Specialist in Social Policy at the Congressional Research Service (CRS)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"The issue before Congress is whether to continue the federal prosecution of medical marijuana patients and their providers, in accordance with the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), or whether to relax federal marijuana prohibition enough to permit the medicinal use of botanical cannabis products when recommended by a physician, especially where permitted under state law...
With strong opinions being expressed on all sides of this complex issue, the debate over medical marijuana does not appear to be approaching resolution."
"Medical Marijuana: Review and Analysis of Federal and State Policies," CRS website, Apr. 2, 2010