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What does it mean if a drug is considered Schedule I?

Over the last several years, the nation has been engaged in conversation about how law enforcement treats marijuana. Several states have legalized medical marijuana to varying degrees and two states have even legalized recreational use. This could be viewed as an overall shift in attitudes toward marijuana as it relates to public policy.

Feds storm into Iowa City pursuing synthetic drug charges

Over the last several years, synthetic drugs have increasingly entered the focus of federal officials at the Drug Enforcement Administration. The legality of these substances is in a constant state of flux, which can create significant complications for consumers.

Feds say they'll stop prosecuting marijuana users, small dealers

Attorney General Eric Holder is moving quickly to align federal drug enforcement policy with the Administration’s goals he described earlier this month. In a speech before the American Bar Association, Holder denounced the nation’s massive incarceration rate, especially in regards to non-violent offenders. Prison should be to "punish, deter and to rehabilitate, not to merely warehouse and forget," he stressed.

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