Special Edition on Medical Marijuana
The November ballot in California included Proposition 64, an initiative to legalize adult recreational marijuana use in California. Medical marijuana use has been legal in California since 1996, but since this proposition passed, marijuana use as an unprescribed/herbal medication may well increase. At the same time, the DEA recently affirmed marijuana's status as a schedule I controlled substance, meaning it has "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse." There is, obviously, quite a disconnect between federal and state attitudes. Here is some background and an opinion.
Considerations on Proposition 64: Marijuana Legalization
Medical Marijuana: What to Tell Our Patients