Breaking News Advisory: December 12, 2005
Medical Marijuana Advocacy Group Urges HHS Nominee Michael Leavitt Act on Marijuana Petitions with Fairness, Accuracy, and Speed - Americans for Safe Access
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has met the deadline for response to a medical marijuana advocacy organization’s petition calling for corrections to "scientifically flawed statements" contained in the HHS review of the Marijuana Rescheduling petition of 1995 with a 60 day extension request for further review by the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The Center wrote that they will be consulting with the National Institute of Drug Abuse and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in preparing their response.
Washington, D.C. – In the most-watched case before the U.S. Supreme Court this term, two California women will argue Monday that the federal government does not have the right to punish them for using the medical marijuana their doctors recommend and their state says is legal. But activists are looking beyond the Court’s decision in Ashcroft vs.
(Washington, D.C.) – Patients and doctors are converging today at 10:15am on the steps of Health and Human Services, demanding the government admit that marijuana has medical uses and stop blocking access.
Press Conference Noon Monday with Doctors and Patients at the National Press Club