DEA Set to Act Imminently on Marijuana Rescheduling Petition

DEA Set to Act Imminently on Marijuana Rescheduling Petition

WASHINGTON, DC — The US Drug Enforcement Administration is prepared to respond in the coming months to an administrative petition calling for the reclassification of marijuana as a schedule I prohibited substance.

Replying to a July 2015 inquiry by US Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and seven other senators, representatives from the DEA acknowledged that they intend to respond to a five-year-old rescheduling petition, filed by then Governors Christine Gregoire of Washington and Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, by this July.

The petition,

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