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Encyclopedia > Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis

The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis is a U.S. organization founded circa 2002 to support removal of marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. The group was organized immediately after the U.S. Court of Appeals denied the High Times/Jon Gettman petition to reschedule cannabis, ruling that the petitioners were not sufficiently injured to have standing to challenge the Drug Enforcement Administration's interpretation of the scientific record in federal court. On October 8, 2002, the Coalition filed a new petition to have cannabis rescheduled under federal law. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cannabis is a plant also known as Cannabis sativa, hemp, or marijuana. ... The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was enacted into law by the Congress of the United States as Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. ... High Times is a United States based magazine. ... Gettman at the Third National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics. ... Since 1973, the DEA has enforced the drug laws in the United States. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The organizations comprising the Coalition are[1]:

The American Alliance for Medical Cannabis, or AAMC, is a pro-medical cannabis organization whose goals include patient advocacy, patient rights, and support. ... Americans for Safe Access bills itself as the largest national grassroots coalition working to protect the rights of patients and doctors to legally use marijuana for medical purposes. ... Gettman at the Third National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics. ... High Times is a United States based magazine. ... The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws or NORML (pronounced normal) is a US-based non-profit corporation founded in 1970 to, according to their most recent mission statement, move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by... The Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative, or OCBC, is a Californian organization whose mission is to provide seriously ill patients with a safe and reliable source of medical cannabis information and patient support. ... Patients Out of Time, or POT, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to educating public health professionals and the public about medical marijuana. ...

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Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis at AllExperts (209 words)
The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis is a U.S. organization founded circa 2002 to support removal of marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.
The group was organized immediately after the U.S. Court of Appeals denied the High Times/Jon Gettman petition to reschedule cannabis, ruling that the petitioners were not sufficiently injured to have standing to challenge the Drug Enforcement Administration's interpretation of the scientific record in federal court.
On October 8, 2002, the Coalition filed a new petition to have cannabis rescheduled under federal law.
Cannabis Health / Articles - P.O.T. (311 words)
The Coalition is only concerned with the use of existing federal laws and procedures for assessing the legal and scientific justification of the scheduling of cannabis under the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
The Coalition has advanced a detailed scientific argument that marijuana has an accepted medical use in the U.S., is safe for use under medical supervision, and has both a lower dependency liability and potential for abuse than drugs such as cocaine and metamphetamine.
The Coalition challenges the DEA determination that cannabis has no medical value in the U.S.; that cannabis is addictive; that cannabis is a toxic substance.
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