The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the federal government’s decision to classify cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance (without any accepted medical utility) is arguably “irrational,” but it is not unconstitutional.

In the case ‘United States of America v. Green’, the defendants argued that cannabis’s scheduling in the US Controlled Substances Act "has no rational basis because cannabis does not meet the statutory criteria for inclusion on Schedule I," reported NORML.

Under the law, Schedule I substances —by definition— must meet three specific criteria: “A high potential for abuse,” “no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States,” and “a lack of accepted …

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