Marijuana DEA denies petition to reclassify herb - Federal Register

The Department of Health and Human Services concluded that marijuana has a high potential for abuse,

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Medical marijuana is displayed in Los Angeles, California, U.S. August 6, 2007.

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use.

The Department of Health and Human Services "concluded that marijuana has a high potential for abuse, has no accepted medical use in the United States, and lacks an acceptable level of safety for use even under medical supervision," the DEA said in a letter on the issue.