Lawsuit Takes Aim at Trump Administration Marijuana Policy

This is not the first time lawyers have sought to use the courts to question whether marijuana should still be classified as a so-called Schedule 1 drug under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, the most restrictive category reserved for the most dangerous narcotics. Many of those efforts have come in criminal cases, and judges — including those on the United States Supreme Court — have routinely upheld Congress’s decision to make marijuana illegal.

The current legal action is a somewhat rare attempt to use civil claims to legalize weed and has offered some novel arguments as

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