- Missouri government Missouri governor
- United States of America
Federal law currently outlaws marijuana for all purposes. Many states, however, have legalized possession, production and use for medical or recreational purposes. The federal government maintains that federal law preempts state law, implying federal authorities can enforce federal prohibition everywhere, regardless of state law.Yet federal authorities currently take a hands-off approach to marijuana purchase and sale when these acts do not violate state laws. Cross-border traffic between legalized and non-legalized states creates further ambiguity. This means that federal law applies differently across different states and that, more generally, the federal government is often choosing not to enforce a federal law.A reasonable compromise is for Congress to force the Drug Enforcement Administration to reschedule marijuana under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA), the federal law that currently governs federal marijuana prohibition.
The CSA puts known drugs into one of five schedules, with Schedule I being the most restrictive and Schedule V the least. The DEA defines Schedule I drugs as substances “with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” They are “the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence.” Examples include heroin, LSD, ecstasy and, yes, marijuana.
Schedule II drugs have “less abuse potential than Schedule I drugs,” but “are also considered dangerous,” these include methamphetamine, Oxycontin, Adderall and others.
We the undersigned, call on the Missouri government to make legal a natural medicine that has been use to relieve pain and a list of other proven medical uses it is time we put a end to the failed drug war where cannabis is wrongly scheduled as a schedule 1 drug
The Legalize cannabis for medical use in missouri petition to Missouri government Missouri governor was written by Jacolby Anderson and is in the category Health at GoPetition.