Federally legalize marijuana and change the classification from a schedule One drug

Federally legalize marijuana and change the classification from a schedule One drug

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Julie Batho started this petition to Representative Nancy Pelosi and

Marijuana has been classified as a schedule 1 same as heroin.  Where are the studies that claim that marijuana is just as deadly as heroin? Even in legal states the dispensaries can't even have a business account to deposit their money and pay their employees because marijuana is still federally illegal. Marijuana does not cause overdoses like opiates like heroin. After prohibition ended many of the sale taxes of alcohol got us out of the depression why not do this with marijuana.  It also puts a damper on the cartels profits. The cartels and the pharmaceutical companies(the American Legal cartels and are way more ofof threat than the ones in Mexico and south America) are the only ones benefiting from marijuana being federally illegal. Cannabis has a lot of health benefits as well as pain relief and that is why pharmaceutical companies don't want marijuana to be declassified as a schedule 1 they are literally making money off  of marijuana being federally illegal.  What about the freedom of people that are in prison for possession, manufacturing, or distribution of marijuana. Alcohol and opiates causes way more health problems the marijuana and they have been legal for decades.  Why are we letting the pharmaceutical companies that caused the opiate crisis in our country decide the the legality of marijuana? They profit off of overdoses and rehabs all over this country they decide when they can overcharge people for medicines have been on the market for decades we need to put them in check and I think the first step is to lower the FDA schedule of marijuana. More research has to be done for marijuana it's a plant that's cause no overdoses. We should be learning from this beautiful plant that has so many health benefits as well as financial and economically benefits.  Marijuana has been politically demonized for decades.  This needs to stop now.

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