Thanks to our good friends at MassRoots @MassRoots, breaking the news that DEA will keep Cannabis a Schedule 1 substance. Here is the reasoning behind in the Mass Roots Article: 

DEA Findings in the Decision

Despite the incredible surge in cannabis acceptance, consumption, and positive results reported by various medical patients from epileptics, to Alzheimer’s patients, to PTSD sufferers to those with chronic pain, the DEA has chosen not to reschedule cannabis, or marijuana as it refers to in the Federal Register report. (It did finally update the spelling of marijuana, losing the “h” that still exists in the original Scheduling document, however.) The DEA’s reasons for delaying rescheduling are: marijuana’s high potential for abuse, the fact that marijuana currently has no accepted medical use in the United States, and that there is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. Essentially, the DEA still feels that cannabis is addictive, and that there is not enough sound scientific measurement and knowledge about the plant’s psychological, pharmacological, and physiological effects for it to be bought in a grocery store like ibuprofen.

Chuck Rosenberg, DEA Chief, noted that the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) findings that cannabis has no “accepted medical use in treatment in the United States” and that it is still a highly abused substance provided part of the basis for his decision, according to NPR. Rosenberg stated that marijuana is not a safe and effective medicine according to the FDA, and therefore would not be rescheduled.

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Stephen Michael said...
Marijuana high potential for abuse.. Lets have the conversation of Cigarettes and liquor.
Both of them items are legal and kill more everyday than anyone ever of Marijuana.
Both are highly addictive and have ruined many lives why Mr. Government are they legal?

How can the FDA state it is not accepted for medical use, when half of the united states made it legal medically and some have recreational.
Canada, in 2018 is full country recreational legal.
In the past decade there has been more than 23,000 published studies for CBD oil alone, this does not include medical for anxiety, epilepsy, and more.

What makes me scratch my head the most, is they strait out said, "there is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision".

I just dont understand why they allow a dangerous substance like liquor and cigarettes that kill people every day and is very addictive in stores but turn
their back on a plant that yields product that has so many uses and has been medically proven to help.
Someone can become addicted to anything, I am addicted to chocolate yet you keep that on the shelves...

It will just take time, it has really been since the late 80s that doctors and scientists found the endocannabinoid system.
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