DEA Makes Decision on Whether or Not to Reschedule Cannabis

deaDespite earlier reports that the DEA was set to reschedule cannabis this month, the agency has announced that they will retain cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, while easing restrictions on those wanting to research the plant.

In reaching its conclusion, the DEA says that an evaluation shows that cannabis has no ‘‘currently accepted medical use’”, noting that “the drug’s chemistry is not known and reproducible; there are no adequate safety studies; there are no adequate and well-controlled studies proving efficacy; the drug is not accepted by qualified experts; and the scientific evidence is not widely available.”

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Hillary Clinton Announces Support for Rescheduling Cannabis

HIllary ClintonHillary Clinton has announced that she supports removing cannabis as a schedule 1 controlled substance, which means it has “no known medical value” and is in the same category as drugs such as heroin. Clinton wants to reschedule cannabis to schedule 2, the same category as OxyContin and Adderall.

Clinton’s announcement, which was made during a recent town hall in South Carolina, comes just days after her primary rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, introduced legislation to fully end cannabis prohiibtion on the federal level by removing it entirely from the federal controlled substances list, rather than simply rescheduling it.

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