DEA: Marijuana To Remain Classified As Dangerous Drug In U.S.

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) —  The Obama administration isn’t going to reclassify marijuana and remove it from the list of the most dangerous drugs.

The Drug Enforcement Administration said in a lengthy notice in the Federal Registry that it consulted with the Health and Human Services Department and concluded that marijuana will remain in the class of drugs that have “no accepted medical use in the United States.”

But the agency said it will try to make marijuana more available to researchers, CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reported earlier Thursday.

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