Federal Health Company Makes MJ Scheduling Suggestion

The U.S. Department of Health and Person Services (HHS) has obviously weighed in on where marijuana ought to appear on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s list of controlled substances– a significant issue for the marijuana industry.

However it’s not yet clear exactly what position the firm took.

The step can be found in reaction to 2 petitions filed with the federal government, according to a Sept. 30 letter from the Department of Justice to U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, one of the marijuana market’s couple of allies in Congress.

The letter, nevertheless, didn’t specify what that recommendation was.

Observers such as the San Francisco Weeklyconcluded that the health department has actually suggested the DEA modification cannabis’ status from Schedule I to a lower category, for one apparent factor: “There’s nowhere to go but down.”

The DOJ officially mentioned in September that it was “reviewing” the health...

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