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DQA Petitioners Threaten Law Suit Over HHS Delay on Medical Marijuana Petition
Americans for Safe Access filed a Data Quality Act petition with HHS regarding HHS's statements about medical marijuana. The HHS denied the DQA petition in the Agency's initial administrative decision. The HHS has not yet decided the Petitioners' administrative appeal of the Agency's initial denial.
In a letter dated October 25, 2005, Americans for Safe Access told HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt that they will sue HHS in federal court if the Agency does not decide their administrative appeal by November 30, 2005. The stated purpose of the lawsuit is "to address your department's illegal and unwarranted delay in responding to our appeal of your denial of our Request for Correction under the Data Quality Act...."
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