The WAR ON WEED is almost over!
According to an ATTORNEY acting as counsel — to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration — the agency is on the cusp of LEGALIZING MARIJUANA across the NATION.
The L.A.-based lawyer told the Santa Monica Observer that the DEA plans on re-classifying marijuana as SCHEDULE II — on AUGUST 1 — which:
Will have the effect of making THC products LEGAL, with a prescription, in ALL 50 states.
***Schedule II drugs have a high potential for abuse which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence. Examples of Schedule II narcotics include: hydromorphone, methadone, meperidine, oxycodone and fentanyl***
Additionally, the attorney said that upcoming initiatives — to FULLY legalize marijuana — like the one that will be on California’s ballot in November, will still be subject to the federal classification and would therefore still require a written prescription for purchase.
So what exactly does THAT mean?!
It means that MEDICAL MARIJUANA will TRUMP all — essentially rescinding RECREATIONAL laws — and requiring all SMOKED weed to be sold at dispensaries while EDIBLES will be sold at PHARMACIES, according to the lawyer:
In my opinion, CVS pharmacy, Rite-Aid and Walgreens will sell Schedule Two THC products similar to what users call “edibles,” but will not sell smokable weed because of the health risk smoking anything entails.
So why would the government FINALLY deschedule weed? The attorney says:
Marijuana enforcement is a big drain on DEA resources [and] 75% of the American public FAVOR the legalization of marijuana for medical use.
Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, can refer to the use of cannabis and its cannabinoids to treat disease or improve symptoms; However, there is no single agreed upon definition. There is limited evidence suggesting cannabis can be used to reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, to improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, and to treat chronic pain and muscle spasms.
8/1 is the NEW 4/20!!!