Legal medical marijuana is gaining traction internally, and yet widespread misconceptions about medical use of the drug are leaving advocates frustrated.
On Sept. 21, an American TV journalist even quit her job on air—using a choice expletive—after revealing that she is, in fact, the owner of the legal medical marijuana business on which she was reporting.
Here are three misconceptions, along with the real medical facts of marijuana, that the public ought to know have been busted as medical (and in some places, even recreational) cannabis legalization moves forward:
- Myth 1: Marijuana Is Addictive
There are two kinds of addiction: physical and psychological. Physical dependence occurs when a drug alters a person’s body chemistry. Many drugs do this, but it