Following the 2016 election, the use of medical marijuana in its various forms is legal in 28 states. With the push toward nationwide legalization, the legal use of this drug is still a hot-button topic as medical professionals discover the benefits for a variety of different conditions. One of the most popular uses for medical marijuana is as a replacement for prescription painkillers.
So far, it is clear that medical marijuana does in fact have many medical benefits. However, it still remains a Schedule I drug in the United States (Along with heroin and LSD) which makes clinical trials all the more difficult. Regardless, its medical use has been legalized in some states and continues to be a topic of discussion in the medical community.