The possible effects of medical cannabis on public health — a pharmacist’s perspective, Part 1

Cannabis is a generic medical term that refers to drugs derived from plants belonging to the genus cannabis.Cannabis-based medicine refers to cannabis or cannabinoids used as medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms.Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis.Cannabis has an interesting legal status currently and a diverse historical legal status. Presently it is listed as a controlled substance (Schedule 1). Although many states allow for medical use, the US Schedule 1 Federal status does not allow for medical use.

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Source: Jamaica Observer

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