Is marijuana really getting rescheduled?
There’s been a lot of people talking about the DEA rescheduling marijuana. Most of you are probably asking, is this real or just another rumor? The answer is yes and no. The FDA sent a letter to the DEA saying marijuana should be rescheduled. The FDA is basically saying we can’t deny the fact marijuana has medicinal properties anymore. The response from the DEA was pretty much we might, we might not. They also said they would have a decision within the first six months of 2016, but we haven’t heard anything yet. Hopefully, they will come out with their decision soon.
What schedule is marijuana right now?
As of right now marijuana is a schedule I drug with ecstasy and LSD. If a drug is a schedule I the DEA says it has no medicinal values whatsoever and is one of the most dangerous drugs. Just to put that in perspective cocaine is a schedule II drug. Basically, by keeping marijuana, a schedule I the DEA is saying cocaine is better and less harmful to your health than marijuana. You would think with all the studies showing the benefits of marijuana, that they would have no choice but to reschedule or even de-schedule it. But hey it’s better late than never right?
If the DEA does reschedule marijuana what would change?
If marijuana does get rescheduled, the most likely class they would move it to is schedule II, this would put marijuana with cocaine and opiates like OxyContin, Which would be good and bad. On one hand, they are acknowledging the fact marijuana can be used as a medicine. On the other hand, it’s still illegal, and the FDA would be putting dispensaries under more scrutiny. If an MMJ clinic says, an individual strain will help relieve pain, but the FDA hasn’t found enough proof that marijuana is a good pain reliever. The dispensary owner could face prison time and hefty fines. If that happened to most dispensaries, they would be put out of business, and we want to grow our small business not hinder them. Another possibility is the DEA completely de-scheduling marijuana. That would put it on the same level as alcohol and tobacco. It’s very unlikely but hey crazier things have happened right? For the time being, we’ll have to just watch and wait to see what the DEA decides to do. That’s all I’ve got today leave a comment below and let me know what you think is going to happen. Below is a video I found that goes over rescheduling marijuana.
That’s it Stay Stoned.