Jose Melendez: Marijuana miscategorized |

Jose Melendez: Marijuana miscategorized

Jose Melendez
Mutually Opposing Marijuana Prohibition

In “Denver DEA: Drug Rings, Not Medical Pot” (Summit Daily News, April 6) a DEA spokesperson claimed that aggravating factors must be involved before his agents raid a medical marijuana grow.

In fact, well over 800,000 arrests are made every year on the grounds that tetrahydrocannabinols and cannabis are listed as Schedule I, having “no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.”

Yet on October 7, 2003, The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded patent #6630507 to the Department of Health and Human Services, acknowledging those substances’ accepted medical use in treatment and accepted safety for use under medical supervision.

If not “legalization”, surely the word “restitution” is in President Obama’s vocabulary?

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