so, how did we end up with this joke of an idea - this "medicinal marijuana" crock of shit?
it's a legal loophole. it's not science; there's no science upholding this, and plenty debunking it.
reality is that it's hard to legalize pot, because of the international
drug laws around it. that's ultimately the reason i don't expect it to
happen here at all. so, you get around that by calling it a medicine and
letting a doctor prescribe it.
but, smart people can
see through this, and can see that the whole charade has done more to
damage the medical profession than it has to legitimize the marijuana
the right answer is to deregulate it like
alcohol (it's harmless, in moderation.), to treat potheads like
alcoholics (they need help.) and to stop selling it like snake oil.
and, for fuck's sake, don't smoke in the goddamned house.