Washington, Although numerous studies have shown that marijuana can be used as a medicine, the United States chose not to legalize the crop nationally. Officials assess the possibility of abuse is greater than the benefits obtained.
“We conclude that marijuana has great potential to be abused. Even to be taken under medical supervision, marijuana has a low safety margin,” said U.S. Department of Justice in its decision as quoted by Xinhua.
With that statement, marijuana remains classified as a hazardous material such as heroin and shabu-shabu. Its use is restricted by a special permit for scientific purposes in educational institutions, not for treatment let alone to be abused.
United States’ decision to reject the legalization of marijuana be a bitter end for some scientists, who for the last 9 years fighting for marijuana to be used for medical purposes. Numerous studies show that marijuana can overcome various diseases and pain.
Although ultimately rejected, most of the activists who fight for the legalization of marijuana is not too surprised to hear the decision. Previously, the proposed legalization of marijuana in the United States had been rejected 2 times, respectively in 1972 and 1995.
“This is obviously politically motivated decision of the opponents of legalizing marijuana,” said one activist, Joe Elford of Americans for Safe Access (ASA).
Not just in the United States, the movement to support the legalization of marijuana also briefly appeared in Indonesia with the National Cannabis was driven by the circumference (LGN). The group is assessing the medical benefits of marijuana have a lot so that should be legalized for medical purposes.
In Indonesia, Law No. 3 / 2009 on Narcotics Narcotics are still categorizes marijuana as a class I which means it should not be used for purposes other than scientific research.Cannabis should never be used for other purposes, including for treatment.
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