Reclassify Cannabis

California Formally Requests Feds Reclassify Cannabis

Back in November last year, voters in California approved a ballot issue that made marijuana legal throughout the state. Now, its lawmakers are officially calling for federal reclassification of cannabis. Currently, the federal government categorizes weed as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. A joint resolution, approved on Thursday by the California of Assembly, reads: “The legislature urges the Congress of the United States to pass a law to reschedule marijuana or cannabis and its derivatives from a Schedule I drug to an alternative schedule, therefore allowing the legal research and development of marijuana or cannabis for medical use.” The resolution passed with a majority vote of 60 to 10. Schedule I is the most restrictive category in the Controlled Substances Act. It is for drugs that have a high potential for abuse and no medicinal value. Scientists have long been moaning that listing cannabis …

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