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Biden Administration Looking to Reclassify Marijuana

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By:Sharla Fletcher/WDNews/April 30,2024/2:45P.m CDT

National- (WDNews) A potentially groundbreaking move, the Biden administration is on the brink of altering the federal government’s stance on marijuana. A proposed plan aims to reclassify marijuana, no longer deeming it among the most dangerous and addictive substances.

If implemented, this would mark the most significant adjustment to marijuana policy since its initial prohibition. Sources close to the matter reveal that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is set to open public comments on the proposal to reclassify marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act.

As per reports from the Associated Press, the Department of Justice is gearing up to forward its recommendation to reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule III drug to the White House Office of Management and Budget. Although the source wishes to remain anonymous, they disclose that the Justice Department is expected to submit the recommendation imminently.

This development signals a potential shift in federal policy, with implications for marijuana regulation and enforcement nationwide. Stay tuned for updates as the situation unfolds.

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