The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Tuesday it will not hear a case challenging the constitutionality of federal marijuana prohibition. A coalition of medical cannabis advocates initially filed a lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2017. But while the case has gradually moved through the judiciary branch, the decision by the high court represents a sound defeat for the challenge. The justices met to discuss this and other pending matters last week. Activists were hopeful that their arguments—combined with the support they received from advocacy groups and members of Congress—would compel the Supreme Court to take up their suit. But the justices ultimately listed it among the cases that they are declining to take up.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 10/13/2020 11:18:13

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