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2012-05-10 10:24:49

BOSTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS): On Friday, May 11, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, Mass., will hear oral arguments in a federal lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration for denying University of Massachusetts-Amherst Prof. Lyle Craker a license to grow marijuana for privately funded medical research. The arguments are the culmination...

2011-08-24 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) delivered yet another blow to privately funded medical marijuana research last week, despite the Obama administration's promises to prioritize science over politics when it came to medical marijuana. On Monday, August 15, 2011, the DEA issued its final order rejecting DEA Administrative Law Judge Mary Ellen Bittner's recommendation that it would be in the public interest to grant University of...

2011-03-09 18:09:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, March 7, Professor Lyle Craker, Director of the Medicinal Plant Program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, filed the final brief in his ten-year fight to persuade the Drug Enforcement Administration to allow him to grow marijuana for medical research. Craker is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and law firm Jenner & Block. Craker is seeking a license to grow marijuana under contract to the...

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2009-01-14 08:39:48

A researcher's request to open what would have been the nation's second federally approved medical marijuana research lab was flatly declined by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Lyle Craker, a University of Massachusetts, Amherst horticulturist requested permission to grow the marijuana for research funded by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a California nonprofit that wants to develop marijuana into a legal prescription medication. DEA Administrative Law...