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The Rescheduling of Marijuana

The Rescheduling of Marijuana

  1. ZenobiaSky
    The Rescheduling of Marijuana (1998)
    Written by Rick Doblin
    Sunday, 23 November 2008 17:34


    The primary legal issue is whether the medical use of marijuana is "currently accepted" under
    the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. The primary social issue is the concern
    that sanctioning the medical use of marijuana will have a deleterious effect on drug abuse
    prevention. The primary political issue concerns the possibility that rescheduling will be
    perceived as a retreat in the 'war on drugs'. Policy questions concern the proper relationship
    between governmental controls and the practice of medicine. The decision reached in this case
    will reflect on how the US government balances the legitimate medical needs of patients
    suffering from grave physical disorders against policies designed to control drug abuse.