DEA will announce whether marijuana will be reclassified
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it will decide, in the first half of 2016 whether marijuana should be reclassified under federal law. There are five categories or schedules, for drugs in the United States. Schedule I drugs are considered by the DEA to have the highest potential for abuse and no current accepted medical use. Marijuana is currently a Schedule I drug, along with heroin and LSD, anyone who has any knowledge of drugs knows that weed has very little in danger in comparison with those other drugs listed. If marijuana were rescheduled, it still would be illegal under federal law, but the change might ease restrictions on research and reduce penalties for marijuana-related offenses.