Marijuana as Medicine Position Statement

Marijuana as Medicine Position Statement

On April 9, 2014 the Interact for Health Public Policy Committee approved the following Marijuana as Medicine Position Statement:

In the United States, all prescribed medicines go through the rigorous processes of the Food and Drug Administration(FDA). The FDA reviews, approves and monitors all medicines. It sets standards for safe manufacturing, consistent dose, storage, safe prescription, and lack of contamination of drugs. Marijuana is not presently approved for use by the FDA as a prescribed medicine.

Interact for Health believes that if marijuana is to be used as a prescribed medicine, it should receive the same review, regulation and oversight as every other prescribed medicine in the United States.  This would include the long-term effects that marijuana will have on learning, memory and behavior, especially in infants and young children. 



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