The DEA rejected the petition, saying that there wasn't a consensus of medical opinion on the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The medical marijuana advocates have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to force the DEA to hold a hearing on the issue.
On Tuesday, a lawyer for the medical marijuana advocates told the court that the DEA had misapplied the law, while a government lawyer urged the judges to deny the advocates' request, the AP reported.
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