Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control to Hold Hearing on the Economics of Cartels

Washington, DC – The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control will hold a hearing entitled, “The $150 Billion Drug Market: A Dive into the Economics of Cartels,” in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2nd.  The hearing will examine how drug cartels have adapted their production, trafficking, and finance schemes for the

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Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control to Hold Hearing on the Nexus between the Illicit Drug Trade and Corruption

Washington, DC – The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control will hold a hearing entitled, “The Nexus between the Illicit Drug Trade and Corruption,” in Room 608 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17.  The hearing will examine the role and effectiveness of U.S. drug control agencies in addressing corruption associated with the illicit

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ADVISORY: U.S. Senate Drug Caucus to Hold Field Hearing in Cedar Rapids

WASHINGTON – A panel of Iowans working to combat drug abuse will provide testimony at a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control in Cedar Rapids on October 14. The hearing, organized and led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will provide insight and information on the needs of Iowa and local communities when it comes to

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Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control to Hold Hearing on Federal Response to the Drug Overdose Epidemic

*** HEARING ADVISORY *** ***Co-Chairs’ opening statements and witness testimony included below*** Washington, DC – Chairman Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Co-Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and members of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control will hold a hearing entitled, “The Federal Response to the Drug Overdose Epidemic.”  The hearing will address the federal response to the drug overdose epidemic and drug threats

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Feinstein, Grassley, Schatz Introduce Bill to Expand Cannabidiol, Marijuana Research

Washington—Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) yesterday introduced the Cannabidiol and Marijuana Research Expansion Act, a bill to encourage scientific and medical research on marijuana and its compounds including cannabidiol, or CBD.             “Because of restrictive regulations, we still do not understand exactly how medical marijuana can be used to safely treat a variety of conditions where

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