An federal appeals court put the kibosh on rescheduling cannabis today after a majority decision by the three-judge panel found in favor of the DEA.
In October, Americans for Safe Access sued the DEA on behalf of an Air Force vet who was denied services for smoking herb prescribed by his doctor. The ASA asserted that the DEA had ignored a growing amount of research indicating the drug's potential in medicine, which would have removed it from Schedule One status. However, according to the majority decision, "We find nothing in the record that could move us to conclude that the agency failed to prove by substantial evidence that such studies confirming marijuana's medical efficacy do not exist."
That's not to say that cannabis does or doesn't have potential medical uses, only that the DEA had operated within its authority in declining to reschedule weed with the current amount of available "adequate and well-controlled" research. Which would, of course, be a lot easier to perform were it not for the highly restrictive prohibition that comes with Schedule One status. [NBC News - Image: WilleeCole/Shutterstock]
From the singing-songwriting duo that've been tearing up the charts with "F*ck Me in the Ass Because I Love Jesus" comes this little ditty on the pitfalls of pot club membership.
This unusually-animated tale from Luisya Garcia recounts a young gun-slinger's deathly encounter over 30 gold coins.
If you're looking for a discrete way to imbibe your THC that doesn't start with "Hey, let's blaze a phatty" Big Buds has you covered. With as little as a quarter pound of shake and some vegetable glycerin, BBM explains how to extract every last cannabinoid with a crock pot and some cheese cloth. [Big Buds]
Don't forget, you owe light. Big time. [It's Okay to Be Smart]