Despite the support for the clinical use of marijuana expressed by patient groups and many members of Congress, the Drug Enforcement Administration continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule I drug (the category with no legally permitted uses) under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. One legislative criteria for categorizing a drug as Schedule I is that the drug have no “currently accepted medical use[s].”1 While there are no administrative data that can be used to directly examine medical uses of marijuana, it is possible to …
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