5 Reasons the DEA's Marijuana Ruling Is Absurd and Indefensible
|5 Reasons the DEA's Marijuana Ruling Is Absurd and Indefensible||Darrell Miller||12/31/16|
December 31, 2016 11:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: 5 Reasons the DEA's Marijuana Ruling Is Absurd and Indefensible
On December 14, 2016, in the Federal Register, DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg made cannabis a Schedule I controlled substance by making it illegal to use. People suffering from medical issues often use cannabis (CBD) and CBD oil in their treatment. Opponents to the new classification argue that cannabis should not be included in Schedule 1 drugs. For starters, they say it’s not psychoactive, addictive, or dangerous. Also, the US government has conducted research on the drug and concluded that it has medical benefits. In addition, it has been helpful in treating other coditions, like seizures and schizophrenia.
- That last bit about treaty provisions? That’s the justification for the move. It’s meant to make the United States more compliant with treaties and agreements involving drug and narcotics control.
- It’s an extract that has promising medical value, and by placing it under the Schedule I umbrella, the DEA is doing more harm than good.
- They’re basically taking medicine from sick people with this move. It’s really hard to justify. Maybe even an indefensible move.
"While it’s possible to abuse marijuana (along with anything else), dependence and addiction are rare."