LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Nugg Club, the nation’s first true cannabis subscription box featuring full-sized products curated by experts and personalized to each customer, announced today the launch of Schedule 1, a new cannabis brand that seeks to provide instrumental support towards the mission of declassifying marijuana as a controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Specifically, proceeds from Schedule 1 will be donated to lobbying efforts that seek to reclassify marijuana, and to Last Prisoner Project to free individuals in prison on non-violent cannabis charges who are serving jail because of marijuana being defined as a Schedule I drug.
The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) places all substances which are in some manner regulated under existing federal law into one of five schedules. Drugs like marijuana, opioids and heroin are classified as Schedule I drugs and are defined as those with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. They also carry heavy penalties and jail time, sometimes mandatory, in the criminal justice system.
Yet, according to the Marijuana Policy Project there are over 4.3 million patients in the U.S. who rely on cannabis to ease the symptoms caused by myriad conditions, from cancer to post traumatic stress disorder and epilepsy. In fact, the U.S. already has patents on cannabinoids, including THC, based on their ability to prevent age-related brain damage and trauma.
While some bills have supported rescheduling cannabis to a less harsh category, state-legal cannabis businesses would still be unprotected from federal prosecution. Rescheduling also wouldn’t protect private citizens from arrest. Nugg Club aims to have Schedule 1 create a self-sustaining platform that supports removing cannabis from the list of controlled substances and helps to free people incarcerated for nonviolent marijuana crimes due to federal scheduling.
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