Increasing Use of Medical Marijuana

1600 Words Jan 29th, 2018 6 Pages
And with the states legalizing this drug for medical purposes it is a wonder why people don’t care to realize that it is still very illegal under federal law for any use. The research is based on the states of Washington and Rhode Island petitioning the federal government on reclassifying marijuana as a drug that is accepted with medical uses, saying they want to regulate this distribution without putting any type of risk for federal persecution. This motion by—Christine Gregoire of Washington, whom is a Democrat, and Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, whom is independent and used to be a Republican.
There is no safe system in the state and federal law to supply legitimate people who need medical marijuana as what was mentioned to Michele M. Leonhart, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Marijuana is currently classified by the federal government as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, the same category as heroin and L.S.D. Drugs with that classification, which has a high potential for abuse and no current medical use in treatment in the United States.
The governors want marijuana reclassified as a Schedule II controlled substance, which would put it in the same category as drugs like cocaine, opium and morphine. The federal government says that those drugs have a strong potential for abuse and addiction, but that they also…
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