Daily Archives: October 8, 2013

US Supreme Court Refuses To Review DEA’s Denial Of Petition That Sought To Reclassify Cannabis

United States Supreme Court has declined to review a lower court ruling upholding the federal classification of cannabis as a Schedule I prohibited substance that lacks medical utility.

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Everything is Bigger in Texas, Including Support for Marijuana Legalization

Everything is Bigger in Texas, Including Support for Marijuana Legalization

They say things are bigger in Texas and, according to new survey data just released by Public Policy Polling, that includes support for marijuana law reform. PPP’s polling found that 58% of Texans support regulating marijuana like alcohol and only 38% were opposed. This change in policy was supported by 59% of women, 70%...

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Supremes not the place to find reform

October 8, 2013
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Supremes not the place to find reform

Disappointing, though probably not surprising… US Supreme Court Rejects Marijuana Reclassification Appeal

The US Supreme Court Monday declined to hear an appeal from medical marijuana advocacy groups who had challenged the DEA’s decision to maintain marijuana’s status as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, the category reserved for the most dangerous...

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International Marijuana Laws: Three Takes In Three Countries

International Marijuana Laws: Three Takes In Three Countries

Three countries, one week and three different public policy views about cannabis laws: Switzerland — After years of debate, and with a number of cantons having already done so, the entire nation of Switzerland began a cannabis possession decriminalization policy for adults. This is not unlike similar penalties in fifteen states in America and...

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