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Obama to concede some-more pot research, though DEA says it’s still a Schedule we drug

The DEA again refused to declassify marijuana’s standing as a Schedule we drug today, that it defines as carrying “no now supposed medical use and a high intensity for abuse.”

This comes usually a day after a New York Times said that a Obama administration skeleton to concede some-more universities to grow pot plants for research. Currently, usually a University of Mississippi has that privilege.

While a DEA’s proclamation unhappy pot advocates, a Obama administration’s preference to concede serve investigate came as good news for those who wish that a sovereign supervision will  loosen a position on pot.

Until now, there’s been a bit of a catch-22.

The DEA won’t declassify pot until a FDA confirms a medicinal qualities, though a FDA won’t do that until there is some-more concrete research. Mississippi’s corner on flourishing pot has singular research, though that could change soon.

While marijuana’s stream sequence in no approach affects Prop 64 — a list magnitude that could make recreational pot use authorised statewide — many Californians are still following a DEA’s preference closely. Marijuana’s Schedule we sequence imposes a high taxation weight on those in a cannabis industry. Some think that it could forestall a recreational pot attention from unequivocally holding off if Prop 64 passes in November.

Should be personal as a Schedule we drug? Do we consider a sovereign supervision should concede increasing pot research?

Tune in subsequent Wednesday during noon for a promote of “CA Counts Town Hall: The pros and cons of legalizing recreational marijuana.” Larry Mantle and Capital Public Radio’s Beth Ruyak will assuage a row of experts in Sacramento as they discuss a merits of Prop. 64.

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Chris Ingraham, Washington Post contributor with a penetrating eye on pot news; he tweets from @_cingraham


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