Why marijuana is schedule 1
Drugs are divined up into five “schedules” by federal law depending on their addictiveness, potential harm and usefulness as a medicine. Schedule 5 are the least harmful. The most addictive and dangerous drugs are put into Schedule I. Marijuana is a schedule I drug because: (1) the drug has a high potential for abuse; (2) the drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and (3) there is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision. 21 U.S.C. §§ 811, 812(b). Gonzales v. Raich, 545 U.S. 1, 15 (2005). Marijuana as a Schedule I drug cannot be prescribed for any medical purpose. This was upheld in federal court in 2015 in US v. Pickford,100 F.Supp.3d 981 (ED CA 2015).