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Shane Pennington and Matthew Zorn Interviewed in Global Cannabis Compliance Blog Podcast, “Why DOJ Released A Confidential Memo on Marijuana Research” ─ June 2, 2020

Global Cannabis Compliance Blog Podcast Hosted By Tim Firestone, Baker McKenzie

"Why DOJ Released a Confidential Memo on Marijuana Research"

The Department of Justice recently took the extraordinary step of releasing a previously confidential memo from its Office of Legal Counsel concluding that DEA’s long-standing policy on marijuana research violates federal law and U.S. treaty obligations.  Why did DOJ do this?  What does the memo mean for the future of marijuana research?  In this podcast, Matt Zorn and Shane Pennington, the lawyers who litigated this case, explain how they got DOJ to release the memo and what it all means.