US will reclassify marijuana in historic shift: AP sources | AP News:

Once OMB signs off, the DEA will take public comment on the plan to move marijuana from its current classification as a Schedule I drug, alongside heroin and LSD. It moves pot to Schedule III, alongside ketamine and some anabolic steroids, following a recommendation from the federal Health and Human Services Department. After the public-comment period the agency would publish the final rule.

That’s fantastic news! It’s ludicrous that weed was ever Schedule I, i.e. “with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse”, when alcohol isn’t. I can’t think of a single criterion by which marijuana is worse for users or for society than America’s current favorite drug of choice.