The Ninth Circuit has granted oral argument in Sisley v. DEA, NO. 20-71433 (9th Cir.)--the case in which Matt Zorn and I represent Scottsdale Research Institute, Dr. Suzanne Sisley, and several veterans in a challenge the five-part test DEA has used to keep marijuana in Schedule I for decades despite a historic wave of acceptance of marijuana as medicine by the traditional gatekeepers of the medical practice in our federal system--the States.
The Court has set the case for argument on June 10, 2021, and will hear 20 minutes of argument per side--the most oral argument time allotted to any case that setting:
Whether we will appear in person remains to be seen. If we do, it will be in the William N. Nakamura Federal Courthouse in Seattle.
Many thanks to the best paralegal in the business, Delonda Dean for going above and beyond in this case. And finally, we remain very grateful for amicus support from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, Lisa L. Pittman, Coats Rose, P.C., Nicole Phillis (she/her/hers), Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Erica Harris, and Susman Godfrey LLP!