The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 added the marijuana plant to the schedule 1 drug list for controlled dangerous substances with LSD, Meth, & DMT. This shut down the ability for medical and scientific research that companies and institutions can conduct on marijuana without fear of federal prosecution.
The silver lining is that states have passed bills protecting their residents from state prosecution. Reports have shown that teen use of marijuana has dropped, CBD is being used by professional athletes openly, and more industries are focusing on hemp manufacturing. This is New Jersey opportunity to make a positive change.
Other medical conditions treated with marijuana:
Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Seizure, ALS, Multiple sclerosis (MS), Muscular dystrophy, Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), Crohn’s disease…. and much more to be discovered.