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Medical Marijuana Background

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Background of medical marijuana in Idaho
Marijuana was not always illegal in the US. The origins of the prohibition of cannabis are rife with cultural beliefs and political policies which have limited the ability for cannabis to be used therapeutically or medically. The 1937 Marijuana Tax Act was replaced in 1970 by the Controlled Substance Act and despite scientists making recommendations to Nixon to downgrade the schedule 1 classification against cannabis, Nixon maintained that cannabis remain a prohibited substance. In 1996, California became the first of many states to establish a medical marijuana program through ballot and/or legislative process. Despite medical marijuana laws in 40 states and territories, cannabis remains illegal under
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