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Stack P, Suddath C. A brief history of medical marijuana. Time. 21 Oct. 2009. html. Webley K. Brief History: Medical Marijuana. Time. 21 Jun. 2010, Vol. 175 Issue 24, p22. Thomas J. The Past Present, and Future of Medical Marijuana in the United States. Psychiatric Times. 6 Jan. 2010, Vol. 27 No. 1. com/display/article/10168/1507650. Federal Drug Classification Schedules. National Substance Abuse Index. 2006. org/drugclass. htm. Johnson K. In Montana, A Bid to End Medical Use of Marijuana. The New York Times.

Clark, Kevin M. Capuzzi and Cameron Fick unique to cannabis. The main psychoactive compound of marijuana is delta-9tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) [20]. The harmful effects of marijuana include rapid heartbeat, some loss of coordination, and impaired immediate memory. In addition, the drug can adversely affect one’s critical skills, including those skills necessary to operate vehicles safely, such as judgment of distance and reaction time [21]. As reported by a 2010 Harvard Medical Study, marijuana seems to induce psychotic symptoms and worsen conditions in patients already diagnosed with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders.

Provides Free Marijuana. The New York Times. 19 Mar. 1999: A-10. Gay Stolberg S. Government Study on Marijuana Sees Medical Benefits. The New York Times. 18 Mar. 1999: A1. , Benson JA. Marijuana And Medicine: Assessing The Science Base. : Institute of Medicine. Mar. 1999: 99. , 3. , 438. ” Ibid. Should marijuana be a medical option? 7 Jun. 2011. org/. Szalavitz M. S. Rules that Marijuana has no Medical Use. What Does Science Say? Time. 11 Jul. 2011.

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