Dr. Lyle Craker has received a 30-day extension

Dr. Lyle Craker has received a 30-day extension on the deadline for submitting a request for a DEA Administrative Law Judge hearing concerning DEA’s decision to deny his application for a license to establish a MAPS-sponsored marijuana production facility at UMass Amherst. The new deadline is February 8, 2005. While we were extremely reluctant to be responsible in any way for further delays in this process, which DEA has successfully managed to delay already for 3 1/2 years, we do not as of yet have our complete legal team assembled. We are seeking pro-bono representation which takes time to obtain. We have been assured that Dr. Craker’s request for a hearing will definitely be granted once we submit it, so it’s all the more important that we have our legal team ready to work on the case before we submit the request for the hearing.