On August 11, 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) formally declined to change its position on the medical or recreational use of marijuana, denying two petitions urging the federal government to change marijuana’s drug classification under the Controlled Substances Act. The petitions, filed in 2009 and 2011, urged the DEA to change marijuana’s status as
William M. Friedman focuses his practice on regulatory, legislative, compliance and transactional issues related to energy and commodities markets. While in law school, William was a notes editor for The George Washington International Law Review. He held internships at the Department of Justice and the Energy and Telecommunications Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. Read William Friedman's full bio.