Could the US ever legalize cannabis federally? The simple answer is yes, but the reality is far more complex.

The reason laws and regulations around cannabis are so complicated leads back to the federal government – more specifically, the Controlled Substances Act, Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970.

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on October 27, 1970.

The act divides all known medicines, substances, or drugs into various categories based on their potential for abuse, medical applications and known benefits, and safety considerations.

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Lisa Rough ~ Leafly.com

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