BREAKING: DEA Makes Major Decision On Marijuana, Millions FURIOUS

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Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

Marijuana. A plant that grows out of the ground and for some people, is enjoyable to smoke or eat or whatever. 

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Many claim that it is harmless. Some claim that it is a gateway drug to harsher drugs like meth, heroin, coke, crack and pills. I agree, to a degree.

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Marijuana does have medicinal values to an extent. Cancer patients benefit by an increase in appetite when smoking the buds. My father in law is proof of that. However, now all he does is smoke pot non-stop and is rendered basically useless.

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Kids smoke pot and are lazy and unmotivated.

But I’m not here to slam pot or pot smokers.

This is about the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) considering reclassifying marijuana under federal law but the plant will not be made legal.

FOX reports that the Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday rejected calls to relax a nearly five decade-classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug on par with heroin and ecstasy, dealing a blow to pro-legalization advocates and the budding pot industry.

The DEA, in making its long-awaited announcement, said the decision to keep marijuana as a “Schedule 1” narcotic “is tethered to the science.”

“Right now, the science doesn’t support [the reclassification],” Chuck Rosenberg, acting DEA administrator, said.

In a separate interview with National Public Radio, Rosenberg said the decision “isn’t based on danger” but rather on “whether marijuana, as determined by the FDA, is a safe and effective medicine. And it’s not.”

The government’s decision was announced in the Federal Register. Despite the punt on pot, the DEA did agree to open the door to more medical research on cannabis and its effects.

Currently, marijuana is classified as a “Schedule 1” drug with no “accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” That puts it in the same category as ecstasy and gamma-hydroxybutyrate, known commonly as the “date rape” drug.

The decision to keep that classification continues the widening disconnect between state and federal policy.

Twenty-five states have taken matters into their own hands — sanctioning some form of the plant for medical purposes.

Colorado, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and the District of Columbia have taken it a step further, legalizing its recreational use.  And in November, a handful of other states including California, Nevada, Arizona, Massachusetts and Maine, will have recreational or medical marijuana proposals on their ballots.

While at this time it will remain a Schedule I substance, it will not stay that way for long. Many people across the political spectrum are beginning to support legalizing marijuana, either for recreational or for medical use.

This has been a position long advocated by civil libertarians and many liberals. The libertarians offer a rather strong case for legalizing the plant, and bring up points such as the massive growth of the government in the drug war, and the fact that marijuana is not a lethal drug (contrary to many people’s opinion).

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good idea to inhale the plant, but there is a legitimate question presented. Should the government classify a natural growing plant as a deadly substance, and make its use or possession highly illegal?

Well, not surprisingly, the federal government says yes. But before long, I am willing to bet that all 50 states will have some form of marijuana legalization, thus making enforcement of federal marijuana laws effectively impossible.

Only time will tell. But for now, at the federal level, Cannabis will remain a Schedule I substance.

Let us know what you think about this! 

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Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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