Quote:Memo also underscores how little marijuana is being made available for research purposes
Quote:In a lengthy memo to lawmakers, the Drug Enforcement Administration said it hopes to decide whether to change the federal status of marijuana "in the first half of 2016."
Quote:Marijuana shares Schedule 1 status with heroin, and it is more strictly regulated than the powerful prescription painkillers that have killed more than 165,000 people since 1999.
Quote:...organizations such as the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics have called on the DEA to change the drug's scheduling status.
Quote:But the DEA has rebuffed numerous previous attempts at rescheduling, sometimes after decades of stonewalling, and in at least one case overrode the recommendation of its own administrative judge.
Gotta keep the free cash flowing.
Quote:The current memo, written in conjunction with the heads of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of National Drug Control Policy, also provides a detailed look at how the federal government provides marijuana to researchers. Currently, the government grants a monopoly on marijuana production for research purposes to one program at the University of Mississippi. "Because of this monopoly, research-grade drugs that meet researchers’ specifications often take years to acquire, if they are produced at all," a Brookings Institution report argued last year.
Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor