In a blow to Medical marijuana backers’ across the country, Americans for safe access lost its bid to ease the federal stranglehold on medical marijuana. The argument was rejected by a U.S. Court of Appeals which ruled the DEA properly categorized marijuana in the DEA’s most-dangerous category… Schedule one.
On October 16, 2012 the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in the ‘Americans for Safe Access v. DEA,’ a legal challenge to the government’s contention that cannabis has no medical use. ASA argued that the DEA acted improperly in denying a petition to reclassify cannabis as having medical use. The panel of three judges focused on whether ASA had a legal basis for suing the government. Source
As many know… the Americans for Safe Access appeal stated the feds had acted indiscriminately and impulsively in rejecting the claim that marijuana could be a benefit to millions of sick and dying patients all over the U.S. – The Court of Appeals obviously disagree.
Marijuana is currently stuck in the classification as a ‘controlled substance,’ labeled as having a high potential for abuse… Additionally the Court of Appeals ruled that marijuana has no currently accepted medical use, lumping weed in with drugs like acid, heroin and ecstasy.
Same as it ever was…*sigh