This site has been created to help readers stay up to date with medical marijuana information across the nation.
Currently, marijuana is classified under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, the most tightly restricted category reserved for drugs which have “no currently accepted medical use”. This is simply not the case. Currently, marijuana shares this scheduling classification with heroin- this is not a correct classification. Marijuana is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known. No one has ever died from an overdose, and it has a wide variety of therapeutic effects, including:
- Relief from nausea and appetite loss
- Reduction of intraocular (within the eye) pressure
- Reduction of muscle spasms
- Relief from chronic pain
The stories that are submitted will be published by pfmmj in the next petition to reschedule cannabis from Schedule I classification to a more appropriate scheduling. The ability to communicate why the medicine should be considered for rescheduling helps provide visibility into the positive effects.