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.