See How Easy It Would Be for the Obama Administration to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Friday August 22, 2014 5:00 pm

Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule I drug, classifying it as a having no acceptable medical value, which creates a lot of legal issues for those needing medical marijuana. It was put in that schedule decades ago by Congress, but the Obama administration has the power to move it to a more appropriate classification at any time.

The recent executive decision to move Hydrocodone Combination from Schedule III to II shows how it works, this same basic process could be used to move marijuana from Schedule I to II, III or IV.


This Is the Beginning of the End to the Federal War on Marijuana

By: Friday May 30, 2014 8:56 am

After fighting medical marijuana for decades the House has admitted it is what the people want and it’s here to stay. There is no going back now. Lets just hope it takes less than 18 years for Congress to acknowledge state laws legalizing recreational marijuana.

Eric Holder Admits to Putting Politics Ahead of Science on Medical Marijuana

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 11:01 am

The Controlled Substance Act says the Attorney General should evaluate a drug’s scheduling based on the science regarding its medical benefits and potential for abuse. Instead Holder is making his decision about marijuana scheduling based entirely on how much political cover he has from Congress

Eric Holder Says He’s “Satisfied” With DoJ’s Lack of Action on Marijuana Rescheduling

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 1:08 pm

During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing today Rep. Steve Cohen (D) directly pointed out to Attorney General Eric Holder that the power to reschedule any drug, including marijuana, rests with his office.

Holder Continues to Dodge Obama Admin’s Responsibility to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Friday April 4, 2014 11:25 am

Attorney General Eric Holder continues the Obama administration bizarre and dishonest behavior of pretending that rescheduling is not within the power or duties of the executive branch.

Several Plants Are Already Schedule II

By: Friday February 14, 2014 12:55 pm

Mark Kleiman defends Obama’s decision not to reschedule marijuana in general because it is not a “specific cannabis preparation” which can be subject to clinical trails proving it has accepted medical value. The problem is this argument simply doesn’t stand up given how the federal government’s drug scheduling system treats other raw plants.

The Cossacks Work for the Czar: Marijuana Rescheduling Edition

By: Friday February 14, 2014 11:15 am

The President controls the executive branch of the government. That is a big part of his job. This means much of what the “President does” isn’t technically done directly by the President, instead he orders the people who he appointed to his cabinet to carry out his policies.

18 Members of Congress Call on Obama to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 10:07 am

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) along with seventeen other members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama asking him to reschedule marijuana. The letter requests that Obama “instruct Attorney General Holder to delist or classify marijuana in a more appropriate way, at the very least eliminating it from Schedule I or II.”

The Catch-22 of Marijuana Rescheduling

By: Monday February 3, 2014 7:50 am

The controversy caused by President Obama lying about his ability to reschedule marijuana has sparked a debate about how important such a move would really be. For example, Professor Mark Kleiman claims it would have almost no impact because there is currently no FDA approved marijuana.

Supreme Court Rejects Marijuana Rescheduling Appeal

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 11:15 am

On Monday the United States Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal regarding the rescheduling of marijuana. The case Americans for Safer Access V. DEA involved a coalition of medical marijuana groups suing the U.S. government to move marijuana from Schedule I, the most serious category for drugs.

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