In a recent update on the standoff between state and federal government, the US government cut federal grants for treatments using medical marijuana. This move by the federal government goes against the states that legalized marijuana for medical conditions without significant scientific evidence. This is especially true for the states that allow marijuana treatment for opioid addiction.
Why did the government do this?
Marijuana is still illegal under Schedule 1 substance of federal officials. However, 33 states have already legalized medical marijuana. Also, 12 states legalized recreational use. The federal government’s new update applies to two main grants for opioid addiction treatment and another grant that encourages state attempts to treat drug and alcohol addiction.