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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 05:43 PM
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14. no need to pass a bill. simply hold the rescheduling hearing
the one that the American Medical Asso. called for a few years ago.

reschedule cannabis as schedule V

Schedule V.

(A) The drug or other substance a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule IV.

(B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.

(C) Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule IV."<20>

No controlled substance in schedule V which is a drug may be distributed or dispensed other than for a medical purpose.<25>

Drugs in this schedule include:

Cough suppressants containing small amounts of codeine (e.g., promethazine+codeine);
Preparations containing small amounts of opium or diphenoxylate (used to treat diarrhea);
Pregabalin (Lyrica), an anticonvulsant and pain modulator.
Some centrally-acting anti-diarrhoeals, such as diphenoxylate (Lomotil) when mixed with atropine to make it unpleasant for people to grind up, cook, and inject. Difenoxin with atropine (Motofen) has been moved to Schedule IV. Otherwise the drugs are in Schedule II.

And Obama can tell the DoJ to stop raiding mmj facilities in the states that have passed laws allowing medical use.

Congress should vote to decriminalize and let states handle this issue - but an asshole in Texas (that's not Perry) has vowed not to let this legislation out of committee.

But the truth is that our govt. is failing to uphold majority opinion on this issue - and, therefore, our govt is not representative on this issue. The reason for this most surely has to do with creating a protected class of corporate citizen, given the rescheduling of cannabis for pharma cos.

This IS a big issue for people who have MS, cancer, auto-immune diseases - Obama sounds like Reagan blowing off people with AIDS by refusing to acknowledge that current policy hurts people in this nation far more than it helps anyone... other than those who stand to make money off of continued prohibition.
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