Tag: Cannabis/Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA)

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.