The U.S. marijuana industry and its advocates suffered a huge blow Thursday after it was announced the drug will remain illegal, according to a report issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substance Act. All drugs that are considered Schedule 1 substances mean that they have no medical use as per the Food and Drug Administration, which means the 29 US states that have legalized the medical and recreational use of marijuana are now in complete defiance of federal law. According to the DEA, a Health and Human Services evaluation revealed marijuana has no ‘‘currently accepted medical use’’ because “the drug’s chemistry is


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