Marijuana Moment are reporting..
A federal lawsuit is stepping up pressure on the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to release a letter at the center of the Biden administration’s recent recommendation that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reschedule marijuana.
A complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., by attorney Matthew Zorn says the letter “has become an item of public interest” and asks the court to compel HHS to release what the suit calls “improperly held agency records.”
The existence of the ostensible rescheduling recommendation letter, from HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine to DEA Administrator Anne Milgram, was referenced in an August 30 report by Bloomberg News, though it has not yet been made public. The same day that article was published, an HHS spokesperson confirmed to Marijuana Moment that the department “provided its scheduling recommendation for marijuana to the DEA on August 29, 2023.”
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