Tuesday its plans for a partnership with a federally approved pharmaceutical company “to analyze the chemical and biological profiles of cannabis for the benefit of law enforcement, health care providers and scientific professionals.” Researchers at the school will collaborate with Biopharmaceutical Research Company, which is registered with the Drug […]

DEA, Customs and Border Patrol Seek Contractors to Incinerate Narcotics

The DEA and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol are seeking contractors to incinerate drugs seized during criminal investigations and from smuggling operations, according to government notices posted online. In one Federal Business Opportunities posting, the DEA says that it needs a company to destroy evidence located in the Texas cities of Houston, Galveston, Beaumont, McAllen, Brownsville, […]