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Attorney General Eric Holder to Step Down

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/eric-holder-resigning-as-attorney-general-breaking-news/article/405346

By Brett Wilkins     11 mins ago in Politics

Washington – United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday, ending a tumultuous six-year tenure marked by progress as well as by heated partisan controversy and constant battles with conservatives over his policies and actions.

The nation’s first black attorney general said he will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed, the New York Times reports.

The Justice Department said Holder, 63, finalized his plan to step down during an hour-long conversation with President Barack Obama. Holder is one of the longest-serving members of the Obama cabinet and the fourth-longest tenured attorney general in US history.

Holder’s legacy includes historic progress on civil rights and criminal justice reform issues. He refused to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a discriminatory federal law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. He sued North Carolina and Texas over restrictive voter identification laws which disproportionately disenfranchised minority, student and elderly voters.

Holder also launched some 20 federal probes targeting police brutality and other misconduct, most recently in Ferguson, Missouri, where a long legacy of mistrust between the St. Louis suburb’s black residents and nearly all-white police force came to a boil following the recent police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. He also pressed for a reduction in prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders and an end to mandatory minimum sentences for some low-level drug offenders.

Under Holder’s tenure, the federal prison population decreased for the first time since President Ronald Reagan ramped up the ‘War on Drugs’ and ushered in the era of mass incarceration in the 1980s.

But Holder was also a tremendously controversial and polarizing figure. Some of his actions infuriated conservatives, including his initial decision to try the alleged September 11 plotters in a New York civilian court just blocks from Ground Zero, a decision that was later reversed under intense pressure. He sent the cases back to the Guantánamo Bay military commission system, which has been described as “rigged” by numerous military justice officers who have resigned their posts in protest.

As is the case with President Obama, there is a racial element to at least some of the animus against Holder. He inflamed many conservatives when he delivered a Black History Month address in which he called America a “nation of cowards” for its failure to honestly confront enduring race relation issues.

Holder’s actions often did not help him win conservative friends. His refusal to hand over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun trafficking scandal, for example, resulted in a contempt vote by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Even among some progressives, Holder was considered a disappointment on issues including the DOJ’s targeting of state-legal medical marijuana, his 9/11 trials reversal, the government’s refusal to prosecute or even adequately investigate Bush-era torturers, its aggressive prosecution of whistleblowers and his refusal to prosecute Wall Street banker for the systemic fraud which precipitated the 2008 global financial crisis.

Holder still has work to do before stepping down. NPR reports he is expected to release long-awaited racial profiling guidelines for federal agents. He is also expected to notify federal prosecutors that the DOJ will no longer require defendants who plead guilty to waive their right to appeal due to ineffective legal counsel.

Holder has served 26 years at the DOJ, working at nearly every level. He has served as a corruption prosecutor, and was appointed US Attorney for Washington DC by President Bill Clinton. In 1997, he was named deputy attorney general.

“I hope I’ve done a good job,” Holder said in a recent ABC interview. “I’ve certainly tried to do as good a job as I can. There are sacrifices that I’ve had to make, that my family has had to make.”

President Obama is expected to make a statement about Holder’s resignation at the White House Thursday afternoon.

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Medical Jane Needs Patient Stories

September 24, 2014  Medical Jane:

cannabis stock photo

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=05335b4d73cdc4aef0e54bd73&id=154ac60ec2&e=4dd7f577ac

With the upcoming release of Medical Jane’s website redesign, we will be launching a new section featuring success stories from real MMJ patients. If you would like to share your experience with medical cannabis, here is your chance. In doing so, you will be doing your part to help motivate others to see the power of cannabis as a medicine.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19G7wbW9zYWDRnqL_UzLrjXD466dpydm9TFsVBzQhmo8/viewform

 

 ***Note from Anna: When citizens don’t speak up for their friends and families, global medical marijuana legalization is critically delayed. Don’t watch people suffer and die needlessly, legalize all forms of marijuana. I can write patient stories anonymously for submission to Medical Jane for the sake of patient discretion. My email address is annajaya67@yahoo.com. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for me to get back in touch with you. Thank you~

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Herbal Healing as a Fundamental Human Right & Religious Freedom

annajaya67:

Herbal Healing as a Fundamental Human Right & Religious Freedom

Originally posted on Garden Healing Church:

Thank you, Sayer Ji of GreenMedInfo, for this excellent article:
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/why-cannnabis-future-medicinecannabis_the_future_of_medicine

The future of medicine rests on the the fundamental right we all have to use things that spring from the Earth naturally as healing agents. Why should cannabis, used for at least 10,000 years by humankind to alleviate suffering, be excluded from this inexorable mandate?

The politics of cannabis are exceedingly complex, and yet the truth is simple: this freely growing plant heals the human body – not to mention provides food, fuel, clothing and shelter, if only we will let it perform its birthright. In a previous article, we investigated the strange fact that the human body is in many ways pre-designed, or as it were, pre-loaded with a receptiveness to cannabis’ active compounds — cannabinoids — thanks to its well documented endocannabinoid system….

The notion that marijuana has no ‘medicinal benefits’ is preposterous, actually. Since time…

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California Governor Vetoes Bill to Revise School Textbook Content Standards

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/blogs-news/hindu-press-international/california-governor-vetoes-bill-to-revise-school-textbook-content-standards/13910.html

http://gov.ca.gov/docs/SB_1057_Veto_Message.pdf

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, September 19, 2014 (HPI): California governor Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 1057 which would have called for the revision of the “Content Standards” which guide the creation of the state’s history-social science books for grades K-12. The Hindu-American community was disappointed with the veto as the bill could have improved the presentation of Hinduism and Indian history in the state’s school system.

In vetoing the bill, the governor said, “This bill would require the State Board of Education to adopt history-social science content standards by July 30, 2018. I agree that providing up to date instructional guidance to educators for use in their classrooms is important. This is precisely why the State Board of Education is currently updating the history-social science framework which is on track to be adopted next spring. I am concerned that this bill may slow progress that is already underway, and does not include a role for the Instructional Quality Commission. For these reasons, I am unable to sign this bill.”

For the full text of the original bill, go to:
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/fac … l?bill_id=201320140SB1057

***Note from Anna: When a governor regularly and deliberately strives to keep his citizens uneducated it’s always for the purposes of making sure they are never smart enough to fight back when they have been abused. States with more educated people means more states with healthier, stronger, crime-free communities.vote out the politicians who seek to harm their constituents.

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July 2014 in Fukushima 98,000,000 Becquerels Leaked from Radioactive Water Tanks

98,000,000 Bq of all β leaked from contaminated water tank

  Fukushima Diary 

On 9/4/2014, Tepco reported they found highly contaminated water leaking from the joint part of two tanks.

 

It was desalinated concentrated water. Cs-134/137 density was 9,800,000 Bq/m3, All β nuclide density to include Sr-90 was 98,000,000,000 Bq/m3.

They found the crack on the joint part. It became clear that contaminated water facilities are being deteriorated.

 

Tepco fixed the crack with bonding agent and plastic bag for emergency measure, however they haven’t announced any fundamental resolution for the deterioration of the entire facilities.

They comment the leaked volume was only 1L.

 

2 98,000,000 Bq of all β leaked from contaminated water tank

 

98,000,000 Bq of all β leaked from contaminated water tank

 

 

http://photo.tepco.co.jp/date/2014/201409-j/140904-01j.html

http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2014/1241395_5851.html

http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2014/1241399_5851.html

http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2014/1241410_5851.html

http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2014/1241411_5851.html

 

 

 

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98 milliards de Bq de radioactivité β ont fuit d’une citerne

 

Le 4 septembre 2014, Tepco rapporte qu’ils ont découvert une fuite d’eau extrêmement radioactive à la jointure entre deux citernes.

 

Il s’agit d’eau concentrée et désalinisée. La radioactivité en Cs 134/137 était de 9,8 millions de Bq/m³, La radioactivité β, dont du Sr 90 était à 98,000,000,000 (98 milliards) Bq/m³.

Ils ont découvert une fissure sur la partie jointive. Il est devenu clair que les équipements de stockage des eaux extrêmement radioactive se détériorent.

Tepco a réparé la fissure en urgence avec du mastic et des sacs en plastique, ils n’ont néanmoins pas présenté de direction fondamentale à suivre contre la détérioration de tous les équipements.
Ils ont déclaré quel le volume de la fuite n’a été que de 1 litre.

2 98,000,000 Bq of all β leaked from contaminated water tank
98,000,000 Bq of all β leaked from contaminated water tank

http://photo.tepco.co.jp/date/2014/201409-j/140904-01j.html
http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2014/1241395_5851.html
http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2014/1241399_5851.html
http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2014/1241410_5851.html
http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2014/1241411_5851.html

J’ai essayé de mettre un bouton pour Bitcoin dans la barre de droite. Je ne peux pas le tester parce que je n’ai pas de compte bitcoin. Je serai grandement reconnaissant à celle/celui qui voudra bien l’utiliser pour le tester.

 

 

***NOTE FROM ANNA: Is is very simple. Fukushima nuclear power plant has been saturating the Pacific Ocean with radioactive mixed oxide fuels. It is rapidly spreading to the Atlantic Ocean. No sea water=NO FARMS=no life. PAY ATTENTION!!!

Fukushima/Becquerel radioactivity exposure information:

Conversion chart: http://www.asknumbers.com/RadioactivityConversion.aspx

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Becquerel

http://www.oasisllc.com/abgx/effects.htm

http://orise.orau.gov/reacts/guide/measure.htm

http://www.epa.gov/rpdweb00/understand/health_effects.html

http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/14928/1/Neglis-Aplastic-Anemia.html

http://www.newsweek.com/near-fukushima-report-exclusion-zone-66453

 

 

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LEAF [ The Health Benefits of Juicing Raw Cannabis ]

From Medical Jane Zach Reichard  

January 19, 2013

http://www.medicaljane.com/2013/01/19/cannabis-the-foundation-of-health/#

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Arizona Facing New Medical Marijuana Legal Challenge

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/state-and-regional/state-facing-new-medical-marijuana-legal-challenge/article_57453c0c-3005-11e4-b6c3-0019bb2963f4.html
PHOENIX — State health officials are facing a new legal challenge over a provision in the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act that bars those who live within 25 miles of a dispensary from growing their own plants.

The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court contends that giving some the right to grow but not to others is a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/equal_protection

Billy B. Hayes, who is not at attorney but filed the legal papers on behalf of himself and others, also contends the system gives dispensary operators a monopoly in violation of state constitutional provisions.

Hayes, a resident of El Mirage, wants Judge Arthur Anderson to rule that all of the more than 50,000 medical marijuana patients in Arizona are eligible to grow their own plants without fear of prosecution. And recognizing the case could take months, if not longer, Hayes is asking Anderson to block state health officials from enforcing the no-grow provisions while the lawsuit is proceeding.

The 2010 voter-approved Arizona Medical Marijuana Act allows those with specified medical conditions and a doctor’s recommendation to obtain up to 2 1/2 ounces of the drug every two weeks. And the law required the state to set up a system of privately run but state regulated dispensaries to sell the drug.

But the law also says those not within 25 miles could grow up to 12 plants of their own. Initially, that meant all marijuana patients, as there were no dispensaries when the law was approved. But state health officials, in renewing the annual permits for users, have rescinded their growing privileges when a dispensary opened nearby.

Health Director Will Humble acknowledged the law does create a disparity between those who can continue to grow their own drugs and those forced to purchase what they need from a dispensary. But he said the argument is not with him or his department, but with the people who crafted the 2010 initiative — and the voters who decided they wanted a restrictive system limiting use for medical purposes.

“The voters were told that this is a dispensary-based system that has inventory controls to prevent diversion of marijuana to non-cardholders,” he said. “That the program we delivered.”

Humble said this lawsuit seeks to undermine that with more of a free-for-all approach.

“One of the fundamental things that you lose in that kind of a system are the inventory controls that prevent diversion of marijuana to non-cardholders,” he said.

“When somebody’s growing 12 of their own plants in their own house, they could share it with anybody, not legally,” Humble continued. “But for all practical purposes, the inventory controls are lost.’

Humble said he’s not a lawyer and cannot address the legal questions being raised.

“But I can tell you we’re going to go toe-to-toe with the plaintiffs on this case and defend the law that the voters approved,” he said.

This is not the first challenge to the 25-mile restriction.

Last year Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper rejected arguments by two men that the limit on growing marijuana violated a state constitutional provision which guarantees patients the right to decide their own health care. She also said nothing in the law forces them into any compulsory program.

But Cooper may have provided the roadmap for this lawsuit.

“The 25-mile provision does appear to create two groups of Arizona Medical Marijuana Act participants based on residence,” she wrote. But Cooper said the two men never raised that issue and she would not rule “in a vacuum as to its validity.”

No date has been set for a hearing.

 

***Note from Anna: Arizona voters you have been flat-out betrayed. Don’t get mad, get even. Vote out the traitors.

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97th Annual Arizona Tax Conference October 8-10, 2014 in Tucson

October 8-10, 2014
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort
Tucson AZ

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9mp5jpea43919ec&llr=fljn4vdab

Co-sponsored by the Arizona Department of Revenue and the Arizona Association of Assessing Officers

http://www.azdor.gov/

Join tax and public policy professionals from across Arizona at the 97th Annual Arizona Tax Conference.

This year’s conference features timely presentations on topics of interest to Arizona’s tax professionals and many concurrent sessions that enable the attendee to customize their conference experience.  

 Check out the schedule of events here.  

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Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, unforseeable work demands prevent registrants from attending this event, even though they have registered. In such instances, it is essential that the registrant CANCEL their registration in writing. Cancellations must be directed to: Vicki Chappel at vchappel@azdor.gov. Registering for but not attending the conference is not a form of cancellation.

  • Cancellations received on or before September 8, 2014 will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations received September 9-19, 2014 are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. In instances where payment is outstanding, you will receive an invoice for the cancellation fee.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after September 20, 2014. 

Lodging Accommodations

J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort

To book your room you may call: 1.877.622.3140 or 1.506.474.2009

or book your hotel room online at the conference rate please click here. 

To receive the conference room rate, please specify that you are attending the “Arizona State Tax Conference“. 

You may guarantee your room with a major credit card. 

Hotel Rate: $86 + tax

All reservations must be made by September 26, 2014 to secure the conference rate.

Hotel Cancellations must be made a minimum of 72 hours in advance. 

***Note from Anna***

Arizona MMJ dispensaries and retail/MMJ farmers please stay on top of your tax laws. Don’t get blindsided by the IRS.

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Overdose Of Prescription Drug Oxycodone Even Deadlier Than Heroin

By Pooja Bhagat | International Business Times  August 31, 2014 8:57 PM EST

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/564650/20140831/oxycodone-opioid-drug-overdose-awareness-day.htm#.VATUp6NhBki

Shocking revelations about oxycodone, which is a commonly used opioid painkiller, have emerged during the Overdose Awareness Day held on Sunday. As per the report released by National Coronial Information Systems, oxycodone has even surpassed notorious drug heroine with respect to being the deadliest opioid drug in Australia.

During the span of five years from 2007 to 2011, more than 3000 deaths have been recorded due to overdose on this opioid-based prescription medicine. This number has surpassed the deaths caused in the same span of time by heroin overdose.

As per the report, about three quarters of all opioid drug deaths are results of an overdose, particularly when these drugs were taken with other deadly narcotics and/or alcohol.

The acting CEO of Penington Institute, Wendy Dodd, shared some serious concerns with Herald Sun.com over these revelations. Penington Institute is a non-profit organization, which works closely with the issue of problematic drugs. “Heroin deaths appear to be declining which is great news, but pharmaceutical overdoses are rising alongside spiralling prescription rates,” she said.

Oxycodone is commonly used as a pain killer. It is a kind of narcotic pain medication. Another potentially dangerous medical drug identified is Fentanyl. It is available under the brand names Actiq, Duragesic, Lazanda and Sublimaze. This drug is mainly given to patients experiencing moderate to severe pain and who are already on opioid medications.

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global affair, which happens every year on August 31. It aims to raise the awareness of drug overdose and its fatal effects.

http://www.overdoseday.com/

Some of the points discussed in relation to oxycodone and other opioid drugs are mentioned in the following:

  • As per the data provided to Penington institute by Australian Bureau of Statistics, deaths are occurring every day due to drug overdose in Australia.
  • Overdoses even out-numbered the road fatalities in 2012. As per the statistics, overdose deaths totalled 1,427 in 2012, while road deaths, which have been steadily declining, ended the year at 1,338.
  • Oceania, which includes Australia and New Zealand, has a higher than the world average drug mortality rate. The UNODC said there were between 1,600 and 1,900 drug-related deaths in 2012.

To contact the editor, e-mail: editor@ibtimes.com

***Note from Anna: In America marijuana is considered more dangerous than Oxycodone.

http://www.justice.gov/dea/druginfo/ds.shtml

Schedule I

Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are:

heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote

Schedule II

Schedule II drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a high potential for abuse, less abuse potential than Schedule I drugs, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence. These drugs are also considered dangerous. Some examples of Schedule II drugs are:

cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), meperidine (Demerol), oxycodone (OxyContin), fentanyl, Dexedrine, Adderall, and Ritalin

Schedule III

Schedule III drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence. Schedule III drugs abuse potential is less than Schedule I and Schedule II drugs but more than Schedule IV. Some examples of Schedule III drugs are:

Combination products with less than 15 milligrams of hydrocodone per dosage unit (Vicodin), Products containing less than 90 milligrams of codeine per dosage unit (Tylenol with codeine), ketamine, anabolic steroids, testosterone

Schedule IV

Schedule IV drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence. Some examples of Schedule IV drugs are:

Xanax, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet, Valium, Ativan, Talwin, Ambien

Schedule V

Schedule V drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV and consist of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. Schedule V drugs are generally used for antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic purposes. Some examples of Schedule V drugs are:

cough preparations with less than 200 milligrams of codeine or per 100 milliliters (Robitussin AC), Lomotil, Motofen, Lyrica, Parepectolin

 

From  Drugrehab101.com:

http://www.drugrehab101.com/articles89.html

“…The 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) revealed that 3,000,000 people over the age of 11 had tried OxyContin® for a nonmedical purpose, and 615,000 people tried OxyContin® for nonmedical use for the first time in 2004. But oxycodone is well in the public eye because it has widespread legal use, with 38,100,000 prescriptions in 2005, of which over 19% were for OxyContin®.

The 2006 Monitoring the Future Study revealed these figures for 2005 nonmedical use of OxyContin® by teens:

Nonmedical Use of OxyContin® by Students for the Year 2005

Grade

Percentage of Students

8th grade

1.8%

10th grade

3.2%

12th grade

5.5%

The use of oxycodones depends to a certain extent on the particular drug in question. Oxycodone is available in the U.S. as an oral solution, as tablets, and as extended release tablets. Combined with acetaminophen, it is available as an oral solution, as capsules, and as tablets. Combined with aspirin, it is available as a tablet.

OxyContin®, available as a time-release tablet, may be used intact, or crushed and chewed, snorted, or dissolved in water and then injected. The products that combine oxycodone with acetaminophen or aspirin are also abused orally.

Opioids, including Oxycodone, carry the risk of addiction, which is why they are “scheduled” drugs. They are abused both in overdoses when prescribed and used outside of prescriptions to get high, often accompanied with alcohol.

As early as the 1920s, oxycodone sold as Eukodal, was reported to create a “striking euphoria,” and its euphoric effects have been sought since.”

Other desired effects include:

  • euphoria
  • pain-killing properties
  • reduced anxiety
  • relaxation

Unsought effects include:

  • addiction
  • overdose

How is Oxycodone Used, Stats and Effects Sources:

  • emedicine.com
  • whitehousedrugpolicy.gov
  • drugabusestatistics.samhsa.gov
  • nlm.nih.gov
  • deadiversion.usdoj.gov
  • prescription-drug-rehab.com

 

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Reschedule DEA Medical Marijuana as Class Five

http://www.justice.gov/dea/druginfo/ds.shtml

 

“The Drug Enforcement Administration was created by President Richard Nixon through an Executive Order in July 1973 in order to establish a single unified command to combat “an all-out global war on the drug menace.” At its outset, DEA had 1,470 Special Agents and a budget of less than $75 million. Today, the DEA has nearly 5,000 Special Agents and a budget of $2.02 billion.”

http://www.justice.gov/dea/about/history.shtml

DEA Drug Schedules

Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified into five (5) distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential.

The abuse rate is a determinate factor in the scheduling of the drug; for example, Schedule I drugs are considered the most dangerous class of drugs with a high potential for abuse and potentially severe psychological and/or physical dependence.

As the drug schedule changes– Schedule II, Schedule III, etc., so does the abuse potential– Schedule V drugs represents the least potential for abuse. A Listing of drugs and their schedule are located at Controlled Substance Act (CSA) Scheduling or CSA Scheduling by Alphabetical Order.

These lists describes the basic or parent chemical and do not necessarily describe the salts, isomers and salts of isomers, esters, ethers and derivatives which may also be classified as controlled substances. These lists are intended as general references and are not comprehensive listings of all controlled substances.

Please note that a substance need not be listed as a controlled substance to be treated as a Schedule I substance for criminal prosecution. A controlled substance analogue is a substance which is intended for human consumption and is structurally or pharmacologically substantially similar to or is represented as being similar to a Schedule I or Schedule II substance and is not an approved medication in the United States. (See 21 U.S.C. §802(32)(A) for the definition of a controlled substance analogue and 21 U.S.C. §813 for the schedule.)

Schedule I

Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are:

heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote

Schedule II

Schedule II drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a high potential for abuse, less abuse potential than Schedule I drugs, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence. These drugs are also considered dangerous. Some examples of Schedule II drugs are:

cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), meperidine (Demerol), oxycodone (OxyContin), fentanyl, Dexedrine, Adderall, and Ritalin

Schedule III

Schedule III drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence. Schedule III drugs abuse potential is less than Schedule I and Schedule II drugs but more than Schedule IV. Some examples of Schedule III drugs are:

Combination products with less than 15 milligrams of hydrocodone per dosage unit (Vicodin), Products containing less than 90 milligrams of codeine per dosage unit (Tylenol with codeine), ketamine, anabolic steroids, testosterone

Schedule IV

Schedule IV drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence. Some examples of Schedule IV drugs are:

Xanax, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet, Valium, Ativan, Talwin, Ambien

Schedule V

Schedule V drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV and consist of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. Schedule V drugs are generally used for antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic purposes. Some examples of Schedule V drugs are:

cough preparations with less than 200 milligrams of codeine or per 100 milliliters (Robitussin AC), Lomotil, Motofen, Lyrica, Parepectolin

 

***Note from Anna: Reclassify medical marijuana on the DEA class schedule, allow it’s use for home grows, and tax it in reasonable fashion for retail. End the black market. Impeach, recall,or fire any cop or politician on the city, state, and federal levels who doesn’t agree.

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