NEWARK – New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs will soon seek public input on whether to reschedule marijuana out of its current “Schedule I” classification.
The state’s appellate division of the Superior Court has ruled that the division has the authority to reevaluate how marijuana is classified under state law. The ruling didn’t dictate that the division must reschedule cannabis.
Drugs are classified on a scale from I to V. Currently, marijuana is a Schedule I drug, in league with heroin and LSD. The category contains substances that have a high potential for abuse and have no accepted medical use for treatment in the United States. Exceptions are made for treatments under medical supervision.
The court ruled that the state can change its classification despite the federal law.
An announcement on how the public can offer input will be made in the coming weeks.