Citing medical marijuana, NJ court orders state review of `dangerous’ label

In a striking move Tuesday, a New Jersey appeals court ordered a regulatory agency to consider changing the decades-old classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no value, especially since the state now has a medical-marijuana program that is helping patients.

In 1971, when New Jersey adopted the federal classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 dangerous substance, deemed the most dangerous of drugs along with heroin and LSD, there may have been no widely accepted medical uses for marijuana, the three-judge panel said in its 19-page decision.  But “medical benefits from the use of marijuana more at