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The term `Medical Marijuana is not accepted by the OVOM network. There is no such thing as medical marijuana – only cannabinoid products like Epidiolex, Marinol, Cesamet are approved by the FDA and other Western regulators as a medicine and prescribed by doctors. 

`Medical marijuana´ is used in some countries and called drug policy but is big business. The selling, growing and manufacturing drugs from marijuana is misleading people. They are, in effect, promoting what is a dangerous and otherwise illegal drug which endangers millions of people, families and society. In fact the sale and promotion of crude marijuana which contains 400 chemicals puts patients at significant risk for infections, mental and respiratory problems, compromised immune system and death. Using it medically, as some suggest, is 18th century medicine.

According to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of the United Nations 1961, each country must produce an annual report on how much narcotics it needs for medical and scientific use and research, (which is legal) followed the next year by assessment of how much was actually used. All sale and promotion of illicit drugs for pleasure, under the guise of medicine, is forbidden, outrageous and damaging. 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA - STATEMENT FOR OVOM

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