Drug Enforcement Administration

Is marijuana a legal drug under FDA grandfather provisions?

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
NINTH CIRCUIT
James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco

Oral Argument on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 09:00 A.M.
Courtroom 3 - San Francisco CA

Hemp Industries Association et al,
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Petitioners
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v.
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No. 17-70162
Drug Enforcement Administration,
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Respondent
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Press Release, Hoban Law Group (January 16, 2017) PDF

Legal challenge filed against DEA’s new marijuana extract rule

DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg says:

Schedule I includes some substances that are exceptionally dangerous and some that are less dangerous (including marijuana, which is less dangerous than some substances in other schedules). That strikes some people as odd, but the criteria for inclusion in Schedule I is not relative danger.
 

Source: Drug Enforcement Administration (August 11, 2016) PDF

Opinion and Recommended Ruling, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision of Administrative Law Judge (September 6, 1988)

DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge Francis Young says:

Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.
 

Source: DEA Docket No. 86-22 (September 6, 1988), pp. 58-59