Rescheduling marijuana into a different classification wouldn't undo the prohibition on the drug, but it would likely result in increased access to the drug for scientific purposes.

In April, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said that it would review marijuana's classification as a Schedule I drug, considered the "most dangerous class" of substances.  

While the DEA's announcement is a positive sign, many drug-policy experts think that it's unlikely the agency will actually decide to change marijuana's classification, despite a dramatic shift in public sentiment about the drug.

Marijuana's position in the top tier of the scheduling system — which organizes drugs by their "acceptable medical use and ... abuse or dependency potential" — has endured since the 1970s.

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