Below is a link to a position paper PAN published in 2011,
Removing Cannabis From The Controlled Substances Act Why Rescheduling Marihuana Will Not End The State-Federal Conflict Over Medical Cannabis.
We are re-posting this link by popular demand as the issue of rescheduling cannabis v. reclassifying continues. Marihuana penalties under Schedules II - V are more harsh than under Schedule I. Collectives and personal cultivation would remain a punishable federal offense. Rescheduling could do more harm than good and does nothing to put hemp back to work.