Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis
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|Type||Cannabis legal reform organizations|
|Purpose||Have cannabis rescheduled under federal law.|
The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis is a U.S. organization founded circa 2002 to support removal of marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. The group was organized immediately after the U.S. Court of Appeals denied the High Times/Jon Gettman petition to reschedule cannabis, ruling that the petitioners were not sufficiently injured to have standing to challenge the Drug Enforcement Administration's interpretation of the scientific record in federal court. On October 8, 2002, the Coalition filed a new petition to have cannabis rescheduled under federal law.
The Coalition has recently filed a Petition for Writ of Mandamus. Carl Olsen of Iowans for Medical Marijuana, a former Coalition member, has filed a motion to intervene.
The organizations comprising the Coalition are:
- American Alliance for Medical Cannabis
- Americans for Safe Access
- California NORML
- The Drug Policy Forum of Texas
- Jon Gettman
- High Times
- The Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center
- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
- The Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative
- Patients Out of Time
- Other interested individuals.
- National Coalition Seeks Recognition of the Accepted Medical Use of Cannabis in the United States; Petition Provides Scientific Argument For Rescheduling, 9 October 2002
- The Cannabis Column - #1 The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis, High Times, 5 September 2002
- American Alliance for Medical Cannabis Joins Battle to Reschedule Cannabis
- Reschedule Cannabis