Will the DEA reschedule cannabis in 2024?

Will the DEA reschedule cannabis in 2024?

Do you all remember during the 2020 presidential debates, Kamala Harris told the American people that by voting for her and Joe, they would reschedule cannabis? Umm..its 2024 and time is running out for you Kamala to make good on your word. 

So here is the latest update:

Eight months after the government Department of Health and Human Services recommended moving cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III, a coalition of Congressional lawmakers this week urged the DEA to make its decision rapidly before the 2024 election in November.

Legislative Democrats are pushing for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to "promptly" eliminate cannabis from Schedule I under the Controlled Substances Act, The Hill reports.

Led by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (MA) and John Fetterman (PA) and Reps. Barbara Lee (CA) and Earl Blumenauer (OR), the lawmakers composed their request in a letter to Attorney general of the United States Merrick Garland and DEA Administrator Anne Milgram.

" We are now nearing 8 months since the Department of Health and Human Services advised rescheduling cannabis Schedule III and 18 months considering that Joe Biden guided HHS and the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) to begin the procedure of assessing marijuana's scheduling," the letter states, "It is time for [DEA] to act."

While the DEA might be browsing internal difference on this issue, it is essential that the agency quickly make right marijuana's ridiculously schedule I placement. "We trust that the DEA is working as swiftly as possible towards a choice on just how marijuana is scheduled, as Vice President Kamala Harris just recently reassured stakeholders."-- Letter excerpt, via The Hill
From the US Senate, the letter was signed by Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) and Democrats Chuck Schumer (NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Ron Wyden (R), Alex Padilla (CA), Peter Welch (VT), Jeff Merkley (R), John Hickenlooper (CO), and Cory Booker (NJ). From the House, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC) joined Democratic Reps. Robert Garcia (CA), Jan Schakowsky (IL), Dina Titus (NV), Val Hoyle (OR), Becca Balint (VT), Jim McGovern (MA), and Katie Concierge (CA) in authorizing the letter.

At The same Time, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf stated earlier this month there is "no factor" for DEA to delay its choice on whether to get rid of marijuana from the country's top federal drug schedule.

DEA claimed in January the firm had the "final authority" on the rescheduling choice.
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