In a landmark decision issued on January 23rd, the US Court of Appeals rejected a petition to consider the Federal reclassification of marijuana from a Schedule I substance in the Control Substance Act.

You can read the text of the decision here.

You can read an NBC News article about the decision here.

What this means is that, with no removal of marijuana from Schedule I of the CSA, despite the State legalization of recreational marijuana use in Washington and Colorado, for the time being, marijuana will remain illegal in the United States.