Heckle: The DEA's beef against medical marijuana

The federal government has, once again, shown its unwillingness to ease its draconian stance on the issue of marijuana. On August 12, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), unsurprisingly declined to loosen its stance on the highly debated substance.

While marijuana is and will, for the time being, stay a Schedule 1 drug — meaning it has no recognized medical properties — two recent…

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