War on Pot Defies Science, Doctors Testify in Federal Court

Three medical experts testified in federal court in California Friday and Monday that modern science renders the war on marijuana unconstitutional. Decades of medical research show the drug is not the danger the government has made it out to be, they told a federal judge.

It’s a dramatic, landmark cultivation trial in the Eastern District of California with national implications. U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly J. Mueller is allowing a hearing on a defense motion to declare unconstitutional the continued classification of marijuana in Schedule I.

Defense witnesses Gregory Carter, MD, and Carl Hart, PhD testified in Sacramento in the case of U.S. v. Schweder, saying cannabis is one of mankind’s oldest, safest therapeutic substances. The federal classification of it as both “very dangerous” and “lacking medical use” is untenable. A second doctor, Philip Denny, MD, testified Monday and Tuesday.

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