In a move that could have important implications for the legalized marijuana industry, a New Jersey appeals court has ruled that the state should review marijuana’s classification as a Schedule 1 drug, which makes it illegal under federal law.
Schedule 1 denotes substances that have no accepted medical use and are easy to abuse. The classification includes heroin.
Because marijuana is being used to treat health ailments, New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs must reevaluate the Schedule 1 classification under the appellate court’s ruling, NJ.com reported.
The medical benefits of marijuana are “abundant and