Spin Won’t Change the Fact the President Was Wrong on Marijuana Scheduling

By: Friday January 31, 2014 1:09 pm

One of the many falsehoods was Obama said, “First of all, what is and isn’t a Schedule One narcotic is a job for Congress.” This is not what Obama believes because that is not how his administration has run drug policy during his tenure.

His administration has repeatedly made drugs Schedule I without going through Congress.

 

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Apologizes for Previously Opposing Medical Marijuana

By: Thursday August 8, 2013 11:05 am

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, one of the best known doctors in America, has issued a very public apology for previously opposing medical marijuana. He offers a well-reasoned and well-researched case for his change of opinion that is worth a read.

Medical Marijuana Gets Its Day in Federal Court Tomorrow

By: Monday October 15, 2012 11:04 am

Medical marijuana will finally get its day in federal court tomorrow. On Tuesday the United State Court of Appeals for the DC district will hear oral arguments in Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration regarding the scheduling of marijuana.

Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule I drug, which according to federal law Schedule I substances “have a potential for abuse, have no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and there is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.” Because marijuana is legally considered to have no accepted medical use it can’t be legally prescribed under federal law, even though 17 states have approved the medical use of marijuana.

Washington and Rhode Island Governors Ask Feds to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Wednesday November 30, 2011 6:48 pm

In a big move today for medical marijuana, Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire (D) and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) requested that the federal government re-schedule (reclassify) marijuana. The policy change would allow marijuana to be legally prescribed as a medicine under federal law.

Even in Deep-Red Idaho, Overwhelming Support for Medical Marijuana

By: Wednesday February 9, 2011 7:15 pm

Idaho is one of the most conservative states in the country–McCain carried it with over 61 percent of the vote in 2008–yet, even in this deep-red state, the people overwhelmingly support allowing individuals access to medical marijuana, according to a new poll.

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