The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) stated in a June 6, 2002 press release titled "High Court Upholds Marijuana as Dangerous Drug":

“After conducting an extensive evaluation, the FDA advised DEA that current scientific and medical evidence demonstrates that marijuana continues to meet all three statutory criteria for placement in schedule I.

DEA agreed with the HHS’s conclusions and denied the petition to reschedule marijuana saying that the evidence overwhelmingly leads to the conclusion that marijuana has a high potential for abuse.”

June 6, 2002