As reported by NPR in their article “Marijuana could soon be downgraded from a Schedule 1 drug,” the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has begun a review to assess cannabis and if it should still be classified as a Schedule 1 drug.
In a move that is long overdue to many, this review could be game-changing for how cannabis is viewed by the federal government and would be an acknowledgement that the plant has medicinal uses.
“Right now it’s a Schedule 1 drug, the highest level of control, along with LSD, heroin and ecstasy. That means it has a high potential for abuse and no medical uses. On Tuesday, a top health official sent a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly recommending that marijuana be downgraded to a Schedule 3 substance, along with ketamine and testosterone,” NPR’s Selena Simmons-Duffin said.
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