9th Circ. Skeptical Of Researcher's Shot At DEA Pot Rule

Law360 (June 10, 2021, 9:56 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit panel considering whether to order the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reconsider a denied petition to reschedule marijuana appeared to be hung up on whether the case was properly before them at oral arguments Thursday.

Counsel for the challenger, Dr. Suzanne Sisley, faced a steady stream of questions from the panel about whether there was precedent for someone who wasn't part of the original descheduling petition to appeal it, leaving little time to address the basis of their fight against the DEA.

Sisley's appeal was based on a 2020 petition filed by Stephen Zyskiewicz, a software programmer who...

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