Marijuana Remains in the Same Category as Heroin, No Approval for Medical Use by DEA
If you woke up tomorrow morning and the Louisiana legislature announced they would legalize marijuana for medical use, don’t expect the federal government to uphold it. The DEA still doesn’t believe that enough scientific evidence has been collected to prove it’s medical benefits, and claims “high potential for abuse” if it were legalized for medical use.
According to CNN, The Drug Enforcement Administration has declared marijuana will remain a Schedule l controlled substance, thus keeping it in the same category as heroin, LSD and Ecstasy.
The University of Mississippi is the only federally licensed program allowed to legally grow marijuana for scientific studies. The DEA is making changes in its policy that will allow more places to grow marijuana for research.
There are currently at least twenty-five states including the District of Columbia that allow the use of medical marijuana.