Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis

Definition - What does Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis mean?

The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis was founded in 2002 and is a US organization dedicated to supporting the removal of marijuana from the list of Scheduled I drugs.

The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis was formed immediately after the High Times petition to reschedule cannabis was denied. Parties comprising the coalition include:

  • The American Alliance for Medical Cannabis
  • Americans for Safe Access
  • California NORML
  • The Drug Policy Forum of Texas
  • Jon Gettman
  • High Times
  • The Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center
  • The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • The Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative
  • Patients Out of Time

There are also a handful of other interested individuals who make up part of the the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis.

Hydrolife explains Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis

Nationwide across the United States, the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis is an association of public interest groups, medical cannabis patients, and other people interested in the benefits of marijuana.

The group petitions and seeks to reduce the suffering and illness of patients using medical marijuana, as well as those that could benefit from its application. The coalition represents these causes on a local, state, and federal level by various means, including education, lobbying, legislative action, and political activity.

Members of the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis include parents with children would would benefit by the rescheduling marijuana for medical application in cases where clinical studies show how it is an acceptable and effective treatment against various illness. Family members of patients suffering for some terminally ill diseases are also encouraged to join.

The list of Schedule I drugs is determined by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency and are said to have the following characteristics:

  • High potential for abuse.
  • Have no currently accepted medical treatment use in the U.S.
  • Come with a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision

In addiction, Class 1 scheduled drugs are not available through prescriptions and are not readily available for clinical use. With more and more states recognizing cannabis as a medicinal drug, many believe it no longer fits the criteria of a Schedule I drug and therefore want to see it removed.

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