Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Judge Mueller Leaves Marijuana on List of Dangerous Drugs
I was just reading an article over on LATimes.com
It described the way in which a U.S. District Court Judge in California had the opportunity to remove marijuana from the federal list of dangerous drugs but left it there.
The article points out that:
Mueller’s examination of marijuana’s position on the federal government’s list of most dangerous drugs was the first by a judge in decades. It came in response to a pretrial defense motion in a prosecution brought by the federal government against alleged marijuana growers.
The LA Times gave credit to TheLeafOnline for gathering and presenting some of this news story:
A pro-marijuana news blog that has been covering the case reported that Mueller said the matter was for Congress to decide.
“At some point in time, a court may decide this status to be unconstitutional,” the leafonline.com quoted Mueller as saying. “But this is not the court and not the time.”
That is pretty awesome that an activist blog is getting mentioned by a publication like the LA Times.
I gotta give a high five to the folks over at theleafonline.com for contributing a nice chunk to an LA Times article.
The article talks about Scott Chipman, an anti-marijuana guy in California. He was happy that the judge left marijuana on the list of dangerous drugs, but was upset that the judge even considered taking it off.
Hat's off to douche bag of the year Scott Chipman in California!