Ending the Controlled Substances Act vs. Rescheduling Cannabis
I attempt to explain the difference between ending the Controlled Substances Act vs. Rescheduling
Many people feel that rescheduling cannabis would make it more acceptable to law enforcement and therefor there would be less arrests.
I strongly disagree as I know many people who have went to jail for months and months for illegal possession of prescription medication. My buddy just got busted recently for Xanax and was in jail for several months because of it. So if anyone has a story, let me know.
BTW- I used to be in favor of rescheduling cannabis. But after years of research, and consideration it is obvious to me that rescheduling cannabis will not prevent anyone from going to jail, and in fact it may make prohibition worse when big pharma combines their resources with the federal government to make cannabis THEIRS and not ours.
How many ma and pa businesses do you see selling Xanax, or Lortab, or Oxycontin? Very few of those types of pharmacies exist in this day and age, based on the expense it takes to get into that business. Most of the pharmacies are big corporate conglomerates and not local businesses.
If we reschedule cannabis we will take it away from the cartels in Mexico, only to give it to the greedy pharmaceutical cartels in the USA. Ma and pa are still left out of the picture and people are still going to jail for weed.
My goal is to remove it from the controlled substances act COMPLETELY, or to end the controlled substances act all together with the National Initiative for Democracy: http://ni4d.us/
PLEASE DON’T GIVE THIS WONDERFUL HERB TO BIG PHARMA!
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This was what I was working on in 2009 (to reschedule)
After much research and consideration, I have totally changed my mind on rescheduling cannabis.
I will be re-writing those pages, and ending my petition to reschedule.
See this video that I made several months back, it explains the difference between rescheduling and full legalization: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaJe1f0Ew0Y