Carl’s Cannabis Corner – Sunday, July 10, 2011:
My guest this week is Jason Karimi, Author of Weed Press.
| July 10, 2011 – Carl talks with Jason Karimi about the July 8, 2011 Drug Enforcement Administration final ruling on the Cannabis Rescheduling Petition:So, how do we know when the benefits have finally outweighed the risks? Only the DEA administrator knows. Understand this, a federal administrator is overruling state law on an accepted medical treatment. Congress never gave the administrator of the DEA the authority to do that. Read Gonzales v. Oregon, 546 U.S. 243, 258 (2006) (“The Attorney General has rulemaking power to fulfill his duties under the CSA. The specific respects in which he is authorized to make rules, however, instruct us that he is not authorized to make a rule declaring illegitimate a medical standard for care and treatment of patients that is specifically authorized under state law”).The petitioners say they are going to appeal on the merits, which means the current record which is 9 years old now. I’m not satisfied I am being adequately represented by the parties who filed this. Not one of those parties has taken up the issue with the state they live in for failure to file for federal reclassification. They just leave the state free to continue violating the rights of the people and bring their case directly to the federal government. That’s not fair. That is dirty and rotten.
In the 1980s the DEA rejected my first petition and the U.S. Court of Appeals ordered them to reopen my case and allow me to supplement the record with additional evidence. Folks, that’s exactly what is going on here. This is important. We can’t simply say the record was adequate.
Tune in for an interesting discussion.