Former Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson, believes that President Obama will reclassify cannabis when he leaves office. Currently, cannabis is classified as a ‘Schedule 1’ drug, meaning it has no medical value and a high potential for abuse. Many of the difficulties associated with the legalisation and medical use of cannabis are directly caused by the current ‘Schedule 1’ classification, alongside LSD and Heroin. USA cannabis campaigners would prefer to see cannabis made a ‘Schedule 2’ drug, or even better to be removed completely from the list of classified substances.
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