If marijuana is safer than alcohol, remove it from the DEA's schedule of drugs
  • Petitioning President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

If marijuana is safer than alcohol, remove it from the DEA's schedule of drugs

    1. Petition by

      Marijuana Policy Project

In a profile published by The New Yorker magazine, President Barack Obama acknowledged the fact that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol for the consumer. Yet federal law classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, a category the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considers "the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules." It’s time for that to change.

The Controlled Substances Act gives the executive branch, led by President Obama, the legal authority to remove marijuana from the DEA's schedule of drugs. That authority should be exercised immediately. The president clearly recognizes that marijuana is safer than alcohol — which is not a scheduled drug — so he should do everything he can to ensure our federal laws reflect that fact.

Please sign our petition calling on President Obama to remove marijuana from the DEA's schedule of drugs. Marijuana is objectively less harmful than alcohol, and it is time for our government to start treating it that way.

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    Reasons for signing

    • kim stark MULBERRY, KS
      • about 7 hours ago

      because it has far more benefit than any pharmaceutical drug manufactured.

    • Laurie Quon LOS ALAMOS, NM
      • about 8 hours ago

      I have several health issues that would benefit from being able use cannabis.

    • Allie Crabtree SUMMERVILLE, SC
      • about 10 hours ago

      It should be legal it is natural grown .No human adding chemicals . I think they are afraid a lot of people would be happy and smiling or being drunk and getting beer muscles.

    • jerome zaha AURORA, IL
      • about 13 hours ago

      marijuana is nowhere as dangerous as they claim. plus the government is bring it in. marijuana is as dangerous as a drowsy drug. it makes you sleepy, hungry and horny. what the hell is wrong with those three things? yes its smoked and putting smoke into your lungs is dangerous. but then put tobacco on the schedule.

    • Denise Binion FLEMINGTON, WV
      • about 19 hours ago

      My daughter suffers from fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis and Cannabis could help her.


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