onenerdykidYour first part claims that since it is used by so many people, it must therefore be abused- that's not a truism. Something can have a high rate of use without being abused, and also a low rate of use while being abused. Also in the DEA's definition is dependency. To claim that marijuana causes dependency on the level of heroin flies in the face of common sense and experience.
Again, you also have to agree that cocaine, PCP, and Meth are less risky and more medically beneficial than marijuana. You honestly think that too?
Id argue weed has a high rate of use and abuse. Dependency is a small factor. Read tge definition again.
Why do I have to agree about the other drugs? We aren't talking about them. We are talking about weed. If you don't agree with the classification of other drugs, that's a separate topic, and you should work on getting those other drugs reclassified.
B.GillisPlease explain your definition of abuse, and I like you but cmon high incidence of abuse compared to what? It takes a serious degenerate to abuse weed.
According to the law, weed has no beneficial uses. Therefore, people who use it to get high would be abusing it as compared to those using it for medical purposes.
In a similar vein, I'd argue that people who drink alcohol to get drunk, abuse alcohol.
I'm just saying I see why, according to the law, the dea has it listed as schedule 1.