The Controversy Continues
The CA Medical Assn, the state’s largest medical group representing more than 35,000 doctors, calls for the legalization of marijuana. Dr. Donald Lyman, author of the group’s new policy, says it was born out of frustration with CA’s medical marijuana law which allows doctors to prescribe the illegal substance. "It’s an uncomfortable position for doctors. It is an open question whether cannabis is useful or not. That question can only be answered once it is legalized and more research is done. Then, and only then, can we know what it is useful for." The CMA calls for the regulation of marijuana use - and the debate to legalize the substance rages on. Last year CA voters rejected Prop 19 which would have legalized the cultivation and possession of limited amounts of cannabis.