|Type||Cannabis legal reform organizations|
|Purpose||Have cannabis rescheduled under federal law.|
The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis is a U.S. organization founded c. 2002 to support removal of marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. The group was organized immediately after the U.S. Court of Appeals denied the High Times/Jon Gettman petition to reschedule cannabis, ruling that the petitioners were not sufficiently injured to have standing to challenge the Drug Enforcement Administration's interpretation of the scientific record in federal court. On October 8, 2002, the Coalition filed a new petition to have cannabis rescheduled under federal law.
The Coalition has recently filed a Petition for Writ of Mandamus. Carl Olsen of Iowans for Medical Marijuana, a former Coalition member, has filed a motion to intervene.
The organizations comprising the Coalition are:
- American Alliance for Medical Cannabis
- Americans for Safe Access
- California NORML
- Drug Policy Forum of Texas
- Jon Gettman
- High Times
- Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center
- National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
- Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative
- Patients Out of Time
- Decriminalization of non-medical cannabis in the United States
- Legal history of cannabis in the United States
- Removal of cannabis from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act
- "A Guide to Federal Drug Rescheduling (And What It Means for Cannabis)". Leafly. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
- "Marijuana Called Top U.S. Cash Crop". ABC News. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
- "National Coalition Seeks Recognition of the Accepted Medical Use of Cannabis in the United States; Petition Provides Scientific Argument For Rescheduling". The Coalition For Rescheduling Cannabis (Press release). October 9, 2002. Archived from the original on October 14, 2002.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)