schedule i controlled substances

Those 8 words are the kind you’d expect to hear from an outlaw biker. But thanks to federal law and the Drug Enforcement Administration, they’re the words of a 15-year-old who has turned to medical marijuana to treat a chronic illness.

In 2011, Coltyn Turner’s Crohn’s disease (chronic inflammation of the digestive tract) was so severe that he stopped growing. But when Turner began regularly taking marijuana, designated a Schedule I controlled substance by the DEA, he saw his life turn around.