Black People Politics : Marijuana to remain illegal, Sanders and Clinton Respond

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    Marijuana to remain illegal under federal law, DEA says
    August 11, 2016

    Marijuana advocates who hoped the cascade of states moving to legalize medical marijuana would soften the federal stance on the drug faced disappointment Thursday as the Drug Enforcement Administration announced it will keep marijuana illegal for any purpose.

    Marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act. Substances in Schedule 1 are determined by the Food and Drug Administration to have no medical use. States that allow marijuana for medical use or legalize recreational use remain in defiance of federal law.

    The announcement to be published Friday in the Federal Register relaxes the rules for marijuana research to make it easier for institutions to grow marijuana for scientific study. The DEA currently authorizes just one grow facility in Mississippi.

    In reaching its conclusion, the DEA said a Health and Human Services evaluation shows marijuana has no ‘‘currently accepted medical use’’ because "the drug’s chemistry...​

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...na-remains-illegal-under-federal-law/88550804





    Hillary Clinton Campaign Says She Would Reschedule Marijuana
    August 11, 2016

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to reschedule marijuana if she is elected in November, according to a statement issued by the campaign.

    While the Drug Enforcement Administration denied a petitionearly Thursday to remove marijuana from its Schedule I list under the Controlled Substances Act, leaving the drug lumped in with heroin, LSD and other elicit substances, the Clinton campaign thinks that rescheduling the drug serves a higher purpose.​

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    http://time.com/4449322/hillary-clinton-marijuana-schedule-dea/


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    http://www.ibtimes.com/2016-candida...clinton-would-reschedule-pot-she-says-2400764
     
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