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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 05:31 AM
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Wash. (& Rhode Island) Governor(s) Wants DEA to Reclassify Marijuana
Source: Associated Press



By RACHEL LA CORTE Associated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash. December 1, 2011 (AP)
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee have filed a petition with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration asking the agency to reclassify marijuana so doctors can prescribe it and pharmacists can fill the prescription.

The governors said Wednesday they want the federal government to list marijuana as a Schedule 2 drug, allowing it to be used for medical treatment. Marijuana is currently classified a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it's not accepted for medical treatment and can't be prescribed, administered or dispensed.

Washington and Rhode Island are two of 16 states, and the District of Columbia, that have laws allowing the medical use of marijuana.

"Each of these jurisdictions is struggling with managing safe access to medical cannabis for patients with serious medical conditions," the 99-page petition and report reads. "Our work with the federal agencies has not resolved the matter."

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/wash-governor-de...
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