Tag: Cannabis

Schedule of Controlled Substances, established by the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA), places marijuana in the most restrictive class, Schedule I, alongside heroin. Schedule I is reserved for drugs with a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical uses, and a lack of accepted safety for medical use.

While de-scheduling marijuana will facilitate medical research, ensure patient access, and remove federal prohibitions, doing so will create issues for compliance, HR and risk professionals in today’s workplace — as evidenced by the challenges currently faced in states where marijuana is now legal.