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The U.S. federal government has not endorsed the medical benefits of marijuana, and the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 makes marijuana use illegal on the federal level, classifying it as a Schedule I drug with no currently accepted medical use. Despite the federal ban on medical marijuana, this map explores the 21 jurisdictions that have passed laws explicitly legalizing medical marijuana use. Read more