well obama did not agree with the dea's decison to keep mj on schedule 1. like past presidents he signs a number of orders as he leaves office, often freeing people and granting pardons.
this is long overdue since there needs to be peer-reviewed research on the efficacy of mmj for pain relief. of course he is also opening the door for legalization. since 22 states have voted in mmj, even the prez acknowledge that mmj is especially crucial for ms and epilipsy patients. good political news for a change.