Marijuana news: Pediatricians call on feds to reclassify pot

January 28, 2015 1:37 PM

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The American Academy of Pediatrics this week weighed in on the classification of marijuana, urging the federal government to reclassify the drug to facilitate research.

The organization released a policy statement on marijuana, reaffirming its opposition to legalizing cannabis and expressing concern about the drug's harmful affects on young people. But the group also urged the government to move marijuana from its Schedule I status, where it's grouped with heroin a...

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