News DEA May Reschedule Marijuana Tomorrow

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  1. kinneyjames

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    it's about fucking time...
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dea-to-make-long-awaited-marijuana-announcement-thursday-2016-08-10

    A long-awaited decision that could determine the future of the U.S. marijuana industry is expected Thursday.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration said late Wednesday that it would publish its response to a congressional petition to reschedule marijuana in the Federal Register on Thursday morning.

    The announcement could have far-reaching implications for the industry, particularly if the agency chooses to change the way it regulates marijuana. Marijuana is currently filed under Schedule I, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and has no accepted medical value.


    The DEA’s response could move the drug to a less-restrictive schedule, which would allow more research under continued regulation. It could also deschedule it, which would completely remove it from the agency’s regulation, or take no action. The DEA’s email didn't indicate which course the agency might select.

    If marijuana were to be rescheduled, the current infrastructure within states that have legalized the drug for medical purposes could be completely changed. For the past 20 years, states that have legalized medical marijuana have done so outside the workings of the pharmaceutical industry, using doctor’s “recommendations” instead of prescriptions and providing it through dispensaries rather than pharmacies.

    Rescheduling medical marijuana could mean it would be treated like Vicodin, OxyContin or Adderall and be subject to the standard prescription process.

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    Good!
     
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    Schedule I is so stupid since

    Schedule 2 drugs include: hydromorphone (Dilaudid), methadone (Dolophine), meperidine (Demerol),oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), and fentanyl (Sublimaze, Duragesic). Other Schedule II narcotics include: morphine, opium, and codein"

    Holy shit, legitmate reseach can finally be conducted?! Here here! Marilize Legajuana already!

    Thanks Nixon
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    Ridiculous, you can't OD and die from pot. Should never have been illegal in the first place.
     
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    big flip who gives a crap?

    unless it would lower black market prices, then it would be great.
     
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    its always funny to me that its illegal here yet i can get it easier then i can beer
     
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    This should be every potheads argument for legalizing it.

    "Ever see intervention?"

    "Yeah"

    "Remember that episode with the pothead?"

    "No"

    "Exactly."
     
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    i predict they will tell us to fuck off and keep things as they are! :grad:
     
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    Even my drug of choice, steroids are classed as schedule III
     
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    It may be the gorilla glue #4 talking, but I'm not worried....Not gonna happen.
     
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    Something they give AIDS patients to live. I love how stupid that is. "It's dangerous, but prescribed to the most vulnerable people to live."

    But it's a synthetic hormone...like birth control! :eek:
     
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    ...it would also give rights to dispensaries and legal sellers to have bank accounts and take cash out of it. thats much safer.
     
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    I rescheduled some time for me to smoke another bowl right now
     
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    May have a bottle of this as well
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    Ri-friggin-diculous that half the states have basically legalized, but it remains up there with heroin etc. as Schedule I. That said, the current and former Obama picks for the DEA are f-tards who like the Old Nixon-era policy the way it is. So, we have a billion dollar industry that cannot bank, extend credit, make certain types of contracts, etc.
     
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    They wanted to keep beaners out.