Federal on war on marijuana (pictured above) up for review in District Court in California.
In a surprise case with far-reaching ramifications and global symbolism, a federal judge in California will review evidence this week as part of a defense motion to declare the government’s 40 year-old war on marijuana unconstitutional.
U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly J. Mueller concluded hearings Thursday in Sacramento on a preliminary motion by the defense in the case ofU.S. v. Schweder. San Francisco attorney Zenia Gilg and Heather Burke motioned to declare unconstitutional the continued classification of marijuana in Schedule I, and Judge Mueller allowed it — forcing a hearing on the issue.