A major military veterans group is urging a federal court to take up a case challenging the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) restrictive classification of marijuana. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), an advocate for expanding cannabis research, said in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week that the current scheduling status of marijuana under federal law is inhibiting studies that could demonstrate the plant’s therapeutic potential in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They want the court to force the DEA to reconsider its decision to reject a 2020 petition calling for rescheduling.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 10/08/2020 13:05:01

Open article: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/military-veterans-group-asks-federal-court-to-hear-marijuana-case-challenging-dea-classification/