Medicinal Marijuana has been used for thousands of years and records in China exist from 5000BC documenting its use. Medicinal Marijuana is now legally recognised in Switzerland, Holland, United States of America, India and France. The THC molecule is the most powerful of natural medicines.
It's unfortunate that thousands of law abiding citizens have to suffer the side effects and addiction of sub optimal pharmaceutical treatments. The 'herb' is mentioned in the bible and administered for thousands of years and formerly available on the U.K. National Health Service but was abolished in 1973 due to 'over prescription' and government pressure from big business interests. Industry sources have claimed that pharmaceutical companies would loose as much as 20% of total revenue.
Effective for over 100 aliments, marijuana has always been recognised through written history. The oldest books are made of cannabis hemp, including the 1st Bible and the final draft of the US Constitution. Only in the last 26 years of UK prohibition have numerous vested interests attempted to distort science and history.
The 'Hemp For Victory' affair highlights how past industrialists, publishers, paranoid bureaucratics have built whole bureaucracies based on false premises. Their attempts to suppress information with the doctoring of the U.S. National Archives, National Library of Congress as documented by Anita Roderick's new movie 'The Hemperor'.