Medical Pot Use Raises Concerns

According to Dr. David C. Randolph, a Milford, Ohio-based occupational physician, opioids, in the early 90s, were not considered to be addictive and they were widely prescribed for pain management something eerily familiar to medical marijuana laws. A 2017 survey revealed that 83% of Americans believe doctors should be able to prescribe marijuana to patients, which now is legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Cannabis still remains a Schedule I drug under federal law, but state laws vary widely. But, many doctors are arguing that the drugs chemical makeup and pharmaceutical reactions have not been studied enough to determine long-term effects as a prescribed medication for pain.

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