We frequently post about the research-demonstrated justification – from both the medical and sound social policy points of view – for “re-scheduling” or “de-scheduling” cannabis at the federal level.
Cannabis has clearly been wrongly classified since the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was passed in 1970, an act which doubled down on the severity of the penalties attached to the original 1937 prohibition…
…but what do the CSA’s classifications really mean…? Where did the “schedules” come from? Who can change them, i.e., how many parties control how cannabis is treated legally by the federal government? What are the criteria which would lead to a change?
And what is the role of various parties? What can the President, the AG, Congress, the DEA or the Dept. of Health and Human services do on their own or in cooperation with others…??
There’s also history here:
What happened to earlier attempts to reschedule cannabis?
Finally, could cannabis – as some activists call for – be “descheduled” or “decontrolled” (i.e., removed from the schedule of controlled substances altogether)?
Hint: Don’t hold your breath, but one thing is crystal clear…
Without a rational re- or descheduling of cannabis, society will never take full advantage of its potential to improve the quality of millions of lives
So. Questions, we have questions… …and… ….however ludicrously tangled the state of affairs is… ….here’s an article with some of the answers…
Click and learn…..
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