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What the DEA’s Marijuana Rescheduling May Mean for People with ADHD

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May 2, 2024The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a proposal to reclassify marijuana from the most tightly regulated Schedule I category to the less stringent Schedule III group of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

The historic reclassification, if enacted, would recognize the medical uses of cannabis and acknowledge that its potential for abuse is lower than that of other drugs.

However, some worry that reclassification could also increase the risk for substance use disorder, particularly in individuals with ADHD.Marijuana has fallen under the Schedule I classification since 1971.

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