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 accepted medical user and denying the petition of NORML to
 rescheduie marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II of the
 Controlled Substances Acts 54 FR 53767. On April 26, 1991t
 the United States Court of Appeals for the District of
 Columbia Circuit remanded the matter to the Administrator
 for clarification of DEA_s interpretation of the term
 _'current!y accepted medical use in treatment in the United
 States." Alliance For Cannabis Thera eutics v. DEAs 930
 F.2d 936.
 Following a review of the entire record in this matter,
 and a comprehensive re-examination of the relevant statutory
 standard, I conclude that marijuana has no currently
 accepted medical use and must remain in Schedule Io Further
 hearings are unnecessary since the record is extraordinarily
 complete, all parties had ample opportunity and wide
 latitude to present evidence and to brief all relevant
 issues, and the narrow question on remand centers
 exclusively on this Agency's legal interpretation of a
 statutorily-created standard_
 Summary of the Decision
 Does the marijuana plant have any currently accepted
 medical use in treatment in the United States, within the
 meaning of the Federal Controlled Substances Acts 21 UoS.Co
 80!_ et seqo? Put simplye is marijuana good medicine for

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