Marijuana Law – Keyed to Mikos
United States v. Honneus
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Defendant alleged that the Government did not prove that he was guilty of dealing with Cannabis sativa L. Further, Defendant introduced Dr. Richard Schultes testimony in which Dr. Schultes stated that genus Cannabis only derived from one plant. A generation later, Lamarck named a Cannabis specimen from India “indica.” Likewise, in the 1920’s Russian botanist published a study naming a third variant in the genus Cannabis named “ruderalis.” Nevertheless, Dr. Schultes the “usually accepted view,” ignored the other two specimen findings, and claimed there was only one species of Cannabis. Now, Dr. Schultes agrees with the previous studies and believes Cannabis is composed of three species. Moreover, the district court held that Congress meant to include all specimens of marihuana producing Cannabis when using the term “Cannabis sativa L.”
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