The Drug Enforcement Administration has officially announced that #marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act despite lobbying from advocacy groups. The “drug” will, in fact, remain illegal for any purposes and the organization reports that any sta
tes that allow marijuana for medical use or legalize it for recreational use are breaking the law as well.
Courtesy of USA TODAY:
“In reaching its conclusion, the DEA said a Health and Human Services evaluation shows marijuana has no ‘‘currently accepted medical use’’ because “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.”
“There is no evidence that there is a consensus among qualified experts that marijuana is safe and effective for use in treating a specific, recognized disorder,” the report added.
“At this time,” the DEA concluded, “the known risks of marijuana use have not been shown to be outweighed by specific benefits in well-controlled clinical trials that scientifically evaluate safety and efficacy.”
The DEA also found that marijuana has a high potential of psychological dependence, however have found that it is not a “gateway drug.”
There’s only one reason why weed is still illegal –it starts with ‘m’ and ends with ‘oney’.
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