DEA seeks dismissal of hemp industry lawsuit fighting drug code for “marihuana extracts”

Hemp Denver Post

The legal distinctions between marijuana and hemp are at the center of a debate in a federal lawsuit.

The Drug Enforcement Administration stands firm on its drug code for “marihuana extracts” in a brief filed Friday to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and seeks to have a federal lawsuit by the hemp industry dismissed.

The DEA laid out various reasons as to why the legal challenge filed by the Hoban Law Group on behalf of trade group Hemp Industries Association and hemp businesses Centuria Natural Foods and R.M.H. Holdings Inc. is invalid.