Introduction to the 1995 and 2002 Rescheduling Petitions
This is the story of the 1995 rescheduling petition and how it provided the scientific and legal foundation for the now-pending 2002 Cannabis Rescheduling petition. This narrative contains links to background information the marijuana-related research summarized in the petition and the legal basis for the current rescheduling effort.
Bibliography and Timeline
This was originally prepared as a handout for the 3rd National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics in 2004 and contains a time line and list of important reference materials for all three rescheduling efforts.
Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Cannabis and Rescheduling
This was originally prepared as a handout for the 4th National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics in 2006.
The 2002 Cannabis Rescheduling Petition
This is a PDF version of the complete document and contains a review of research on marijuana from the late 1990s by Jon Gettman, Franjo Grotenherman and Gero Leson. (243 KB PDF)
The 1995 Cannabis Rescheduling Petition
This is an HTML version of the earlier 1995 rescheduling petition by Jon Gettman and contains a review of research on marijuana from the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Scientific Evaluations of Cannabinoid Drugs by HHS under the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act:
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); August 16, 1982 (1027 kb .pdf file)
Marijuana Plant Material; May 13, 1983 (2028 kb .pdf file)
Nabilone; April 25, 1986 (846 kb .pdf file)
DEA Actions on the Scheduling of Marinol and Marijuana
Federal Register (FR) filings from 1994 to present are available at GPO Access.
Proposed Rule for Marinol
Federal Register, Volume 63, Number 214. November 5, 1998. pg 59751-59753.
Final Rule for Marinol
Federal Register, Volume 64, Number 127. July 2, 1999 pg 35928-35930
Notice of Denial of Petition (1995 Cannabis Rescheduling Petition)
Federal Register, Volume 66. Number 55. April 18, 2001 pg 20037 20076
Background and Correspondence Concerning the 1995 Rescheduling Petition
Original Letter to Attorney General Janet Reno; October 14, 1994 (356 kb .pdf file)
DEA Response to Original Letter; January 13, 1995 (25 kb .pdf file)
First Letter to Senator Warner; January 19, 1995 (50 kb .pdf file)
DEA Response to First Congressional Inquiry; March 1, 1995 (103 kb .pdf file)
Second Letter to Senator Warner; March15, 1995 ( 371 kb .pdf file)
DEA Response to Second Congressional Inquiry; April 21, 1995 (79 kb .pdf file)
Position of Senator Warner; July 14, 1995 (39 kb .pdf file)
DEA Accepts Petition for Filing; July 27, 1995 (81 kb .pdf file)
Petitioner’s Inquiry of March 14, 1997 ( 166 kb .pdf file)
Petitioner’s Inquiry of September 26, 1997. (129 kb .pdf file)
Petitioner’s Inquiry of October 14, 1997. (119 kb .pdf file)
DEA Forwards Petition to HHS for Review; December 19, 1997 (51 kb .pdf file)
HHS March 27, 1996 Response to Inquiry Regarding Triennial Report to Congress on Drug Abuse and Drug Abuse Research. (75 kb .pdf file)
HHS December 22, 2000 Status Report on Rescheduling Petition. (124 kb .pdf file)