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New DEA Leader Suspects Marijuana Is Not As Bad As Heroin

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Newly appointed head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Chuck Rosenberg, says that marijuana is “probably” not as dangerous as heroin. Rosenberg’s comments, issued Tuesday, are seemingly in conflict with marijuana’s Schedule I classification under federal law, which places it in the same category as heroin and is a lesser category than cocaine. The law defines […]

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NIDA Director Says Cannabidiol Is A “Safe Drug”

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The director of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Nora Volkow, believes that cannabidiol (CBD) – a nonpsychotropic cannabinoid – is “a safe drug with no addictive effects.” Volkow made the comments in an op-ed published by The Huffington Post. Volkow further acknowledged, “[P]reliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for […]

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