Several states, including Indiana, are being asked to consider medical marijuana by advocates of cannabis use.  Medical Marijuana is not the same as medicines based upon compounds in the plant that may have proven health benefits.  The US Food and Drug Administration has approved some of these medicines already through the standard route other drugs take.    Medical marijuana is different in that it allows the smoking or ingestion of marijuana including the properties that make people “hight.”   The following article by a physician and addictions expert points out that medical marijuana is not necessary and it has been responsible for an increase in teen pot use.  Read more