The Debate over Medical Marijuana in the United States


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The Debate over Medical Marijuana in the United States
Marijuana has been classified as a Schedule I controlled substance in the United States since the early 1970s ( Because of this, marijuana is considered illegal, and to be found while possessing it or using it could lead to fines and arrests anywhere within the United States border. In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “the federal government has the power to arrest and prosecute patients and their suppliers even if the marijuana use is permitted under state law, because of its authority under the federal Controlled Substances Act to regulate interstate commerce in illegal drugs” (
648-649). At the same time, marijuana has been studied by scientists and found to...
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