Why We Should Demand That Congress Reschedule Marijuana

Generic 15 August 2016 | 0 Comments

Like most Americans who follow the debate over marijuana legalization in this country, I was disappointed that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration this week once again determined that marijuana has no medical use and left it in Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act. Disappointed, but not surprised. NORML first petitioned the DEA to [...]

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DEA Reaffirms ‘Flat Earth’ Position With Regard To Scheduling Marijuana

Generic 12 August 2016 | 0 Comments

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration has rejected a pair of administrative petitions that sought to initiate rulemaking proceedings to reschedule marijuana under federal law. Although the DEA’s ruling continues to classify marijuana in the same category as heroin, the agency also announced in a separate decision that it is adopting policy changes designed to [...]

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DEA Reaffirms ‘Flat Earth’ Position With Regard To Marijuana Scheduling

Generic 11 August 2016 | 0 Comments

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration has decided to reject a pair of administrative rescheduling petitions challenging the federal classification of cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance with no accepted medical utility, according to advanced news reports published this evening by NPR, the New York Times, Reuters, and other news outlets. The DEA is [...]

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Time To Stop Complaining and Get Involved

Generic 5 April 2016 | 0 Comments

We receive a lot of inquiries (and some complaints) at NORML from those who favor legalization and wonder why we continue to focus on a state-based strategy instead of focusing on Congress. The belief is that Congress could legalize marijuana in one fell swoop if they wanted to do so. It’s a reasonable question, but [...]

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Supreme Court Turns Back Challenge To Marijuana Legalization Laws

Generic 22 March 2016 | 0 Comments

Supreme Court justices today declined to consider a 2014 suit challenging the legality of Colorado’s regulations permitting the state-licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. Justices decided in a 6-2 vote to reject the lawsuit, filed by Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt, which sought to strike [...]

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