While it may seem to odd to most people that U.S. law considers medical marijuana and cannabis in general to be among the most dangerous and addictive drugs available, much of that has to do with fact that Congress was (and still is) able to rely upon the fact there are no federal government recognized studies that marijuana is not addictive, not dangerous or that it has many medical uses.
The reason for this is not because scientists are unwilling to do the work. Rather, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) makes it extremely difficult for medical uses to be subject to testing and medical evaluation. The DEA makes it very difficult for researchers to obtain marijuana in any quantity to be used in conducting these tests United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is claiming they need to see before there is any discussion about whether it Is actually medicinal and whether it should be approved for use as a medicine. This of course is the problem with not being able to do the research in the first place. Continue reading