|Medical marijuana (or marijuana for medical use)||
The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions (https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana-medicine)|
Whether marijuana is recognized as medicine varies from country to country. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine, but a growing number of states have legalized marijuana for medical use. In Canada, it is legal to possess cannabis for medical purposes, and legalization for non-medical use is set to take place in 2018.
|Cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP)||A similar term to “medical marijuana,” CTP refers to legal access to cannabis for therapeutic purposes; this includes symptoms associated with health or mental disorders |