DEA Extends Deadline to March 11 for Response to Final Order Rejecting Craker Marijuana License

 DEA Deputy Administrator Michelle Leonhart, in response to a compelling Motion to Reconsider filed by Prof. Craker’s lawyers and to a letter to new AG Eric Holder from 16 Congressional Representatives, agreed in a February 9, 2009, Order in Response to Respondent’s Request to extend to March 11, 2009, the deadline for a response to DEA’s January 14, 2009 Final Order. In that Final Order, DEA rejected ALJ Bittner’s February 12, 2007 recommendation that it would be in the public interest for DEA to license Prof. Craker to grow marijuana for federally-licensed research. Prof. Craker’s facility would be sponsored by MAPS.