We have already touched the subject here about how Cannabis is unfairly compared to other drugs and how people caught with weed are often given the same treatment as people caught with hard drugs. But we haven't really dug deeper into this stigma; The fact that Marijuana is in fact a Schedule I drug. Which means drugs that have a high potential for abuse, it has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States and there is a lack of accepted safety for its use. Which, NONE of those describe weed. NONE of them. They do describe heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote, but not Cannabis. Yet, good old Marijuana is still considered a Schedule I drug. Can you believe it?
So let us argue each one of those points:
First, the drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
No it doesn't. If there's one thing we've proven in this blog is that alcohol and tobacco have more potential for abuse and are legal.
The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
Wrong again, medical Cannabis can be used to AT LEAST treat pain, alzheimer's disease and dementia, PTSD and certain types of cancer. And the whole cancer cure isn't well researched yet and may be debatable, but we'll never know for sure because Marijuana is still a Schedule I type of drug, which brings me back to the damn point!
There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.
The damn thing can't kill you. What other safety do you want!? Literally every other drug can kill you. There's even a number of deaths attributed to coffee. Yes, THAT coffee. Drink enough of it and you're dead but there's no amount of cannabis that can kill you.
As of now, Marijuana still remains as a schedule I drug, up there with heroin and ecstasy. I don't think it deserves that label. Hopefully people will start realizing as more nations legalize it.
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