California Medical Association Calls for Rescheduling of Marijuana 5/28/98

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Citing "the lack of scientific justification for Schedule I classification of marijuana," the California Medical Association voted this week (5/26) to call for a rescheduling of marijuana to Schedule II.  Schedule I is the classification for substances which have no medical utility and a high probability of abuse.  Substances so classified are illegal under all circumstances (other than highly limited federal licensing systems, primarily for drug abuse research).  Schedule II is reserved for substances of medical utility which have a high probability of abuse.  These are generally tightly controlled, with triplicate prescription forms and specific record-keeping procedures.

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