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New Facebook Group Made of Health Professionals and Scientists to Challenge Current Marijuana Scheduling on Scientific, Humanitarian Grounds

Daily Dose 2010-11-09 0 comments

Health Professionals for Responsible Drug Scheduling

Excerpt taken from the Health Professionals for Responsible Drug Scheduling Facebook page

In this group, irresponsible scheduling that officials at various levels of governance have maintained for naturally occurring drugs or substances and their congeners will be challenged on scientific and humanitarian grounds, drawing on the accumulated wealth of knowledge about these drugs and their uses gleaned from all fields of human and biomedical sciences and independent inquiry.

The schedule designations for substances which are judged to be unscientific and unjust in the face of such evidence will be identified, and advocacy and public education for their responsible rescheduling or de-scheduling by those legally empowered to do so will be undertaken collectively and in partnership with other organizations.

The group will also envision future scenarios of health and social development that would be possible with responsible drug scheduling.

The group is open to all health professionals and health scientists, including those retired and in-training.

Non-health professionals can also join as supporters by contacting the moderator.