Marijuana Reports

Jason Koebler filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 16-00667-F
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From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following DEA Intelligence Publications and DEA Intelligence Bulletins:

056017: "Marijuana Situation Report: New York and Native American Territories year
2006"

DIB-026-12: "Green Acres is the place to be - Drug Traffickers and Ganjapreneurs are
exploiting Colorado's Medical Marijuana Industry"

DIR-037-14: "Going to Pot: Medical Marijuana Decriminalization/Legalization in the
Washington Division year 2014"

BUL-019-15: "Medical Marijuana Legislation on Florida's November Ballot year 2015"

BUL-089-14: "Cannabis Toxicity Death year 2014"

BUL-064-15: "Medical Marijuana Cards used as Decoy Tactic year 2015"

DIR-050-15: "Inch by Inch: The Progression of Medical and Recreational Marijuana
Legalization policies in Maryland and Virginia, year 2015"

DIR-052-15: "The progression of Medical and recreational Marijuana legalization policies
in Washington DC year 2015"

08029: "Dictionary"

BUL-060-15: "Subterranean Marijuana Grow"

BUL-089-15: "Marijuana Vending Machine Opens"

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. The documents will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE Media's science and tech news site (www.motherboard.vice.com).

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request and I request that this be processed under the "media" fee category. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Koebler

From: Jason Koebler

I'd also like to request these documents:

# BUL-183-15 Emerging Trend: Edible Marijuana
# DIR-054-15 Progressive Cost of Marijuana from Farmers __ to Wholesale distributors
# 99025 Mexican Marijuana year 1999
# RPT-017-11 Into the Weeds: Examining the growth of Marijuana Dispensaries in the US year 2011
# DIB-036-12 Increased availability of hydroponic and "Medical" marijuana Threatens the Midwest year 2012
# BUL-012-13 Growbots: Self-contained portable marijuana grow houses year 2013
# BUL-090-15 Arrest of Knights Templar Leader year 2015

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

From: Jason Koebler

How have you determined I am a "non media" requester? My request specifically included my media outlet, which regularly reports about marijuana and marijuana issues: http://motherboard.vice.com/tag/marijuana

From: DEA.FOIA

Mr. Koebler,

Thank you for your inquiry below. Upon further review of your request, we have decided to change your requesters category to media. We apologize for any confusion. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.

Joyce Whitley
Drug Enforcement Administration
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit
202-307-7596 (Customer Service Line)
202-307-8556 (Fax)

From: Jason Koebler

Many thanks!

From: King, Stephanie A

Dear Mr. Koebler,

I am writing in response to your email dated August 31, 2016. With regard to the above referenced request, I have been notified by the program office that review of each of the intelligence products requested will take considerable time. So as to not adversely affect primary functions of the units involved in the review, the program office will provide the reviewed records to SARF on a rolling basis (length of time for review as yet to be determined). Upon receipt of the reviewed intelligence products, SARF will also release those to you on a rolling basis. I hope to have the first set of intelligence products to you within 2-3 weeks. If that time frame changes I will let you know.

Be advised that I am the specialist assigned to this case. Please feel free to direct future status questions to me via email or phone.

Stephanie King
FOIA/PA Unit (SARF)
Paralegal
202-307-7602

From: Jason Koebler

Great, thank you!

From: King, Stephanie A

Dear Mr. Koebler,

I am writing in regards to the above referenced request. The program office has completed their review of several of the intelligence products requested. The reports received have been processed and are currently awaiting review my supervisor and the Unit Chief. I hope to have a response to you in 1-2 additional weeks. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Stephanie

Stephanie King
FOIA/PA Unit (SARF)
Paralegal
202-307-7602

From: King, Stephanie A

Mr. Koebler,

A portion of the intelligence products you requested have been reviewed and are ready for release. You indicated that you prefer to receive the documents via email; however, one intelligence product is too large to provide as an email attachment. Would you prefer to receive all of the documents via mail? OR Would you like to receive all of the documents via email, except for the one report that is too large which I would need to forward to you via regular mail? Please respond to this email at your earliest convenience with your preference.

Also, please confirm your complete mailing address. Be advised that you will be required to sign for the package upon delivery.

Thank you,
Stephanie

Stephanie King
FOIA/PA Unit (SARF)
Paralegal
202-307-7602

From: Jason Koebler

Could you please send just that one document via mail and the rest via email?

My address is:
Jason Koebler
VICE Media
49 S. 2nd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Thank you!!
Jason

From: King, Stephanie A

Mr. Koebler,

Attached, please find DEA's response to the above referenced FOIA request. As previously noted, this is the first release of documents. Your case remains open and the remainder of the requested intelligence reports will be released on a rolling basis as they become available. There will be nine reports attached to this email. The other report (08029) is being mailed to the address provided in your email dated October 12.

Please contact me with any questions.
Best,
Stephanie

Stephanie King
FOIA/PA Unit (SARF)
Paralegal
202-307-7602

From: King, Stephanie A

Mr. Koebler,

Attached, please find DEA's second response to the above referenced FOIA request. As previously noted, this is the first release of documents. Your case remains open and the remainder of the requested intelligence reports will be released on a rolling basis as they become available. There will be one letter and five reports attached to this email.

Please contact me with any questions.
Best,
Stephanie

Stephanie King
FOIA/PA Unit (SARF)
Paralegal
202-307-7602

From: King, Stephanie A

Good Afternoon,

Please see DEA's third response to your FOIA request dated June 8, 2016. Please contact me with any questions.
Best,

Stephanie King
FOIA/PA Unit (SARF)
Paralegal
202-307-7602

From: King, Stephanie A

Mr. Koebler,

Please see DEA's fourth and final response to your FOIA request dated June 8, 2016. Please contact me with questions.

Thank you,

Stephanie King
Drug Enforcement Administration
FOIA/PA Unit (SARF)
Paralegal II (FSA)
Phone: 202-307-7602
Email: stephanie.a.king@usdoj.gov<mailto:stephanie.a.king@usdoj.gov>

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