July 10, 2011

DUDES, YOU HARSHED MY MELLOW:

U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use (John Hoeffel, 7/09/11, Los Angeles Times)

In a June 21 letter to the organizations that filed the petition, DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart said she rejected the request because marijuana "has a high potential for abuse," "has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States" and "lacks accepted safety for use under medical supervision." The letter and 37 pages of supporting documents were published Friday in the Federal Register.

This is the third time that petitions to reclassify marijuana have been spurned. The first was filed in 1972 and denied 17 years later. The second was filed in 1995 and denied six years later. Both decisions were appealed, but the courts sided with the federal government.


Patchouli doesn't either.


Posted by at July 10, 2011 6:24 PM
  

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