Last updated on: 6/26/2008 8:05:00 AM PST
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The New York Times stated in its 12/14/04 article "College Fails in Bid to Grow Marijuana," by Donald G. McNeil Jr.:
[Editor's Note: This DEA rejection comes after the Washington DC Court of Appeals decision of 11/29/04, which gave the DEA until 12/22/04 to reply to two lawsuits challenging the DEA's 3 1/2 year delay.]
The Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), one of the participants in that lawsuit, commented on 12/13/04:"DEA's 'Order to Show Cause' says that we have 30 days to submit an appeal for an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing and that if we don't, the application will be rejected. We will, of course, appeal and will launch yet another ALJ hearing. The 'Order to Show Cause' gives DEA's explanations for its decision. After reading how weak and fallacious DEA's arguments are, it's easy to understand why DEA didn't want to issue this ruling and had to be sued in order to force it to do so, 3 and 1/2 years after the application was initially filed."