Saturday, August 3, 2013

In 1974 a federal Appeals Court condemned BNDD’s a priori refusal as “not the kind of agency action that promoted the kind of interchange and refinement of views that is the lifeblood of a sound administrative process." Fourteen years, three DEA rejections and three court decisions later NORML’s petition was finally evaluated in detail. After examining thousands of pages of testimony and studies, administrative judge Francis Young concluded, "Marijuana is the safest therapeutically active substance known to man…The evidence clearly shows that marijuana is capable of relieving the distress of great numbers of very ill people, and doing so with safety under medical supervision. . .it would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for the DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance. The administrative law judge recommends that the (DEA) Adminstrator conclude that the marijuana plant considered as a whole has a currently accepted medical use in the United States.” 

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