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Federal appeals court considers drug reclassification petition

As the legal wrangling continues between the State of Arizona and medicinal marijuana advocates, a federal appeals court is considering whether the drug should be reclassified under federal law. The case stems from a petition filed by a medicinal marijuana group, Americans for Safe Access, that asked the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to remove the drug from the same classification that includes other dangerous and addictive substances.

Legal Arguments Heard in Arizona's Medicinal Marijuana Case

In the latest round of legal challenges over Arizona's medicinal marijuana law, attorneys for the State of Arizona and Maricopa County argued their points Superior Court last week. Both agencies believe that they cannot implement the law because it is pre-empted by federal law.