DEA Still Classifies Marijuana as Highly Dangerous Drug

Submitted on Jul 21, 2011

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced that medical marijuana "has no accepted medical use, and should continue to be classified as a Schedule I drug." Schedule I drugs include marijuana, ecstasy, LSD and heroin and "are considered to have a high tendency for abuse and have no medical use." The DEA made this decision almost a decade after medical marijuana supporters approached the government to "reclassify the drug in light of research about its effectiveness in treating certain diseases such as multiple sclerosis and glaucoma." Read the full story here or click here to view the letter published by the DEA in the Federal Register.