Mar 18, 2019 Rescheduling marijuana is essential says Fairfax criminal lawyer
Rescheduling marijuana is essential, says Fairfax criminal lawyer
Rescheduling marijuana away from being a Schedule I or even Schedule II drug, federally, is essential. A federal Schedule I controlled substance is a dangerous drug that has no recognized medicinal benefits; that is how marijuana currently is scheduled in federal law. A Schedule II drug is one that has recognized medicinal benefits, but is classified as very dangerous.
Rescheduling of hash oil is essential in Virginia
As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I am delighted that non-hash oil marijuana is unclassified and is treated less harshly for criminal penalties than cocaine, heroin, LSD and other more harmful drugs. I urge that Virginia end its classification of hash oil as a Schedule I drug, and simply treat it as non-hash oil marijuana for penalty purposes.
Changing marijuana’s scheduling has been recommended by WHO and might finally be on the horizon federally
The World Health Organization recently recommended rescheduling marijuana. Following that recommendation, the United States Food and Drug Administration solicited public comments through March 14, 2019, about whether to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I. The FDA’s solicitation specifically invites the public to “submit comments about the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations to impose international manufacturing and distributing restrictions, under international treaties, on certain drug substances. The comments received in response to this notice will be considered in preparing the United States’ position on these proposals for a meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, Austria, March 18-22, 2019. ”
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