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.
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.
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