Governors file petition with DEA asking to reclassify marijuana

Poll after poll shows an overwhelming majority of Americans now see medical marijuana as legitimate, Governor Gregoire said.

"Poll after poll shows an overwhelming majority of Americans now see medical marijuana as legitimate," Governor Gregoire said.

Providence, RI – Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and Washington Governor Chris Gregoire today announced that they have filed a petition with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration asking the agency to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug, which would allow its use for medical treatment if prescribed by a doctor.

The petition would require the Federal Drug Administration to conduct a new scientific review and analysis of recent advances in Cannabis research since the last time the FDA reviewed the matter in 2006.

For full press release: http://www.ri.gov/press/view/15325

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