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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Proposed Bill HR 2020 Would Reclassify Marijuana on the Federal Level


Two Florida congressmen have proposed a bill that would make it easier for patients and researchers to get medical marijuana by classifying it differently on the federal level. U.S. Representatives Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) and Darren Soto (D-Orlando) have joined to push for a bipartisan measure that would move cannabis from a Schedule I substance, like heroin or LSD, to a Schedule III substance, like anabolic steroids or Tylenol with codeine. The federal Controlled Substances Act currently classifies heroin, LSD, Ecstasy and marijuana in the same category, a group of drugs that the DEA says have “no currently accepted medical use.” Gaetz and Soto say the majority of Americans support legalizing medical marijuana, and that HR 2020 would make …
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