2016 THE YEAR OF MARIJUANA RESCHEDULING DRUGS?

Within the past week there has been a lot of buzz about the possibility of this year finally being the year of at least a federal marijuana rescheduling of the drug.  Following a recent smoke out Saturday at the White House supporting the veteran movement, there was also news that the DEA sent a lengthy memo to lawmakers claiming it hopes to decide whether to change the scheduling of the drug by this July.  The only result for this is has to be the enormous pressure they are now feeling as more and more people are educated on how messed up the war on drugs has been.  It’s been dragged out longer than anyone thought possible.

I think that it’s something to definitely look out for but this is far from the first time there has been talk of rescheduling with no action being taken.  The data and information has been out there that it has medical purposes, but this agency has been able to deny science in the name of enormous profits and police budgets that they have become so dependent on.  The time will come when a large majority of people will catch on to the profitable and devastating effects the prohibition of this plant has been.  There is definitely some of that going on this year, thanks to the legalization of marijuana rescheduling in 4 states already and people are taking notice.

Those states are seeing lower crime rates and most importantly, no ones going to jail for a personal harmless choice.  The possibility that 2016 is the year it is at least acknowledged officially for its medical uses and taken off the list of dangerous drugs is definitely there.  The DEA will have to listen to other associations like the AMA who are even recommending a rescheduling now.  This would be a huge victory for proponents of medical marijuana rescheduling and give protections immediately to thousands of patients from federal prosecution.  The current scheduling is the only reason for the federal raids and pretty much justifies everything they do to enforce it.  Sick people need their medicine and they may finally be left alone and treated like the legitimate patients  that they are.

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Soham Rogers

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