Medical Cannabis Debate

Until its prohibition in the year 1937, marijuana extract was one of the most prescribed medicines in the US. When cannabis became illegal, its use as medicine was restricted. Nonetheless, regardless of the regulations, the study and research of cannabis medical use continues.
When some US states legalized cannabis for patients, it became a subject for continuous debate. Congress classified it as a Schedule 1 drug, which is defined as having no medical value. There have been a lot of debates through the years about the medical attributes of cannabis. Many people feel that it should be classified as schedule 2 drugs so it can be legally prescribed. Schedule II drugs are still considered having abuse potentials and psychological and physical dependence but may be available as long as there is a prescription. Furthermore, they are considered also has having accepted medicinal benefits.
The states that legalized marijuana for medicinal use have been at odds with federal laws. President Obama stated during the campaign that each state should make their own regulations about medical cannabis. This may be a bit confusing for people who use it for medicinal purposes since federal laws could vary from state laws, thus it is necessary to find out what the rules in your state are before proceeding.

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