With marijuana on the verge to be legalize, cannabis is still illegal on the federal level. This report was conduct by Harvard University. There are still barriers before the legalization:
Research requires legalization
Cannabis is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug under the federal government's controlled substance act. The FDA has continuously reject marijuana as as form of medication. FDA has approved synthetic alternatives such as marinol and syndros, which recreate the same benefits as cannabis.
The D.E.A. also blocks cannabis research like the University of Massachusetts request to open a cannabis research facility.
The federal government hold a patent on marijuana entitled "Cannabinoids as Anti-oxidants and
Pharmaceutical companies are threaten by cannabis
Marijuana is a huge threat to major pharma companies. With legalization cannabis will replace big pharma to help cure patient's needs.
Law enforcement are against cannabis which is a pressure on politicians.
Legalization will hinder prison's profits by arrest being reduce and not charging people for non-violent drug crimes.
If you support marijuana legalization, let push these barriers away and make legalization come true!
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