Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who served in the administration of President Barack Obama, this week came out in favor of changing cannabis’ status as a Schedule I narcotic.
His unexpected comments could help boost support for rescheduling marijuana, which would be a major win for the cannabis industry.
“I certainly think it ought to be rescheduled. You know, we treat marijuana in the same way that we treat heroin now, and that clearly is not appropriate,” Holder said on Tuesday during an interview on the PBS program Frontline. “So at a minimum, I think Congress needs to do that. Then I think we need to look at what happens in Colorado and what happens in Washington (State).”
This article was originally published on Marijuana Business Daily: http://mjbizdaily.com/former-ag-holder-wants-marijuana-rescheduled/
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