Rescheduling Cannabis: What does it mean and is it going to happen. Cannabis is, as of right now, a Schedule 1 drug in the United States. Schedule 1 drugs are considered to be inherently dangerous, with no medicinal value. Drugs such as heroine and methamphetamine are Schedule 1 drugs; they are completely banned. Marijuana has been a Schedule 1 drug for much of the 20th and into the 21st century. Since the Prohibitionist movements of the first part of the 20th century, exemplified by the ludicrously fear mongering film “Reefer Madness,” and even extending into the “Just Say No” campaign of the 1990s, there has been a widespread misconception that marijuana is a dangerous drug that causes psychosis and can kill. In fact, marijuana is far less lethal and mind-altering than alcohol, which is a completely legal drug, and is less addictive than tobacco, which can be enjoyed at an even younger age than alcohol can. In addition, marijuana has many proven health benefits, which Schedule 1 drugs do not have. Therefore, many activists and activist groups have put pressure on the DEA to reschedule cannabis. The proposed rescheduling would make cannabis a Schedule 2 drug, putting it in the same category as narcotic painkillers.