Are you ready for the battle of the century? No, this is not Michael Jackson versus Method Man, though that would be an interesting mix… Here we are talking about Marijuana vs. the multiple Meths.
Here’s a little bit of truth that I was completely ignorant to. Yes, I do have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Yes, I am a qualified mental health professional. One thing they did not emphasize during the institutional learning process was the classification of drugs by the government.
Let’s learn together about Schedule I drugs.
Schedule I drugs are those that have the following characteristic according to the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA):
- The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
- The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical treatment use in the U.S.
- It has a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
According to federal law, no prescriptions may be written for Schedule I substances, and they are not readily available for clinical use.
- Heroin (diacetylmorphine)
- LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide)
- Marijuana (cannabis, THC)
- Mescaline (Peyote)
- MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or “ecstasy”)
- GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid) – except formulations in an FDA-approved drug product sodium oxybate (Xyrem) are Schedule III
- Ecstasy (MDMA or 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
- Synthetic marijuana and analogs (Spice, K2)
- Methaqualone (Quaalude)
- Khat (Cathinone)
- Bath Salts (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV)
I don’t know about you, but to have Marijuana on this list is ludicrous. It doesn’t take a college professor to see the extremities between a plant that literally grows naturally from the ground, and this list of other mind altering and destroying concoctions. I would really like to go off with a rant, but I think if you just let this list soak with you, your own common sense and consciousness will scream, “This is NOT right.”
There’s only one thing that Marijuana should be scheduled for and that is legality.
Free The Weed!