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More Than A Dozen Congressional Lawmakers Demand Transparency In Marijuana Scheduling Review

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Kyle Jaeger

More than a dozen bipartisan congressional lawmakers sent a letter to top Biden administration officials on Thursday, demanding transparency in the ongoing marijuana scheduling review that the president directed last year.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) recently circulated a draft of the letter among colleagues, seeking signatories before sending the final version to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra.

The letter states that Biden’s scheduling directive represents “an opportunity to make honest assessment of the origins and implications of federal policy,” adding that “marijuana was scheduled based on stigma not science,” and it’s “time to address marijuana’s existing reality as a state-regulated substance.”

“The administrative revi