By Jardine, Josh Portland Mercury, 14 Apr 2016 – WHO LIKES POT NEWS? We like pot news! Come get some pot news before it gets cold… DEA to Reschedule Cannabis… Maybe-Do you need another reason to love Elizabeth Warren? Okay, here’s one. Because of a letter the Massachusetts senator wrote in July 2015 asking the government to “facilitate scientific research on the potential health benefits of marijuana”-which was signed by not one but two Oregon senators, Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden-the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced they will decide by July if they plan to reschedule cannabis. The government has five different designated categories, or schedules, of drugs, and cannabis has always been listed as a Schedule I drug along with heroin and LSD, all of which are considered as having “no currently accepted medical use” and a “high potential for abuse.” This current designation for weed has about as much credibility as a 1981 Afterschool Special called Timmy Shot Up Some Marijuana, Turned Gay, and Died.
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