Schedule I

Not Prohibited Yet: Kratom Offers Pain Relief and Help with Opioid Addiction

Not Prohibited Yet: Kratom Offers Pain Relief and Help with Opioid Addiction

Opioid, opiate, and heroin addiction are increasingly worrying public health concerns here in the United States. Unfortunately, our country’s people struggling with addiction receive less support than castigation, often facing criminal consequences for what amounts to a serious health issue. This response is neither compassionate nor appropriate. Arresting and incarcerating individuals will do nothing to […]

DEA Props Up Outdated Cannabis Policy with Rescheduling Scheme

DEA Props Up Outdated Cannabis Policy with Rescheduling Scheme

Despite concerns about a pharmaceutical entity grabbing control of the cannabidiol (CBD) market, many legalization activists thrilled at the announcement that Epidiolex received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in June. It was reasonable to hope that the approval of a cannabis-based drug for use in treating serious medical conditions would soon […]

DMT, Called the Spirit Molecule, Could Help People Process Trauma

DMT, Called the Spirit Molecule, Could Help People Process Trauma

Like every other substance we’ve discussed in this series so far, DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) is currently a Schedule I substance in the United States. That means it’s illegal to possess or sell, and the U.S. Government does not recognize any medical uses for the compound while considering it to be of high risk for potential abuse. […]

LSD May Actually Help Harmonize the Brain and Fight Depression

LSD May Actually Help Harmonize the Brain and Fight Depression

The use of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) in therapeutic settings remains a somewhat divisive topic. It can produce experiences similar to psychosis, but it also helps reorganize neural networks in the brain and help people experience the world from a new perspective. It remains a Schedule I substance, which means that most physicians and clinicians […]

Psilocybin from ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Help People Manage Depression

Psilocybin from ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Help People Manage Depression

Psilocybin from ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Help People Manage Depression When people think of magic mushrooms, they usually imagine a scene from Alice in Wonderland or perhaps a bunch of young adults at a music festival on a trip. Fewer people seem to recognize that these unusual mushrooms may actually have a profound and beneficial impact […]

Ibogaine Therapy Can Offer Addiction Relief During Opioid Withdrawal

Ibogaine Therapy Can Offer Addiction Relief During Opioid Withdrawal

Long used as a part of Bwiti rituals, the Iboga tree from West-Central Africa has a powerful psychedelic alkaloid compounds, called ibogaine, that develops in its roots. In Bwiti, the roots of this special shrub are consumed during rituals for a variety of reasons. There is also anecdote of hunters using the substance in lower […]

MDMA, AKA Molly or Ecstasy, May Benefit Certain Mental Health Patients

MDMA, AKA Molly or Ecstasy, May Benefit Certain Mental Health Patients

MDMA is an acronym for 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. It’s a drug that has been around for over 100 years. Its origins trace back to Germany in 1912, where the drug was originally called “methylsafrylaminc.” The company that developed it hoped to use the chemical to synthesize drugs that would control bleeding. However, medical professionals found another use […]

American Academy of Pediatrics Wants Marijuana Rescheduled

American Academy of Pediatrics Wants Marijuana Rescheduled

Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement calling for marijuana to be removed from its current Schedule I classification and rescheduled to Schedule II. This may prove to be a watershed moment; the largest professional organization for pediatricians domestically and the largest  pediatric publisher in the world is calling for real, earnest research into […]

How Will Obama’s New A.G. Handle Marijuana?

How Will Obama’s New A.G. Handle Marijuana?

The following article was written by Tom Angell and was originally published by Marijuana.com. It is reprinted with permission. Tom Angell is the founder of Marijuana Majority and has previously worked for Students for Sensible Drug Policy. His perspective on the highly political process of having an attorney general nominated and approved is well-informed and […]

Prohibitionists to Defend Schedule I Classification of Marijuana in Court Today

Prohibitionists to Defend Schedule I Classification of Marijuana in Court Today

Last Friday, a Federal Court in Sacramento, California began a historic hearing; U.S. District Judge Kimberlly Mueller is hearing evidence regarding the Schedule I classification of marijuana by the Federal Government of the United States of America. The hearing has already extended past the original estimate of three days. Defense attorneys for a group accused […]