The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis
(CRC) is an association of public-interest groups, medical
cannabis patients, and additional supporters.
The Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) is currently reviewing the Coalition's Cannabis
Rescheduling Petition which seeks marijuana's rescheduling
under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
CRC filed a comprehensive rescheduling
petition with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
on October 9, 2002. DEA formally accepted the petition
for filing on April 3, 2003, and per the provisions
of the CSA referred the petition to HHS in July 2004
for a full scientific and medical evaluation. This review
remains in progress.
The Cannabis Rescheduling Petition seeks
to reduce the suffering and dignify the lives of terminally
ill and other chronically affected individuals through
the rescheduling of marijuana to allow for medicinal
use under a doctor's supervision.
The members of the Coalition for Rescheduling
Cannabis represent the interests of medical cannabis
patients at the local, state, and federal level through
a variety of independent activities. The member groups
of the Coalition continue to represent the interests
of medical cannabis patients through a variety of educational
projects, legal action, legislative lobbying and political