Cannabis sativa, the Latin name for marijuana, is an herb that has been used for thousands of years to treat many different symptoms. It’s also one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine (an alternative therapy). The active ingredient in medical marijuana, also known as medical cannabis, is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The herb cannabis/marijuana is labeled as a Schedule 1 Substance, indicating that (legally) it has no known medicinal properties or uses.
Marijuana is increasingly being prescribed and used for a variety of medical reasons, including pain relief. But its use is controversial, and in the United States—as in every other country in the world—it continues to be illegal under federal law. Despite this fact, over half the states in the U.S. have approved the prescribing of marijuana for medical purposes. Read the full article Here.