State v. Palmer

In State v. Palmer, 96 Wn.2d 573, 637 P.2d 239 (Wash. 1981), the Supreme Court of Washington rejected Palmer's contention that the State Board of Pharmacy had abused its discretion in not reclassifying marijuana as a Schedule II drug. The Court noted that while the executive secretary of the Board had recognized that "some doctors have recommended [use of marijuana] to their patients," he had defined an "acceptable medical use" as meaning that the "substance is accepted among practicing physicians generally and also accepted by the United States Food and Drug Administration." Id. at 240.