02/24/2011 10:56:44 AM PST
posted by gatekeeper50
So who will benefit most from this proposal if implemented by the Obama administration? BIG PHARMA, Of Cooourse, but I have had two standards by which Barack Obama’s presidency should be measured:
#1 has the Obama DOJ begun criminal proceedings against any Bush administration official guilty of torture and war crimes — so far that one’s a big fail. But,
#2 has Obama moved cannabis off Schedule 1 and the answer to that appears it may be ding, ding, ding, Yes, For the (Partial) Win — and even though it will still take a doctor’s prescription to get a “bag” at least all doctors will feel it legitimate to prescribe THC as readily as they hand out anti-depressants today. The major drawback to the current recommendation is that the plant would still be Schedule 1, so a lot of work still needs to be done on the total legalization of a plant indigenous to all continents.Now progressives need to make the big push to legalize the production of hemp for all the benefits it will bring to the US economy from alternative energy sources to food supplements.
A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) proposal to reclassify the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana as a Schedule III substance would allow pharmaceutical companies to market the drug while still penalizing common recreational use, according to marijuana law reform advocates.The main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabino
l (THC), is currently a Schedule I substance within the US Controlled Substances Act, the most restrictive schedule with the greatest criminal penalties.
In November 2010, the DEA proposed reclassifying dronabinol, a synthetic THC, as a Schedule III substance, which would place it among substances such as hydrocodone and allow it to be dispensed with a written or oral prescription.
“The DEA’s intent is to expand the federal government’s schedule III listing to include pharmaceutical products containing naturally derived formations of THC while simultaneously maintain existing criminal prohibitions on the plant itself,” Paul Armentano, the deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), wrote at AlterNet
USES FOR HEMP:
Hemp can be used to produce a very large variety of products from clothing to paper to building supplies to cars to fuels to food products to much, much more. Some people have called hemp the plant of 30,000 uses because it combines the utility of the soybean, the cotton plant and the Douglas Fir tree into one green package. Hemp is an environmental, renewable, reusable and recyclable resource.
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