Cannabis Court

As the marijuana industry explodes across the nation and state laws trend toward legalization and decriminalization, the federal government’s staunch stance against the happy little plant may seem at odds with public opinion.

Aside from enjoying the ire of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, marijuana sits at the top of the DEA’s list of controlled substances. The only way to knock it down requires a lengthy FDA process that, while progress continues with Phoenix-based researcher Sue Sisley’s study, may take years.

But as the old adage goes, there’s more than one way to smoke a bowl.

Now, a group of marijuana advocates have recently brought a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Drug Enforcement Agency challenging the constitutionality marijuana’s status as a Schedule I drug.

Drugs populating the highest tier of the list are determined to have “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” You know, like alcohol. This

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