Jeff Sessions Sued By Medical Marijuana Patients Over Controlled Substances Act
For comparison's sake, marijuana is classified on the same level as heroin and LSD and on a higher level than cocaine and meth. Cocaine and meth are classified as "Schedule II" drugs, meaning that the government thinks that marijuana is more dangerous than drugs that killed over 9,000 people in 2016.
“Classifying cannabis as a ‘Schedule I drug’ is so irrational that it violates the U.S. Constitution,” the suit says. Meth and cocaine are schedule II drugs and thus considered more benign than marijuana under the law.