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Jan. 30, 1997 – New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Editorial Calling for Marijuana to Be Rescheduled

The New England Journal of Medicine publishes an editorial written by Jerome P. Kassirer, MD, titled “Federal Foolishness and Marijuana.” The article states: “Federal authorities should rescind their prohibition of the medicinal use of marijuana for seriously ill patients and allow physicians to decide which patients to treat. The government should change marijuana’s status from that of a Schedule 1 drug (considered to be potentially addictive and with no current medical use) to that of a Schedule 2 drug (potentially addictive but with some accepted medical use) and regulate it accordingly.”