42 Wash. lawmakers ask DEA to reclassify marijuana

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- More than three dozen Washington state lawmakers are asking the federal government to reclassify marijuana.

IN a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Monday, the lawmakers said they supported Gov. Chris Gregoire's previous request on the issue. Reclassifying marijuana as a Schedule II drug would allow it to be prescribed by doctors and handled by pharmacists.

Seven Republican lawmakers are among the 42 who have signed on to the letter.