Why is Marijuana Still Classified as Schedule I?

The label of marijuana as “Schedule I” is highly controversial, and ever since this declaration, there have been multiple proposals to remove its classification as a Schedule I substance. This summer the DEA will review this classification. There are, of course, arguments for both positions. A great article by┬áScientific American discusses the history of the science around marijuana, and why it was originally classified as Schedule I in 1972. To clarify, a Schedule I drug is deemed to have absolutely no medical use and is simultaneously, highly addictive. But researchers and scientists are constantly disagreeing with this assumption. According...

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