Unfortunately, as good as the above sounds, coming from an administrative law judge meant that it would have little impact. It’s 2015 and cannabis is still a Schedule 1 drug, meaning that it our federal government views it as having no recognized medical value, a high potential for abuse, and it cannot be safely administered even under a doctor’s supervision.
But to put it bluntly, no sane person believes any of those things.
Here is to hoping that 2016 will, at the very minimum, see a reclassification of cannabis at the federal level. We say “at the very minimum,” because what really should happen is full legalization.