It is one one of those subjects that causes allot of debate and this is a good thing as it needs to be looked at not just in the US but around the world. I am sufferer of Back and shoulder pain and I'm at the point where no over the counter meds now work and I've had some bad reactions to some of the stronger prescription drugs. I live in the UK where cannabis is totally illegal and finding legal drugs that work is now a near impossibility. It would be great if there were more options and I will admit that I already know that it does work. If Doctors were allowed to prescribe it, it would need to be regulated as it is bad enough now that they seem to prescribe pain killers like sweets.