Colorado Officials Seek Marijuana Reclassification



The state of Colorado has recently asked the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to reclassify marijuana.

The reason for this ask is due to the medical value of marijuana. The request from Colorado came in the form of a letter from the head official at the Colorado Department of Revenue that was sent to the DEA.

Colorado isn’t the only state seeing the value of medical marijuana. It is actually the third state to ask this request of the DEA.

The letter was sent in late December. A state of Colorado law was passed in 2010 that asked Colorado to ask for marijuana to be rescheduled by the end of 2010.

The reason for the law and the reason for the letter is that Colorado permits medical marijuana sellers. The state believes the federal laws differ from state laws - making it a challenge.

Boulder is well-known city for the medical marijuana industry in Colorado. It is known for both growers and retail operations with the medicinal substance. There have been many issues related to medical marijuana in Boulder in the last year. In fact, Boulder is known to have some of the toughest laws on the books in the state of Colorado related to medical marijuana.

It is important to remember that, legal or not, any addiction should be dealt with properly, even at drug treatment centers, if necessary.

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