DEA Notifies Court of Marijuana Rescheduling Case; Crakers Legal Team Responds

On January 22, 2013, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration filed a Notice of Supplemental Authority with the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, Mass., in Prof. Lyle Craker's ongoing federal lawsuit against the DEA for denying him a license to grow marijuana for medical research. The filing was intended to bring to the Court's attention the outcome of a lawsuit against the DEA by Americans for Safe Access challenging the DEA's denial of a petition to reschedule marijuana, acknowledging its medical uses. In the ASA case, the Court protected the DEA's refusal to reschedule marijuana.

On January 30, 2013, Craker's legal team filed a response to inform the Court that the ASA case is not legally relevant to Craker's lawsuit.

The First Circuit Court's decision in Lyle E. Craker v. Drug Enforcement Administration is still pending.