But rescheduling marijuana would not have allowed doctors to prescribe marijuana nationwide. Coca leaves, from which cocaine is derived, are listed in Schedule II, but physicians cannot prescribe coca leaves -- and pharmacies cannot sell these leaves -- because no one has moved coca leaves through the FDA approval process to make them available by prescription.
The mainstream debate on encryption is tainted by an exaggerated reaction to the Snowden leaks. Many of those who side with Apple do so merely out of anxious suspicion of government surveillance by the NSA. We, however, reject this line of reasoning. Weakening encryption will make life easier for cyber criminals and cyber spies. But, at the same time, we have to find solutions to keep ourselves secure.