Court Rules State Must Reschedule Pot Classification

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An Appeals Court has ruled that the State of New Jersey must reconsider the legal classification of marijuana.

According to NJ.com, on Tuesday, October 31st, an appellate court ruled that the Division of Consumer Affairs should review marijuana's Schedule I classification that was adopted back in 1971.

Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use, and a high potential for abuse.

... the medical benefits of marijuana are "abundant and glaringly apparent.

The court stated the classification should be re-evaluated because the medical benefits of marijuana are "abundant and glaringly apparent" and are used to treat a variety of health ailments.

Medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 2010.

The New Jersey Attorney General's office plans to appeal the court's decision to the Supreme Court. 

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