Are you sure about that Ms Fenn?????Primitive man also determined whether or not something was edible by taste and feel. We've come a long way since then. I don't measure current medical options on what H. habilis or A. afarensis did.
Whether or not I think marijuana is "good medicine" is immaterial and moot. It is currently illegal in our state. That's all I can go by.
North Carolina’s limited medical marijuana law was adopted in June 2014 with the passing of House Bill (HB) 1220 and was amended in July 2015 by HB 766. The law, titled the Epilepsy Alternative Treatment Act, allows for the use of “hemp extract” for the treatment of epilepsy if recommended by a neurologist.
Even your state is beginning to realize the medicinal value of Marijuana for NON palliative means.