Medical Marijuana Gets Its Day in Federal Court Tomorrow

By: Monday October 15, 2012 11:04 am

Medical marijuana will finally get its day in federal court tomorrow. On Tuesday the United State Court of Appeals for the DC district will hear oral arguments in Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration regarding the scheduling of marijuana.

Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule I drug, which according to federal law Schedule I substances “have a potential for abuse, have no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and there is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.” Because marijuana is legally considered to have no accepted medical use it can’t be legally prescribed under federal law, even though 17 states have approved the medical use of marijuana.

 

Breaking: Federal Judge Rules Health Care Law Unconstitutional

By: Monday January 31, 2011 12:21 pm

MSNBC reports that Judge Roger Vinson of US District Court in Pensacola Florida has just ruled that the health care reform law enacted last year is unconstitutional

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