How would this change FDA’s regulatory authority over marijuana? Wouldn’t descheduling be better?
FDA has authority over cannabis when used in consumer products, and even if marijuana were removed from the list of controlled substances, FDA would retain substantial regulatory authority — not much less than it does now. This is why ATACH is recommending that marijuana be subject to regulation through TTB, similar to alcohol, rather than through FDA alone. ATACH’s goal is to deschedule marijuana through comprehensive federal legalization and have marijuana treated like alcohol.