While marijuana is now becoming more legally accessible in the United States, there is still a lot that researchers don’t know about how this plant really works.
It was in the 1930s, during what was referred to as “Reefer Madness,” that marijuana was first banned. Just because marijuana is now more legally accessible, there is still a lot of research to be done in order to better understand the plant and exactly how it affects people.
Business Insider notes that all marijuana research has told society so far is that there are some legitimate medical uses and benefits. That and the fact that it is more than likely less harmful than opioids, alcohol, and even tobacco. Naturally, there is still a lot of research that needs to be done, as researchers have a pretty long list of marijuana-related questions.