There is much misunderstanding about “medical” marijuana. National Families in Action explains when a controlled substance becomes medicine.
NFIA has also published some helpful leaflet on the difference between marijuana and “medical” marijuana. Medical marijuana doesn’t hold promise for epilepsy, but CBD does. The public greatly misunderstands the difference between CBD and marijuana.
A recent article by Dr. Schatman on Medscape tries to educate the public on the multi-faceted reasons the medical community is not favorable to marijuana.