The case around the DEA's decision to terminate the employment of a special agent in 2020 after testing positive for THC is heating up, reported Marijuana Moment’s Kyle Jaeger.

Anthony Armour, who served in the agency for 16 years as a special agent, sued the DEA in federal court in May. His defense claimed that the THC in his system was hemp-derived CBD oil he used for pain relief – an entirely legitimate product – and that his firing was unjustified.

But in its recent response brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the agency said Armour's assertions lack validity and wrongly encourage the court to disregard long-standing federal drug policies and reassess the evidence in defiance of the standard of review.

What Happened

In 2019, Anthony Armour was sacked even though he provided the agency with the products …

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