Feds affirm prohibition on medical marijuana
Source: The Washington Post
The Federal Government refused to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, reaffirming its conclusion that the drug’s therapeutic value has not been scientifically proven. The Drug Enforcement Administration also turned down requests to remove marijuana from “Schedule I,” which classifies it as a drug with “no currently accepted medical use” and precludes doctors from prescribing it. The DEA did agree to expand the number of places allowed to grow marijuana for research studies such as relief of pain and treatment for epilepsy.