Sorting Through the Science on Marijuana: Facts, Fallacies, and Implications for Legalization

Danovitch, Itai
January 2012
McGeorge Law Review;Jan2012, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p91
Academic Journal
The article discusses various issues related to the legalization of marijuana in the U.S. concerning its biological and medical characteristics, and its merits and demerits. It takes account of a situation that might arise due to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) process of examining whether a substance should be legal for medicinal or non-medicinal consumption regarding marijuana. It further elaborates on the evidences that support the medical syndrome of addiction of marijuana. It mentions that some believe addiction to marijuana. does not exist.


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