It's not just in Ohio. Nationwide, efforts to legalize at least the medical use of marijuana continue. Tech Times reports that the DEA has sent a letter to lawmakers regarding reclassifying marijuana as a schedule 2 drug, something both Democratic presidential candidates endorse.
Signed by the heads of the DEA, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the letter states that the agency has obtained medical and scientific evaluations along with a scheduling recommendation from HHS, which it did not disclose. It adds that the DEA hopes to release a decision by the first half of this year.
According to a 2015 Marijuana.com report, the DEA also received a recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration about a potential reclassification, although it remains unknown what the recommendation states. It is also uncertain whether the agency would respond to the petitions before President Barack Obama leaves the White House to give way to a new president.
Let me get this straight.
So the Health and Human Services Department and the Food and Drug Administration have both sent the Drug Enforcement Administration recommendations on potential reclassification of Marijuana from "It's Illegal Heroin!" to "It's Actually Medicine" and the recommendations are not being released to the public?
Over 60 percent of those polled favor some form of legalization. How about a little sunshine here, folks?