Francis L. Young, former Chief Administrative Law Judge at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), made the following statement in his 1988 ruling:

“The overwhelming preponderance of the
evidence in this record establishes that marijuana has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States for nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy treatments in some cancer patients. To conclude otherwise, on this record, would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious.”