Marijuana (Cannabis) is classified as a Schedule I Controlled Substance.4 Such substances are not allowed to be prescribed by any type of physician in the United States. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s Practitioner’s Manual,5
All drugs listed in Schedule I have no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States and therefore may not be prescribed, administered, or dispensed for medical use. In contrast, drugs listed in Schedules II through V all have some accepted medical use and therefore may be prescribed, administered, or dispensed for medical use.5
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