What is the DEA’s stance on medical marijuana and how do they enforce federal laws in states where it is legal for medicinal purposes?
The DEA’s stance on medical marijuana is that it is a Schedule I drug, meaning it has no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. This classification puts marijuana in the same category as drugs like heroin and LSD. Despite this classification, many states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, with some even…
What is the criteria for a substance to be classified as a Schedule I controlled substance by the DEA?
The criteria for a substance to be classified as a Schedule I controlled substance by the DEA are defined in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1970. According to the CSA, a substance can be classified as Schedule I if it meets three specific criteria. First, the substance must have a high potential for abuse.…