“Rescheduling” is “zero sum”


So administrative rescheduling would not make “medical marijuana,” or any other kind, legal at the federal level. Its practical effect would be identically zero.What’s actually needed in the way of administrative action is to get the DEA and the Public Health Service out of the way of medical research, by breaking the University of Mississippi monopoly on research cannabis and eliminating the requirement that researchers using cannabis but no other controlled drug have the material “granted” to them by a federal agency rather than just going out and buying it. The Obama Administration can and should be criticized for not having taken those steps.But “rescheduling” is a red herring dragged across the trail of policy reform.

via Futile pursuits: chasing rainbows and rescheduling cannabis.