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Medical marijuana rumors CONFIRMED

November 30, 2011

UPDATED: Governor Chafee and Washington Governor Chris Gregoire are filing a petition with the Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana as a schedule two drug. More later.

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Last night I got a brief press release in my email inbox-

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Governor Chafee and Washington Governor Chris Gregoire

to Hold Media Conference Call to Discuss Medical Marijuana

Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Washington Governor Chris Gregoire will hold a media conference call tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30, at 3:10 p.m. to discuss medical marijuana.

The 3:10pm start time immediately provoked jokes on twitter about what might happen one hour and ten minutes later.

The rumor is Governor Chafee will be calling on the federal government to reclassify medical marijuana- changing it from schedule 1 controlled substance, which means it has no medical use, to  schedule 2 or 3, which would define the drug as habit forming but medically useful.

I called Christine Hunsinger from the Governor’s office to confirm this rumor. She said I’d have to wait for Chafee’s press call. I’ll be live tweeting the announcement, so if you want to know right away, follow me @mhallRI.

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