Pay Attention To The Law And The Science Of Cannabidiol

By Brett Taylor and Amy Alderfer (May 9, 2018, 1:26 PM EDT) -- Legalization of marijuana has been a popular idea in recent years, with 30 states and the District of Columbia having laws that legalize marijuana in some form. However, under federal law, marijuana is a Schedule I drug and remains illegal for all purposes. Schedule I drugs are those for which there currently are no accepted medical uses, and have a high potential for abuse. Other Schedule I drugs include heroin, LSD and ecstasy.

While the illegality of marijuana is clear at the federal level, even when legalized at the state level for medical and/or recreational use, confusion swirls around substances derived...

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