Presently, Marijuana is considered a schedule 1 drug. Meaning, Marijuana is on the same level as LSD and Heroin. Due to Senator Bernie Sander’s efforts and the National Democratic Party the drug is being reasoned to be downgraded through the Controlled Substances Act. Committee members for the legalization of Marijuana argued that the reason why Marijuana is on the same level as a schedule 1 drug was intended to hurt hippies and black individuals. With hope, an amendment proposal allowing more research can be done to show the true light of cannabis throughout the nation and globally.
Weigel, David. “Democrats Call for ‘pathway’ to Marijuana Legalization.”Washington Post. The Washington Post, 9 July 2016. Web. 24 July 2016.