Senate Committee Slams Marijuana’s Federal Classification, Saying Schedule I Blocks Research

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Schedule I is the most restrictive category under federal law, and is supposed to be reserved for drugs with a high potential for abuse and no medical value. Researchers wishing to study substances classified there must overcome procedural hurdles that don’t exist for other drugs.

The Senate panel is directing the National Institute on Drug Abuse to “provide a short report on the barriers to research that result from the classification of drugs and compounds as Schedule 1 substances.”

Source: Senate Committee Slams Marijuana’s Federal Classification, Saying Schedule I Blocks Research

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