Peruse the US Drug Enforcement Agency's Schedule of Controlled Substances and you will find that it's actually five schedules (categories), "depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential."
Schedule I drugs are characterized as having "...high potential for abuse.... no currently accepted medical treatment use in the U.S... [and] ... a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or substance under medical supervision.
As one reads through the remaining schedules -- Schedule II, Schedule III, etc., the abuse potential decreases. Schedule V drugs represents the lowest potential for abuse.
Readers of this publication undoubtedly know Cannabis is on Schedule I. These readers will know when the Controlled Substances Act became law, and about the propaganda campaign that led up to that law, and continues to prop it up. And they will know of the hundreds of potential medicinal uses of cannabis that cannot be legally explored in the US because of the Schedule I designation.
No matter how many times the reader reviews and ponders the DEA schedules and their implications for sufferers of cancer, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress, epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease and dozens of other conditions, perhaps the most glaring need for review occurs no on Schedule I, but on Schedule II.
Because on Schedule II one finds that the federal government believes - and defends the belief with armed officers and courts and prisons - that cannabis is a worse drug than cocaine and methamphetamine.
As they say in the movies, put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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