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In a groundbreaking move, marijuana has been officially removed from the list of the world's most dangerous drugs and has instead been recognized as a medicine.

Here's what we know...

Now, it's been a topic that's divided many for years...

Is marijuana actually bad for you?

Of course, it's an illegal drug...

But many have argued for quite some time that marijuana actually has many beneficial and medicinal properties.

Of course, we all know that marijuana is generally smoked in a cigarette...

And it can very easily become quite a nasty habit, with people becoming extremely dependent on the drug.

Here in America, the majority of marijuana smoking occurs in college dorms...

Which is probably why it doesn't exactly have a great reputation!

But believe it or not...

Smoking marijuana doesn't actually carry any severe risks. Of course, regular smoking can cause damage to the lungs, and a person's anxiety and mental health can be affected, but other than that... Smoking pot won't kill you any time soon!

Yet, despite the facts, the drug is only fully legal in seventeen states.

Marijuana laws are changing at a rapid pace across all fifty states, making things a bit confusing at times.

But the one thing that is for certain...

Is that medicinal marijuana use is on the rise.

FYI, for marijuana to serve its medicinal purposes...

Smoking isn't necessarily the answer. Medical marijuana comes in many different forms, including as an oil, a lotion, or even as an edible.

Medicinal marijuana has been used in practice for thousands of years now...

And it has been known to help manage conditions and diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer, Crohn's disease, seizures, chronic pain, and M.S.

It's remarkable how effective treatments such as cannabis oil and CBD can be...

And now, it has just been announced that marijuana is no longer under the category of "dangerous drugs."

From today, Marijuana will be officially recognized as medicine.

A historic vote at the United Nations today has now finally recognized the medicinal value of the drug and has therefore removed it from a list of dangerous drugs that are placed under the strictest controls.

Even though this is a step in the right direction, there has been a divide in opinion...

With a vast majority applauding the United Nation's decision.

But clearly, some people feel that this news will encourage others to continue smoking marijuana illegally...

And many have pointed out the negative side-effects that come from overly smoking the drug.

So, when did this all start?

The vote came about following a recommendation from experts at the World Health Organisation that the UN's Commission for Narcotic Drugs should remove cannabis from an international list of dangerous drugs that are discouraged from being used for medicinal purposes, as per LadBible.

Marijuana had been on this list - Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs - for fifty-nine years.

However, despite now being recognized as medicine, marijuana remains banned for non-medical use, per the UN. "The original decision [in 1961] to prohibit cannabis lacked scientific basis and was rooted in colonial prejudice and racism," said Anna Fordham, executive director of the International Drug Policy Consortium, "It disregarded the rights and traditions of communities that have been growing and using cannabis for medicinal, therapeutic, religious and cultural purposes for centuries, and has led to millions being criminalized and incarcerated across the globe."

More than fifty countries around the world have already adopted medicinal marijuana programs...

Meaning the future is looking very bright - and very green - for medical marijuana! Read on to learn about why Johnny Depp gave his thirteen-year-old daughter marijuana...