joebiden
4 years ago1,000+ Views
Members of Congress Have Asked Pres. Obama to Remove Marijuana from Schedule 1 Classification
Drug classifications are entirely up to the Attorney General, per 21 U.S.C. §811. So, as the Chief Executive, the President can instruct him to remove or reclassify it without Congressional action. Text from the statute: Except as provided in subsections (d) and (e) of this section, the Attorney General may by rule— (1) add to such a schedule or transfer between such schedules any drug or other substance if he— (A) finds that such drug or other substance has a potential for abuse, and (B) makes with respect to such drug or other substance the findings prescribed by subsection (b) of section 812 of this title for the schedule in which such drug is to be placed; or (2) remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the drug or other substance does not meet the requirements for inclusion in any schedule.
2 comments
Cool, I thought only congress could do this, really interesting post
4 years ago·Reply
Nope, I had to post when I saw that this was possible
4 years ago·Reply
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