Originally Posted by alnorth
The people in WA and CO aren't interested in medical MJ, they want recreational MJ. That requires congress.
Obama and the DEA cant completely deschedule MJ, and if its scheduled at all class 2, class 3, whatever, it is illegal without a doctor's prescription.
Slight correction on this. A schedule 5 drug could be sold OTC, but it has to be for medical purposes, and there could be forms to fill out and record-keeping of the sale. (eg, those powerful cough medicines that are sometimes used to make meth)
There's no way in hell MJ will ever be rescheduled to schedule V.