A federal appeals court denied a request from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that would dismiss a contentious marijuana lawsuit. The lawsuit challenges marijuana’s current classification under federal law. In May, key scientists and veterans sued the federal agency and contended that the legal basis DEA has used to justify keeping cannabis in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act is unconstitutional. They asked for a review of its decisions to reject rescheduling petitions in 2020, 2016 and 1992. The DEA attempted to quash the suit by asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to dismiss the case,. However, the judges said in a filing on Tuesday the “government’s motion to dismiss this petition for review for failure to exhaust administrative remedies is denied without prejudice to renewing the arguments in the answering brief.”

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 08/19/2020 11:24:06

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