Law Enforcement Leaders Urge Biden To Reclassify Cannabis, Citing ‘Direct Conflict Between State And Federal Laws’



In a letter to President Joe Biden on Thursday, a group of law enforcement leaders urged the administration to reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I drug, considered to have no accepted medical use, to a Schedule III, which are “substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence,” stated the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website.

“We are current and former police chiefs, sheriffs, federal and state prosecutors, and correctional officials from across the country dedicated to protecting public safety and reducing unnecessary arrests, prosecutions, and incarceration,” said the letter from the Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration group, reported The Hill.

“We believe that reclassification under Schedule III would be an important step to help both federal …

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