DEA keeps marijuana off medicinal path

The new policy limits the number of universities that will be allowed to grow marijuana.

According to Robert Sievers, professor of chemistry, University of Colorado, who studies cannabinoids. Marijuana will still remain a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substance Act, alongside LSD and heroin.

However, the DEA has decided not to change marijuana’s Schedule 1 classification, which lists the drug alongside heroin, indicating that marijuana has a “high potential for abuse”. Even if a license was granted, to study a Schedule I substance,…

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