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Report: U.S. government to allow more research on marijuana

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is set to announce Thursday that while the U.S. government will allow more research into marijuana, it will not be reclassified from its current status as a Schedule 1 drug, sources tell The Guardian.

The decision is a response to a petition filed by two former state governors in 2011. Schedule 1 drugs, including heroin, LSD, peyote, and ecstasy, have "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse," and the petition asked that marijuana be reclassified as a drug that does have accepted medical uses. In 25 states, marijuana can be used for medical purposes, and in four states, recreational use for adults is legal.