Marijuana: DEA takes nine months to brush off Colorado's reschedule-pot request

High-profile media organizations have started floating the idea of rescheduling marijuana as a way of bridging the gap between federal law and Colorado's in the wake of Amendment 64's passage. As we noted Wednesday, Colorado asked DEA administrator Michele Leonhart to consider doing so this past December. Now we know the DEA's response -- no -- and the amount of time it took the agency to deliver it -- around nine months. Documents below.
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