In a landmark appeal that could change U.S. drug policy forever, nine amicus briefs were filed with the U.S. Supreme Court demanding that the federal statute that criminalizes marijuana, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), be declared unconstitutional.

The briefs supported the grant of certiorari in Washington v. Barr, in which former NFL player and current cannabis business operative Marvin Washington claims that the CSA is unconstitutional by blocking patient access to the medication and sits in contradiction with the U.S. government’s own statements.

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