Legalization Advocate Pushes Pa. Court To Reclassify Pot

By Matthew Santoni (April 3, 2019, 8:31 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania's classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug without any accepted medical use runs counter to the state's own medical marijuana program and should be eliminated, a defense attorney and legalization advocate told a Superior Court of Pennsylvania panel Wednesday.

Patrick Nightingale, an attorney and legalization advocate who is appealing a Beaver County man's conviction in a marijuana growing operation, argued to the three-judge panel in Pittsburgh that Pennsylvania's definition of Schedule I controlled substances as having "no currently accepted medical use" contradicted the evidence that the state legislature considered and cited in passing and implementing the state's medical marijuana program...

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