It's About Time
July 11, 2011 | Joe Elford
After nine years of delay, the DEA finally denied the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis (CRC) petition to reschedule marijuana. While this may superficially seem like a setback, it now allows us to get a more fair hearing in federal court. We even had to to file a lawsuit in federal court to compel any action on this decision, so it is a step in the right direction that we received a final administrative action on the rescheduling petition to set the stage for a court battle. Now, we can present our evidence to a tribunal that will listen.
Already, Time posted an article concluding that science demonstrates the following:
if an appeals judgment were based on scientific evidence, rather than political considerations this time around, it's easy to imagine a very different outcome.
Similarly, the International Business Report posted an article entiled, "Did U.S Government Miss the Mark with Medical Marijuana Ruling?" You can guess the answer (or click on the link for the result). The short of it is that we are getting a chance in court and we need to make the most of it. And we will.