Marijuana as a medicine remains a subject of intense debate, but roughly a dozen states now allow doctors to prescribe marijuana or THC in cases where it is medically indicated, such as glaucoma and the nausea associated with intensive chemotherapy. Because of medical marijuana usage at the state level, blogs have sprung up to provide information and debate the merits of state medical marijuana initiatives.
In California, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the most commonly reported used of medical marijuana are for the treatment of chronic pain, AIDS, and anxiety-related mood disorders. Despite federal opposition, more than a dozen states have signaled a willingness to move toward medical marijuana by enacting more liberal marijuana enforcement policies. All of these efforts eventually collide with the war on drugs. It is possible that states will continue to push back, resisting federal efforts to nullify state changes in marijuana enforcement policy.