Alex Berenson, Novelist and former New York Times reporter, stated the following in his 2019 book titled Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence:

“Even now, doctors cannot prescribe marijuana, because the FDA has never approved cannabis to treat any medical conditions…

Cannabis’s general uselessness as medicine shouldn’t surprise anyone who thinks through the issue. The human body is incredibly complicated… Why would a single plant treat conditions as different as dementia, irritable bowel syndrome, and cancer?… We don’t pretend that garlic or nightshade cure diseases better than more modern medicines, so why do we do so for marijuana?”