Enemies of Weed Legalization Are Already Raising Money To Challenge Federal Rescheduling Effort

Enemies of Weed Legalization Are Already Raising Money To Challenge Federal Rescheduling Effort

Last week, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that marijuana would be changed from Schedule I, which classified it as a substance with no recognized medical value, such as heroin, to Schedule III, which classified it as a controlled substance with no recognized medical value, such as heroin. announced. Some medical uses such as ketamine. While cannabis advocates, stoners, and reasonable people welcomed the news (though it didn’t actually result in declassification or legalization), just one day after the DEA’s announcement, prominent opponents of cannabis legalization group has already sent email to: Its supporters are raising money to fight the policy change.

“SAM opposes this change at every level, including resorting to legal action if necessary,” the Smart Approaches to Marijuana Group said. Email It was shipped on Wednesday, but of course they asked for money.

Attached to this email is a link to the SAM-branded Legal Defense Rescheduling Fund, which offers one-time (and, of course, recurring) contributions ranging from $250 to $5,000 per month. (You can also donate) We are asking for donations. Think of the marijuana you could buy with that money. Hardcore anti-cannabis haters also have the option to donate even more.

If you’ve heard of SAM before, it’s because they’re very vocal about what they know about the dangers of marijuana. Their website’s landing page clearly shares that they are trying to stop the “next Big Tobacco”, which is just plain stupid. As High Times reported, a recent study found that tobacco consumption actually decreased in states where recreational marijuana was legalized. SAM’s “About” section claims to be nonpartisan and then links to The Drudge Report.

“Our new rescheduling legal defense fund will be used to support our challenges to marijuana laws and regulations, specifically marijuana Schedule III recommendations,” the donation page reads.

“To be clear, this does not mean marijuana will be legalized; it remains federally illegal,” the email reads (Yes, unfortunately, their As you say). “However, if implemented, moving marijuana to Schedule III would provide Big Marijuana with billions of dollars in tax credits and continue the normalization of high-potency THC drugs. We will oppose this change at all levels, including taking legal action if necessary.”

They are absolutely right about tax deductions. This is one of the biggest accomplishments regarding schedule change announcements. As businesses are ramping up right now, it’s incredibly difficult for cannabis companies to turn a profit. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) anticipates that reclassifying cannabis to Schedule III will alleviate some of the harsh effects of tax law 280E on thousands of state-legal cannabis businesses. The legal information officer points out that this change would eliminate the current tax credit limitations imposed by 280E.

As for the high THC concern, consuming too much THC can be very unpleasant, and high THC products are sold for people with high tolerance, but this debate is quite tiresome. Of course, there are obvious comparisons to booze, and unlike large edibles, it can cause power outages and even death. But perhaps more importantly, THC is extremely easy to use responsibly. One of the benefits of legalization is that products can be clearly labeled, so you can purchase doses that are acceptable to you depending on your tolerance and weight. Now he also has 100mg gummies available, but usually he also has 2.5mg gummies on the same shelf. We know from the failed war on drugs that prohibition doesn’t make things better. In fact, we now know that adult-use cannabis laws and sales were not associated with an overall increase in teen drug abuse. Instead, researchers found that alcohol and e-cigarette use decreased slightly. Cannabis must be used responsibly, especially when edible, but that should be left up to the individual and adults should assume they can take care of themselves.

SAM President Kevin Sabet accused the Biden administration of “starting with the decision and working backwards to find the supporting documentation,” when in fact, as Congressman Earl Blumenauer pointed out, marijuana is not a Schedule I drug. The original decision to classify it as he said in an emailed statement obtained by. high times In our reporting on rescheduling decisions based on bias rather than science. And based on SAM’s sudden response the day after the schedule change announcement, a modest move to move marijuana to Schedule III will not end this toxic stigma and the war on drugs is far from over. You can guess that.

Alexandra Solorio
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