03 Aug '12, 3pm

Challenge To Marijuana Classification Pending In Courts - (blog)

Challenge To Marijuana Classification Pending In Courts - (blog)

The disconnect between state laws allowing for the use of medicinal marijuana and federal anti-drug enforcement efforts may be evolving. As ThinkProgress reports, for the first time since 1994 a federal court will consider the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical value. The lawsuit, which is now a decade old, was brought by Americans for Safe Access and argues the science behind marijuana’s therapeutic properties. Marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule 1 substance with a “high potential for abuse,” placing it alongside other narcotics such as heroin and cocaine. Oral arguments on the ASA case will be heard on October 16th. Since the original petition was filed in 2002 the scientific evidence to support declassifying marijuana has expanded at least two-fold, especially in the treatment of diseases like mult...

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