HHS Recommends Marijuana Scheduling Change Using FDA Data

By Jessica Karins / August 30, 2023 at 5:43 PM
HHS has recommended to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that marijuana be moved from a Schedule I to a Schedule III drug under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), a move that would allow it to be made available via prescription and increase its availability in medical research, winning immediate praise from Democrats who favor decriminalization. Bloomberg reported Wednesday (Aug. 30) that the recommendation was based on an extensive review of evidence on the control status of marijuana by FDA,...

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