According to the Observer, a DEA attorney who wishes to remain anonymous made it clear that the agency, on August 1st, plans to remove cannabis as a schedule 1 drug – which indicates that it has no known medical value – and place it as a schedule 2 drug, allowing it to be used for medical purposes (other schedule 2 drugs include cocaine and Oxycontin).
“Whatever the law may be in California, Arizona or Utah or any other State, because of Federal preemption this will have the effect of making THC products legal with a prescription, in all 50 states,” the attorney told the Observer.
According to the attorney, the change has a lot to due with the fact that cannabis prohibition has become a “big drain on DEA resources”, noting that a majority of Americans now support legalizing cannabis for all uses, not just medical.
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