Breitbart News senior editor, Brandon Darby, reports on the latest news in the cannabis industry.
The FDA is currently considering legislation to limit the use and sale of cannabis oil and extracts to treat chronic pain, seizures, and other conditions.
The DEA recently approved the sale of cannabidiol oil and cannabigerol extract for epilepsy treatment, but there are concerns about its safety and the possibility of addiction.
In the meantime, the DEA is continuing to crack down on cannabis dispensaries in states where medical marijuana is legal.
The Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BND) announced this week that it will now enforce federal cannabis law by raiding medical marijuana dispensaries, seizing cannabis products and even shutting down the businesses themselves.
This action comes at a time when medical marijuana patients across the country are facing increased threats of arrest and prison sentences.
This is why, according to a statement from the BND, the agency “will continue to focus on the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana as an integral component of treatment in order to protect the health and well-being of the public and protect the safety of our nation’s law enforcement agents.”
The DEA will continue to enforce federal law on cannabis.
And in addition to arresting people who use marijuana, they will be taking away their medicine, according the statement.
The agency will continue its efforts to protect public health and safety.
However, these actions have been put in place to deter the use, sale, and distribution of cannabis.
“As cannabis continues to be a criminal and public health concern, the BNDC will continue enforcement actions to protect health and public safety,” the statement continues.
It is unclear whether the BNND will continue raiding medical cannabis dispensaries as well.
But in the meantime they are still on the radar for raids and seizures.
The BNNC has not yet made any arrests in connection with the medical cannabis raids.
“The BNDP’s focus will continue in its efforts, however, it will be very careful to not allow dispensaries or the medical marijuana industry to remain a potential target,” the BNF statement reads.
It’s unclear whether or not this crackdown will continue.
While there are a number of companies offering medical cannabis to people who are diagnosed with epilepsy, there is no standardized protocol for treating people with epilepsy with cannabis.
According to the National Association of State Medical Cannabis Boards (NASMBB), only a handful of states have laws specifically banning the use or sale of medical cannabis.
This has made it difficult for many patients who have experienced cannabis use disorders to access their medicine safely.
“Cannabis is not an effective treatment for epilepsy, and therefore patients who are not taking the recommended dose of cannabis should seek treatment elsewhere,” NASMBB CEO Mike Gaskins said in a statement.
“It’s important to remember that this is a medication that has a long history of use, and patients need to be prepared to use the medication safely.”
Medical cannabis patients can purchase it from private dispensaries that sell their product legally.
But many people are forced to turn to the black market, which is run by criminal gangs.
This can make it difficult to get medical cannabis from the government and is particularly dangerous for those with severe mental health conditions.
Medical marijuana can be sold at the local grocery store and even online, but it can be expensive and sometimes impossible to get a medical cannabis card.
For patients with severe illnesses like cancer or HIV, it can cost as much as $10,000 or more to get their medicine.
“There’s a lot of medical conditions that are just too difficult to access from the state and local level and not have a medical marijuana card,” Dr. Michael Pimentel, a medical director at the University of Florida Center for Cancer Research, told the Miami Herald.
“I don’t think it’s right for the federal government to try and make it easier for people with severe medical conditions to get this medicine without a medical card.”
While it’s unclear what the BNTB plans to do with the raid, there are currently two other organizations operating dispensaries in Florida.
One of them, the Palm Beach County Medical Society, is operating under the name of Cannadigm, according The Florida Times-Union.
The other, called Canna-Care, is a small business owned by the family of the late Miami Miami Beach Police Chief Bill Bratton.
While Bratton has been a long-time proponent of medical pot, his family has been in the medical-marijuana business since at least the 1960s, when he and his family ran a medical-research lab.
Bratton died in 2015, but his family continued to operate Cannadigm in his name.
While he was alive, his son and daughter owned Cannadigmatic, a Miami-based cannabis-related business that sold to the Palm Beachers for a couple of years before it closed in 2014.
“We’re very excited about the new owners and the continued growth of Cannapigm,” Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Dan Levine said.