Groups push Obama administration to reschedule marijuana after nine years
Groups push Obama administration to reschedule marijuana after nine years of needless delay (NaturalNews) The gap between many individual state laws regulating marijuana and the overarching federal intolerance of the plant is widening, and a coalition of marijuana advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia [...]
The coalition is also questioning the federal government’s double standard for marijuana, since it has given Marinol, a synthetic, pharmaceutical version of the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in marijuana, medical approval and classification as a Schedule III drug, while continuing to discriminate against natural marijuana. Such an arrangement, of course, clearly illustrates the federal government’s obvious bias in favor of patented drugs that have gone through the million-dollar FDA approval process.
And that's why I don't suspect it'll pass. Big Pharma can't make money off of a plant unless they isolate the active stuff, manipulate the structure of the active stuff so it causes 10-100x the side effects, and reintroduce it at 100x the price.
Just my two cents on the matter and as such worth about the same.