Marijuana legislation has evolved over the past decade. More and more states have laws that support recreational or medical marijuana use. In the setting of a federal laws that still schedule this cannabis and other extracts from the plant as schedule I there is still a long way to go for full legalization.
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Over the years laws on cannabis use have changed. Most of these changes were not based on any strong levels of evidence but were based on social perception. In this article I seek to highlight some of the issues associated with these changes and address the potential benefits of more liberal legislation on cannabis.