The debate over Medical Marijuana

Until 1937 during its prohibition, the extract of marijuana was one of the most prescribed medications in the United States. When marijuana became illegal, its medicine use was restricted. Nevertheless, despite these regulations, the research and study of the medical use of hemp continues.
When some states legalized smoked marijuana for some patients, it became a subject f continuous debate. Congress classified THC, one of the active compounds in marijuana as Schedule 1 drugs. Schedule 1 drugs are defined as without no medicinal value. There have been so many debates over the years regarding the medical benefits of hemp. A lot of people feel that marijuana should be classified as a Schedule II drug so it can be prescribed legally. Schedule II drugs are considered still as having potential for abuse and for physical and psychological dependence but could be available with prescription. Moreover, they are also considered as having accepted medical uses.
The states that have legalized marijuana for medical use have been at odd with federal laws. During the campaign, President Obama said that states must make their own rules on medical cannabis. This could be quite confusing to the people who are using marijuana for medical purposes because the federal laws may vary from the laws of the state, so it is important to determine your state rules before you proceed.

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