Today’s The Big Day, But I’m Not Holding My Breath

Once again, medical-marijuana advocates are taking to the courts to eliminate the biggest barrier to legal use—the federal law that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug with no valid medical use.

On Oct. 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the federal appeals court that usually handles cases involving government regulations, will hear oral arguments on Americans for Safe Access v. DEA. It will be the first time in almost 20 years that federal courts have considered the science of medical marijuana, says ASA spokesperson Kris Hermes.

BY STEVEN WISHNIA

Article originally appeared on AlterNet.

The fact that they are finally, after so long, are able to get in front of a judge is significant. Let’s hope that truth prevails.

 

h/t Patients for Medical Cannabis

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