US Set TO Ease Restrictions On Marijuana

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is poised to reclassify marijuana to a less dangerous drug category, marking a significant shift in American drug policy. The proposal, pending review by the White House Office of Management and Budget, recognizes marijuana’s medical benefits and lower abuse potential compared to more hazardous substances, although it does not legalize recreational use. This move, considered the DEA’s most substantial policy change in over 50 years, awaits finalization pending public comment and administrative review. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s endorsement signals the Biden administration’s support for this initiative, which aims to move marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III classification, alongside drugs like ketamine and some steroids, following a recommendation from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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