House Speaker Say Medical Marijuana Bill May Be Dead

medical-marijuanaA similar bill passed the House health committee last year but never was put to a vote on the House floor. Medical marijuana supporters and advocates say it can help treat health problems such as glaucoma, seizures, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), multiple sclerosis & rheumatoid arthritis.

Critics of medical marijuana say generally that medical use is not supported by scientific evidence and ultimately leads to recreational abuse and illegal trafficking under the guise of medicine. While marijuana remains illegal under federal law, the U.S. Justice Department has issued guidelines under which it wouldn’t interfere with state marijuana laws.

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