MAY 11, 2012 - US COURT OF APPEALS HEARS ORAL ARGUMENTS IN LYLE CRAKERS AGAINST THE DEA
“On May 11, 2012, the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, Mass., heard oral arguments in the case of Lyle E. Craker v. Drug Enforcement Administration. The arguments are the culmination of 11 years of administrative and legal proceedings in response to the DEA’s denial of a license to Craker to start a production facility under contract to MAPS to grow marijuana exclusively for privately funded, federally regulated medical research. Craker’s attorney from Washington, D.C., law firm Covington & Burling LLP, which is representing Craker pro bono, clarified the issues facing the court and urged the judges to require the DEA to issue Craker’s license.
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) “U.S. First Circuit Court Hears Oral Arguments in Lyle Craker v. Drug Enforcement Administration,” maps.org, May 11, 2012