Feds Now Accepting Public Comments on Potential Rescheduling of Marijuana

Starting today, the federal government is accepting public comments regarding the potential rescheduling of marijuana as a schedule 1 controlled substances (which puts it alongside drugs such as heroin).

Marijuana StudiesIn response to the United Nations World Health Organization announcing that they will soon review the current international classification of marijuana, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is themselves starting a review, and are asking “interested persons” to submit comments regarding the potential rescheduling of marijuana. The public comment period will  be open from today, to April 23.

The FDA is seeking input on the “abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use of” marijuana and its compounds such as THC and CBD.

Those giving their input can submit up to 5,000 characters and can also attach relevant documents. Commenters have the option of including, or not including their contact information.

Those wanting to submit public comment can do so by clicking here.

3 comments

    • Joe Monti on April 11, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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    Marijuana should never have been classified as a schedule 1 drug in the first place. It never has been a “gateway” drug to anything more harmful. Those who chose to try psychedelic drugs did/do them for other reasons other than getting high. Marijuana is also shown to have beneficial medicinal properties which need to be utilized in response to the opioid epidemic. Marijuana should NOT become a pharmaceutical drug in the sense where big pharma has sole rights to manufacture it either. I would suggest private enterprise whose one and only purpose would be to provide the drug to the citizens. Which would make it easier to keep an eye on. Licensing to be done by the federal government to those individuals willing to start this business.

  1. Legalize marijuana it is a medicine

    • Bradley nigh on April 10, 2018 at 9:03 am
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    I love weed it helps me with so many things and I feel that it should be legal like cigarettes

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