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Rescheduling Marijuana Being Considered By Food And Drug Administration

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fda food and drug administration maijuana deaThe United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently conducting research to see if marijuana should be downgraded from Schedule 1 to a lower, more appropriate classification. The review was requested by the DEA. Before people get too excited, realize that this is not the first time the DEA has asked the FDA to conduct a review. Similar analysis was conducted in 2001 and 2006, both times resulting in no action. Per Bloomberg:

Schedule 1 drugs carry the most restrictions of the five DEA classifications and are considered substances with no medical benefit that are highly addictive. Factors the FDA considers in making a recommendation include a drug’s abuse potential, its pharmacological effect and risk to public health, according to Throckmorton’s written testimony.

“This has big implications,” said Representative John Mica, a Florida Republican, who is leading the oversight hearing on pot research as part of an examination of changing societal attitudes about the drug.

Marijuana being scheduled as a ‘substance that has no medical value’ is one of the biggest shams in American public policy. Marijuana clearly has medical value, proven by the fact that the federal government supplies medical marijuana to four patients every month. Why the DEA requested the analysis right now is unclear, however, it comes at a time when at least 30 members of Congress are calling for rescheduling. I would speculate that this is a delay tactic so the feds can say ‘we are looking into it, check back later.’ Then the FDA will let it linger for as long as possible, just to conclude that no action is needed. I’m hopeful that’s not the case, but I won’t hold my breath.

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  • Everything you said DOT COM

  • we must understand, the FDA is controlled by that elite group of mostly European decent. If they rescheduled marijuana as medicine, all those companies who want to drug test us to screen us will HAVE TO use another excuse as to why they don’t want to hire us.
    just another way to keep the smarter man down.
    which is the reason the world is so backwards all the dummies inherited the money, so they go around polluting the minds and bodies of our youth, discredit the elderly, then they all lay back and have a good laugh.
    then put out statistics which say certain groups can’t get jobs, when they know the REAL reason for this.
    AND IT’S NOT EDUCATION ANYMORE, as it used to be.

  • Toni D

    I am sick of the stalling – DEA is just stalling passing the buck …… it is not right !!! The DEA is well aware of the 10 patents FDA has approved for Cannabis based pills. Get Cannabis off the schedule list it is what the people want !!! Please vote for candidates that support Marijuana legalization – and urge celebrities actors and musicians to give to the cause. We need a big fund raisers like concerts to raise money for legal WEED !!!

  • Caleb

    Sounds like Hermetic Gnosticism to me. Nothing wrong with that

  • HempShare

    You’re all missing the point anyway. There is NO THC in Cannabis. THC is Schedule 1. Grow Baby Grow. Just be careful not to decarboxylate. Cannabis produces achenes. Cannabis/Hemp seeds are illegal. Achenes must be opened to get to the seed inside which renders the seed sterile. End of story. Import and cultivate Cannabis achenes to grow THC-free marijuana. When you’re ready to get high. Break the law and decarboxylate it. Really simple. If the police are not there to see you decaboxylate it just blame your intoxication on second hand smoke. NO wait, don’t do that. They would have a heyday on second hand pot smoke.

  • HempShare

    None of this matters. When they drag their feet out another 5-10 years they will then tell you: “Even IF we REPEAL PROHIBITION, we still must petition the United Nations to exempt us from the Single Convention on Narcotics.” Just plant seeds EVERYWHERE. Make POT like SPEEDING. EVERYBODY does it. Few get caught when ticket-writing quotas have not been met. IGNORE PROHIBITION and it WILL GO AWAY.

  • Dusty Relic

    Trust me there is weed in Australia. You don’t have to risk a mail order transaction!

  • stellarvoyager

    It will only happen when the people of the several states force it to happen!

  • MrPC

    It’s simple as 1,2,3: 1. It’s much easier to pass a bad law than to get rid of it. 2. Those that enforce these laws hate the idea of surrendering their power. 3. Unscrupulous politicians and civil servants use fear and disinformation to promote their own interests and those of their supporters.

  • mlc

    Just legalize cannabis and Hemp nationally and let the voters of each state vote on legalisation is good for there State. And all taxes from cannabis and hemp should be earmarked for college students education fund and k-12 students .this would help our nation economy by producing jobs and reducing tax dollars being.spend on For Profit Prison System and Law enforcement agencies raids. The has come to end this psycho pharmaceutical McCarthyism that the Reagan administration started and has spend over the past 30years over a trillion dollars , with nothing to show for it but destroyed American Citizens life’s. Time to end this psycho feel good war on drugs and legalize cannabis and Hemp nationally and create Jobs and not prison time for growing and smoking cannabis.

  • downthelaw

    They are great at losing the war on drugs. Because there is more drug use today then ever before and it only goes up each year. And if the DEA got completely taken away. The police could get enough funding over night to go and fight real crimes and the detectives of those polices departments could get way better research to make amazing tools for the capture of rapes and murders all over this country. But the evil, wasteful DEA blocks all that so they can fight weed smokers who hurt no one and destroy nothing but a bag of chips.

  • Krazie

    Can anyone tell me of ANY good that the DEA does? What would be the real world implications if the DEA did not exist?