End Federal Scheduling of Cannabis

No Federal Schedule

Let’s end Cannabis Prohibition Now!

How can we end Federal Prohibition?  Well, we’ve taken the first step here in Washington State by passing I-502 and starting the legalization process.  We’re at an in-between spot right now.  A place where the Federal ax looms over our burgeoning cannabis industry and leaves us unclear whether it will fall and decapitate legalization or if it’ll just hang around and continue to see what happens before it acts.

Cannabis is a Federal Schedule 1 Narcotic.  What does this mean? 

According to the US Department of Justice’s own website  :

Schedule I Controlled Substances

Substances in this schedule have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for abuse.  Some

examples of substances listed in Schedule I are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), peyote, methaqualone, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (“Ecstasy”).

Yet at the same time, the US Government has taken out US Patent 6630507 which states


Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in

limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is a formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, and COCH3. ##STR1##

So you can see our Government has no problem turning a blind eye to untruths.  Even ones you can easily point out to them and everyone else.   

But what are we to do about it?  What power do we have?

We have the power of our vote! 

Let’s end Federal Cannabis Prohibition and the Scheduling of Cannabis here in the USA.

We’ve created two informational pages: 

Who to Contact/What to Say                  Some Drug War Facts