If Weed Is Rescheduled, Does That Mean It Is Now Federally Legal? (And Other Questions You Were Afraid to Ask)

While this recommendation appears promising, it does not usher in an immediate transformation for marijuana. The DEA will require time to deliberate on reclassification, and even if it does occur, marijuana will remain subject to federal regulations and rules. Furthermore, federal-level recreational legalization would not automatically follow, and marijuana would continue to be a controlled substance.