Wednesday, August 24, 2005

New blog in town

Welcome to a new blog with a very long name, Notes from the DEA administrative law court concerning the MAPS/Professor Craker action. They will be tracking and reporting on this case now going through the DEA administrative court.

News Brief Medical Marijuana Hearings Begin
by Brendan Coyne

A hearing into a challenge to federal laws prohibiting research and experimentation with marijuana opened today, with the American Civil Liberties Union charging that the Drug Enforcement Agency’s efforts to fight such privately-funded research posed an unnecessary obstruction that could prevent researchers from definitively finding out whether the plant has legitimate medical uses.

The proceedings cap a four-year battle by a University of Massachusetts professor seeking to grow marijuana for research into the prohibited plant’s medicinal uses. Through its Drug Law Reform Project, the ACLU is representing the plant researcher, Lyle E. Craker, in front of a Department of Justice administrative law judge who will make recommendations to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

We look forward to the updates and of course wish them the best of luck with the case.

[hat tip to Preston Peet]


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