US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research

FILE--In this file photo taken June 2, 2016, medical marijuana grows at Jeff Smith's and Cassie Heckenkamp's property along the McKenzie River east of Springfield, Ore. Oregon's Deschutes County officials are lifting a ban prohibiting some marijuana businesses from operating in unincorporated areas--the County Commission adopted an ordinance Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, that repeals the ban starting Sept. 1, 2016. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP, file)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will keep marijuana on the list of the most dangerous drugs, despite growing popular support for legalization, but will allow more research into its possible medical benefits, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.

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