Fourteen Republican federal lawmakers are voicing their opposition to a key federal agency’s recent recommendation that marijuana be rescheduled.
In a letter to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration chief Anne Milgram, eight Republican senators and six GOP representatives declared the Department of Health and Human Services’ Aug. 29 recommendation to move marijuana from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 of the Controlled Substances Act part of an “irresponsible” “pro-pot agenda” and urged that MJ remain listed among the most dangerous drugs.
The letter was sent to Milgram because it’s now up to her and federal attorneys to consider relevant questions of law and policy in a review of the recommendation by Health and Human Services (HSS).
It’s unclear when the DEA will move on the HHS recommendation, but experts predict it could be as early as this year.
“Any effort to reschedule marijuana should be based on proven
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