Just hours ago, news broke that the Department of Health and Human Services will officially recommend that marijuana be reclassified from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
There’s just one problem—it’s illegal to possess a Schedule 3 drug, too.
While running for President and since being elected, Joe Biden has promised time and again that he will decriminalize marijuana. But it seems that some of the bureaucrats have a different idea and it’s critical that we remind the Biden administration of his promise to end prohibition, full stop. Click here to join me in sending a message to the White House right now.
A super-majority of Americans, including majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, support ending the federal criminalization of marijuana. The will of the people would not be accomplished under Schedule 3.
The truth is that rescheduling marijuana maintains federal criminal penalties for possession, even against those in compliance with state-level adult-use and medical cannabis laws. The movement for legalization has fought for too long to accept any criminalization, regardless of Schedule classification. And cannabis can’t be treated the same way as pharmaceutical drugs—marijuana usage has become a norm for so many Americans from all walks of life. Schedule reclassification just doesn’t fit with reality.
In order to truly fulfill his promise of decriminalizing marijuana, President Biden must remove it from the Controlled Substances Act entirely. Send a letter to President Biden right now demanding that he decriminalize marijuana, not simply reclassify it under the CSA.
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