DEA To Reclassify Marijuana, Effectively Legalizing Medical Cannabis, Report Says

The DEA will officially reclassify cannabis as a prescription-only, Schedule II drug on Aug. 1, 2016, a report published on the weekend claims. If true, that means medical marijuana could be legal by prescription — and perhaps only by prescription — in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the US territories. Note: Reporters at The Daily Chronic question the accuracy of this report.

The US Drug Enforcement Agency will legalize medical cannabis nationwide on August 1, 2016, according to an unnamed DEA lawyer quoted in a Santa Monica Observer report a few hours ago.

DEA officials back in February said they were considering whether cannabis should remain a Schedule I drug, the DEA’s strictest designation.

Examples of other Schedule I drugs in the US are LSD, heroin, peyote and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), drugs believed to have high abuse potential and little or no medical value.

We are waiting official comment from the DEA to confirm...

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