About the Coalition to Reschedule Cannabis

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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 activity.