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DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures Increased By 20 Percent In 2016

According to the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, agents and cooperating agencies confiscated more than 5.3 million marijuana plants nationwide in 2016. The total is a 20 percent increase over the agency’s 2015 seizure totals and is the most plants seized by the DEA since 2011, when law enforcement confiscated more than 6.7 million plants.

NORML Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

Study: CBD Oil “Highly Promising” In Pediatric Epilepsy Treatment

The administration of cannabis oil extracts high in cannabidiol reduces seizure frequency in children with intractable epilepsy, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Seizure. Investigators reported: “CBD treatment yielded a significant positive effect on seizure load. Most of the children (89 percent) reported reduction in seizure frequency. … In addition, we observed improvement in behavior and alertness, language, communication, motor skills and sleep.”