DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: 44 years ago Marijuana was cast into the premiere scheduling of substances via the Controlled Substance Act – the photo and caption above indicates that Nixon personally ignored the recommendation of his own federally commissioned report to decriminalize marijuana.
As of October 29th, 2014 – The first potential actualization on the federal rescheduling of marijuana is finally happening.
A criminal case has eventually led to a US Judge granting a 3-day hearing to review and challenge the Schedule 1 status of marijuana.
A quote from below summarizes the importance of this 3-day hearing:
“It’s earth-shattering to even have this hearing,” says Adam Levine, adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. “The fact that the judge is willing to hear this case means she is willing to question if the DEA’s original classification is constitutional.” He puts the chances of such a finding at “better than even.”