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DEA Keeps Marijuana a Schedule I Drug

Posted by Nate Hemmert on

Marijuana advocates had hoped that the numerous states adopting medical marijuana laws might soften the Federal stance on the drug, but as of late last week, those hopes are now a sunken ship. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced early Thursday that it will keep marijuana illegal for any purpose. It will remain a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act – determined by the Food and Drug Administration to have no medical use and a high potential for abuse. States that allow marijuana for medical use, or legalize recreational use, remain in defiance of Federal law. The announcement, published Friday...

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