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Federal Judge Dismisses Legal Challenge to Cannabis Prohibition

Judge Hellerstein was convinced of the medical efficacy of cannabis, but ruled that this lawsuit was not the proper path for changing the legal status of marijuana. by Chris Moore A federal judge has dismissed a historic lawsuit against the federal government that sought to put an end to the federal prohibition of cannabis. The suit was filed last July by a interesting mix of plaintiffs, including a 12-year-old girl using medical cannabis to treat her epilepsy, a veteran who treats his PTSD with cannabis, and a former pro-football player who sells CBD products. The plaintiffs argued that the Schedule I classification of cannabis, which lists cannabis as a dangerous drug with no medical value, was unconstitutionally interfering with their right to have access to medicine. Although the compl...