In a new paper, AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), which focuses on the well-being of children and young adults, said it opposes legalizing medical marijuana outside the traditional US Food and Drug Administration regulatory process, as several states have done. But the organization acknowledged that further research could provide insight into the medical use of marijuana’s many components, particularly “for children with life-limiting or severely debilitating conditions and for whom current therapies are inadequate.”
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Others are trying to understand why cannabis is classified as a schedule 1 drug.
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