I’m sorry but the DEA/DOJ are not the problem with Cannabis legalization on a federal level or even Scheduling of Cannabis. The real problem is with HHS, FDA, NIDA and other “Medical” organizations that continue to feed DEA/DOJ faulty information.
While I’m not going to say that the DEA doesn’t want to have Cannabis in Schedule I for ease of prosecution, they are not to blame for failed Petitions. The problem is in the petition process. First the DEA is required to ask the FDA, NIH for a recommendation. Well they both ask NIDA to give them the information and everyone knows that NIDA is opposed to Cannabis.
NIDA provides FDA and NIH with information about Cannabis and all it’s “Hazards”. Rather than do a real investigation like it’s own PubMed and other resources it barfs up NIDA information and gives it to the DEA.
There is also the fact that the petitions in the past 6-7 years have been faulty in their filing and haven’t been really challenged in court.
HIA has offered DEA resistance and met with success. ASA is currently suing the DEA for it’s compliance with the little known “INFORMATION QUALITY ACT”. This requires agencies to provide Quality Information when they give it out. Frankly NIH, NIDA and any other agency that has information opposing Cannabis should be challenged.
If your not following on social media NIH, FDA, and NIDA then you should be: