Saturday, January 31, 2015

Reschedule marijuana to Schedule 5 status

There has been talk about marijuana legalization buzzing around the net especially on yahoo. Which is good because I favor legalization. If you do too get involved in the process by writing your elected officials and getting the laws changed. There is also marijuana activist pressure on the DEA to reclassify marijuana from Schedule 1 which is defined as:

Schedule I Controlled Substances

Substances in this schedule have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for abuse.

Some examples of substances listed in Schedule I are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), peyote, methaqualone, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine ("Ecstasy").

Clearly marijuana is not even close to heroin,LSD or meth. Too argue that they are is sheer absurdity. Like I said the goal is move marijuana to Schedule 2 which is defined as:

Schedule II/IIN Controlled Substances (2/2N)

Substances in this schedule have a high potential for abuse which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.

Examples of Schedule II narcotics include: hydromorphone (Dilaudid®), methadone (Dolophine®), meperidine (Demerol®), oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®), and fentanyl (Sublimaze®, Duragesic®). Other Schedule II narcotics include: morphine, opium, codeine, and hydrocodone.

Examples of Schedule IIN stimulants include: amphetamine (Dexedrine®, Adderall®), methamphetamine (Desoxyn®), and methylphenidate (Ritalin®).

Other Schedule II substances include: amobarbital, glutethimide, and pentobarbital.

That's not good enough. I want to reschedule marijuana to Schedule 5 which is defined as:

Schedule V Controlled Substances

Substances in this schedule have a low potential for abuse relative to substances listed in Schedule IV and consist primarily of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics.

Examples of Schedule V substances include: cough preparations containing not more than 200 milligrams of codeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams (Robitussin AC®, Phenergan with Codeine®), and ezogabine.


I believe Schedule 5 is much more realistic than Schedules 1 and 2 are. If you agree contact your Congressperson and Senators and tell them to change the laws.

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