A letter issued today by the DEA Acting Administrator, states that marijuana will remain a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act, while encouraging further scientific research into the medical applications of marijuana.
“The passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) marks a historic moment for the millions of Americans struggling with addiction and for the families trying to find help for a loved one.
Today marks the launch of the seventh annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest, in conjunction with the Partnership as part of its “Above the Influence” campaign. The contest asks young musicians, ages 14–18, to compose or create an original song and/or music video that celebrates life above the influence or brings attention to the real-life consequences of substance abuse.
Too many families have lost someone they love to a drug overdose. In fact, today, 128 families are grieving, and today’s toxicology report adds one more family to that roll call: the family of Prince. He is number 129.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today launched #GotYourBack, a peer-to-peer action campaign that raises awareness among teens about the risks of binge drinking and empowers teens to help a friend who may be in trouble from drinking too much alcohol.