Navigation Links
Federal Court Asked to Compel Decision in Marijuana Scheduling Action
Date:5/24/2011

ited States, it has a lower abuse potential than drugs like heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine, and it is safe for use under medical supervision.  All of these characteristics are well-documented scientifically and legally.  Federal law requires the Obama Administration to reclassify marijuana."

"The federal government's strategy has been delay, delay, delay," said Joe Elford, Chief Counsel of ASA and lead counsel on the writ. "It is far past time for the government to answer our rescheduling petition, but unfortunately we've been forced to go to court in order to get resolution." The writ of mandamus filed accuses the government of unreasonable delay in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act.

A formal rejection of the CRC petition would enable the group to take the issue to the federal courts.  Gettman believes that, "The Obama Administration's refusal to act on this petition is an irresponsible stalling tactic; it denies us due process under the law and, more shamefully, it continues to deny countless patients a chance to use current law to seek legal access to marijuana for medical use."

The CSA classifies marijuana and other drugs in various schedules.  Marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule I substance, designating it as having a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. 

The CSA provides a procedure to have scheduling classifications changed in response to scientific research and other relevant factors, such as recognition of a drug's accepted medical use and its dependence liability as compared to other controlled substances.  Schedule I substances include heroin, GHB and MDMA (ecstasy).  Cocaine and oxycodone are both Schedule II substances, which allows for severely restricted medical use while maintaining the assertion that its abuse may lead to severe physiological and
'/>"/>

SOURCE DrugScience.org
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Federal Funding Awarded to Test Antimicrobial Properties of Copper Metals
2. Enrollment of Women in Cardiovascular Trials Fails to Meet Current Federal Mandates
3. State, Federal Officials Remind Health Care Workers, Other at-Risk Individuals to Get Annual Flu Shot
4. New Federal Stem Cell Rules Would Hinder Existing Research, Consumer Group Warns
5. Mars, Incorporated Commits Over $2 Million to Federal Agency for Human-Animal Interaction Research
6. Southern Research to Play Key Role in the Federal Governments Search for New Cancer Therapies
7. Childrens Hospital Receives Six-Year Federal Contract to Study Antibiotic Use in Children With Urinary Tract Infections
8. Faced With Federal Prosecution, MountainView Agrees to Stop Harassment of RNs in Settlement With Labor Board
9. Malaria Experts Call on Federal Government to Increase Support for Research and Development
10. Federal Judge Rejects GlaxoSmithKlines Claims of Privilege
11. Chesley Files Federal Zicam Lawsuits
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2015)... Apr. 17, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Medical Equipment Rental and Leasing - Global Strategic ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Equipment ... separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan ... of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vrd3bd/mammography ) ... - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their ... for Mammography Equipment in US$ Thousands by the following ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ... , Europe , Asia-Pacific ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7qs3dw/corporate ) ... of Pharma in 2014 - a Perspective of Diabetes ... offering. This independent study, funded by the ... an interest in diabetes on the corporate reputation of ... as a whole) in 2014. The results from the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Equipment Rental and Leasing Market 2015-2020 - Global Strategic Business Report - Healthcare Spending Slowdown Bodes Well for Medical Equipment Leasing 2Mammography Equipment (Analog & Digital) Market 2015-2020 - Global Strategic Business Report: Breast Imaging Screening Programs Push Sales 2Perspective of Diabetes Patient Groups on the Corporate Reputation of Pharma in 2014: 130 patient groups with an interest in diabetes from 34 countries 2Perspective of Diabetes Patient Groups on the Corporate Reputation of Pharma in 2014: 130 patient groups with an interest in diabetes from 34 countries 3Perspective of Diabetes Patient Groups on the Corporate Reputation of Pharma in 2014: 130 patient groups with an interest in diabetes from 34 countries 4Perspective of Diabetes Patient Groups on the Corporate Reputation of Pharma in 2014: 130 patient groups with an interest in diabetes from 34 countries 5
... CyberKnife Coalition announced today that more than ... have now been enrolled in the first national patient ... treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy. The multi-institutional ... functional outcomes of men with localized prostate cancer treated ...
... 30, 2011   Takeda ... completed its acquisition of Nycomed A/S ("Nycomed") for 9.6 ... Nycomed a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda effective the ... of Nycomed in addition to his current role as ...
Cached Medicine Technology:First Prostate Cancer Registry for Robotic Radiosurgery Patients Enrolls More than 500 Men 2Takeda Completes Acquisition and Names New CEO of Nycomed 2Takeda Completes Acquisition and Names New CEO of Nycomed 3Takeda Completes Acquisition and Names New CEO of Nycomed 4
(Date:4/19/2015)... York (PRWEB) April 19, 2015 New ... Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) indicate that Lipitor lawsuits ( http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/ ... in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina. According ... cases have been filed in the proceeding on behalf ... to their use of the cholesterol-lowering statin. This represents ...
(Date:4/19/2015)... 19, 2015 Indiana Fiber Network, ... Provider, announces a major bandwidth upgrade infrastructure service ... IN. Craigville Telephone Company, Inc. (DBA AdamsWells), ... on IFN’s protected 10 Gigabit internet transport ring. ... President of Sales and Marketing, AdamsWells expanded Internet ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... The Residential Senior Care Franchises ... five years. The industry, which provides residential and personal-care ... care for themselves, has boomed on account of the ... for seniors with memory impairment. As a result, IBISWorld ... of 4.1% to $1.9 billion over the five years ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 Carinsurancehints.com has released ... insurance plans that offer financial protection against fire damage. ... will pay benefits in case their vehicle is set intentionally ... vandalism caused by rioting or by other things. , ... quotes on a single website http://www.carinsurancehints.com/ , in ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... Insuranceautoquote.info has released a new blog post explaining how ... , Clients can review important auto insurance quotes online, ... important advantages for clients who need affordable financial security ... have coverage for their vehicles can purchase a policy ... Many agencies offer important discounts and drivers can learn ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Mount, as New Court Report Shows More Than 100 Filings Added to Federal Litigation Since March 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Mount, as New Court Report Shows More Than 100 Filings Added to Federal Litigation Since March 3Health News:AdamsWells Internet Telecom TV Expands Bandwidth via Indiana Fiber Network, LLC 2Health News:Residential Senior Care Franchises in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Residential Senior Care Franchises in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3Health News:Online Auto Insurance Quotes For Plans That Cover Fire Damages! 2Health News:Clients Can Review Car Insurance Quotes Online To Find Low Cost Offers! 2
... of foreign-born health care workers in the United States ... in health-care settings.// ,According to Vanderbilt infectious ... Haas, M.D., treatment should be provided to health care ... positive tuberculin skin test, particularly if they meet certain ...
... the care of state institutions, should be allowed the ... Health// Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said. , ,Speaking at ... Weskoppies psychiatric hospital, Pretoria, the minister said "We must ... that mental health care users could be locked in ...
... power to petition for better local health services under proposals ... 1% of the population to initiate a formal response from ... is mainly seen as an attempt to give the public ... being invited to run PCT services in an extension of ...
... in Melbourne Australia have performed the first incompatible blood ... Royal Melbourne hospital have performed a kidney transplant despite ... was explained that Davorin Gelemanovic, 24, who is of ... from his father, who has type A blood. Mr ...
... in their new studies have concluded that persons who ... a serious heart condition when compared to people// who ... Kirsten Melgaard Nielsen, Ph.D., and colleagues, of the Aarhus ... data on 138,000 adults between the ages of 30-69. ...
... hygiene, a new dental health centre will be set up ... to educate children and their parents on how to prevent ... health is a fundamental element of good general health, yet ... has reached an epidemic," said Professor Raman Bedi, director of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Patients Empowered to Force for Better Services 2Health News:Significant Increase In Heart Diseases Found In Older People Living Alone 2Health News:Delhi to get New Dental Centre to Boost Oral Health 2
... Hybridization System - the hands-free Denaturation/Hybridization System ... performing fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH*) procedures ... HYBrite is the first rapid, hands-free hybridization ... Now you can have a system that's ...
The ABI PRISM 3100 Genetic Analyzer, a multi-color fluorescence-based DNA analysis system with 16 capillaries operating in parallel, offers high-quality data and efficient sample processing for the b...
... 3200 sets a benchmark of innovative, ... for WBC, RBC, PLT and Reticulocyte ... needs of today's laboratory. The instrument ... analysis, automated sample handling, comprehensive data ...
... produces high-quality blood films. Smearing parameters have ... time, eliminating the need to make adjustments ... hematocrit values. In the closed sampling mode, ... and aspirates only 200L. Only 30L of ...
Medicine Products: