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Eric Holder questions marijuana's legal status as he prepares to leave Justice Department

Updated by German Lopez on September 25, 2014




From the article


On the eve of his reported resignation US Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview with Yahoo News that it's time to reconsider marijuana's legal classification in the federal government's scheduling system.


Under the current classification, marijuana is placed in the same category as heroin, which severely limits how researchers and doctors can use the drug. A reclassification could dramatically shift how the federal government handles marijuana in the war on drugs and provide some legal legitimacy to medical marijuana at the federal level. (continued at link)


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