U.S. approves first prescription drug made from marijuana - The Cannabist WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. Pot has always had medical benifits using it. The Gov. had to keep the public dumbed down about it because there was to much money to be made within the system from local levels to federal and all the war on drugs did was create a money generators for politicians who used " SAVE THE CHILDREN". war on drugs scam to guilt trip sheep into falling for it all. Just like they use the " save the children" line for anything else they want passed as the clueless public doesn't realize how any laws passed spills over into everybody's life of so called FREEDOM.