Earlier this year the DEA anounced they would consider rescheduling marijuana, with their decision coming on or before July 1st of this year. The Santa Monica Observer is reporting news from a DEA lawyer, who chose to remain anonymous, that marijuana will be moved down to Schedule II beginning on August 1st, 2016. If the DEA truly does reschedule cannabis, it will legalize medical marijuana in all 50 states, allowing patients with qualifying conditions to purchase the drug as a prescription. Medical marijuana could become a standard in every state, but the DEA lawyer is suggesting all recreational pot markets will be forced to require a prescription.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will reclassify marijuana as a "Schedule Two" drug on August 1, 2016, essentially legalizing medicinal cannabis in all 50 states with a doctor's prescription, said a DEA lawyer with knowledge of the matter.
The Los Angeles based DEA Attorney who spoke to us, asked to remain anonymous because he was not authorized to speak to the press about the matter.
The DEA lawyer gave us his legal opinion that if you happen to live where recreational marijuana is now legal, i.e. Colorado or Washington State; after August 1, you will need a prescription, as you would need throughout the U.S