Bernie Sanders Criticizes The ‘Absurd’ DEA For Refusing To Reclassify Marijuana

08.11.16 1 year ago 4 Comments
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sharply criticized the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for refusing to reschedule marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. In Thursday press release, the DEA stated that marijuana must “[remain] a Schedule I controlled substance because it does not meet the criteria for currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, there is a lack of accepted safety for its use under medical supervision, and it has a high potential for abuse.”

After the DEA announced their decision, Sanders tweeted, “People can argue about the pluses and minuses of marijuana, but everyone knows it’s not a killer drug like heroin.”

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