• @givesomefucks
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    -122 months ago

    Wait…

    So Biden does have control over the EPA?

    Because when people say Biden can make the DEA deschedule cannabis, people say he ain’t a dictator and agencies are independent…

    But when an agency does a good thing, it’s cause Biden told them too?

    • @disguy_ovahea
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      172 months ago

      He can change the schedule through the HHS and DEA, without congressional approval, and he has already instructed them to do so. The HHS recommended schedule 3, but the DEA continues to propose schedule 1. Harris has been pressing the DEA, as well as identifying opportunities to pardon more people with marijuana convictions.

      • @danc4498
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        62 months ago

        So, what the hell is the DEA waiting on? Biden appointed the head of the DEA. Changing the schedule for marijuana should have been a top priority for any DEA selection.

        • @[email protected]
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          92 months ago

          Probably internal pressure within the DEA, as well as the metric ton of red tape involved in making decisions.

      • @givesomefucks
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        -32 months ago

        It’s harder to reschedule than deschedule…

        Which is why it makes no sense Biden is “trying” to reschedule.

        My point is either Biden’s right and he can’t control the DEA so shouldn’t get credit for this.

        Or he should get credit for this, and the DEA not descheduling (or even rescheduling) is because Biden isn’t actually trying.

        I ain’t a big enough hypocrite to change reality so it makes Biden look best in every situation

        • @disguy_ovahea
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          52 months ago

          Descheduling would still require approvals from both organizations, unless done by executive order. Executive orders are temporary solutions to allow proper legislative action. If he descheduled with executive order, and the HHS and DEA didn’t not agree, the schedule would return at the end of the order. That would be highly disruptive to the industry.