Re: Classification? By WHOM exactly???
"Yes, everything you learned about pot in your DARE class is complete bullshit."
Perhaps, there was no such class back when I was in school.
However, cannabis *is* a hallucinogen when a large quantity is consumed.
Large as in substantial, a hell of a lot.
And with such large consumption, there are also lasting effects.
Like everything else, moderation is the key.
Well, for everyone but me. I'm allergic to it.
"How weed is classified in the rest of the world is typically proportional to how that country works with the US DEA."
Not always. Not a single GCC state takes US drug war money. Their laws are for religious reasons.
Funny how it's trivially available though and hash is even more commonly available.
As for pharmaceutical companies, they could trivially grow high quality medical grade weed and sell it, package the various alkaloids, etc. So, they have little to no incentive to have some grand conspiracy to ban weed.
The same is true for the booze companies, indeed, weed was prohibited around the same time prohibition hit.
All courtesy of Randy Hearst and his Reefer Madness crap.
What is stupid is that research in the US on medical uses of weed is heavily restricted.
Especially since President Didn't Inhale.