June 8, 2020 at 1:44 pm #3665Mary JonesParticipant
Many U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana in some form.
However, a lot of people are using marijuana regularly, but FDA has only allowed it for the treatment of two odd and severe forms of Dravet syndrome, epilepsy, and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Medical marijuana is used to treat a number of various situations, as per below:
Eating disorders such as anorexia
Wasting syndrome (cachexia)
Mental health conditions like schizophrenia and posttraumatic stress disorder
June 8, 2020 at 1:44 pm #3666EvaParticipant
The question is, why hasn’t more analysis and research been done on this product? One decision is that the DEA (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration) believes marijuana a Schedule I drug, the same as LSD, heroin and ecstasy, and likely to be ill-treated and missing in medical value.
According to its background, researchers need a special license to study it and help to DAE for effective control and management strategies.
June 8, 2020 at 1:45 pm #3667Morning StonerParticipant
You have the facts right about marijuana being a schedule 1 drug which makes no sense at all! Have you ever watch the movie pineapple express? The intro to the movie depicts the perception of the government about marijuana back in the day. Great movie!! it does requires you to be a little stone! or a lot!!
June 8, 2020 at 1:46 pm #3668Melissa MarzettParticipant
These criteria are not binding and may not change anytime soon. The Drug Enforcement Administration considered re-categorize marijuana as a Schedule II drug like Oxycodone or Ritalin, but finalized it to keep it as a Schedule I drug.
Hence, the agency did and agrees to support more deep research on marijuana and make the procedure easier for analysts.
No doubt, research is seriously needed, because we have to be able to recommend doctors and patients on the safe and effective use of cannabis, Bonn-Miller says.
June 8, 2020 at 1:46 pm #3669Morning StonerParticipant
Is that current data? If it is, I wonder why would the government spend our tax payers money to reschedule a drug as ultimately illegal when many states have already legalized it for recreational use and many more for medicinal. Getting cut for weed in any part of America will be a joke pretty soon!!! Unless you are driving or at work, that is up to us not make stupid decisions while high just as we, or at least some of us, have done with alcohol consumption.
In regards to the research, due to cannabis being a schedule 1 drug, not very many organizations were able to get legal weed to conduct research or in some other cases the federal government will simply not approve such study.
Information is power but at this point we seem to have plenty of it when it comes to cannabis so why are you so eager to get even more data?
June 8, 2020 at 1:46 pm #3670Rain Dance MaggieParticipant
Seems like a missed opportunity to me! There is no reason that every stone is not being overturned to find a spot for all of these illnesses
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