Is Cannabis treated unfairly? You better believe it. The United States Drug Enforcement Agency classifies cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug, which is the category reserved for the most dangerous and addictive drugs. As you can see in the infographic below, Cannabis is lumped in with such drugs as heroin and gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB). When you look at the entire list of drugs in Schedule 1, Cannabis and Peyote are the only two plants listed. For some unfathomable reason, they chose a different approach in regards to psychedelic mushrooms and specifically banned Psilocybin, the active ingredient, instead of the entire plant. Personally, I think this invalidates their “schedule” because the DEA was never given jurisdiction over plants and animals, only drugs. Unfortunately, since the American justice system is rigged against anyone challenging the status quo, challenging this classification system is a waste of time.
Maybe, someday, if we are ever lucky enough to have people running our government capable of an original thought or more compassion than a dried up dog turd, we might get this changed. In the meantime, while we suffer under the rule of a puppet regime controlled by giant corporations fixated on market monopolization and concerned ONLY with their profit margins, countless people suffer the indignation of resorting to “illegal activities” to acquire their medicine.