Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease by Anonymous

I have CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease), a genetic neurological disease that causes deformities in the extremities and pain in the hands and feet. Sometimes when I get severe cramps in my toes, I smoke a little marihuana and the cramps go away about ten minutes after. As the cramps go away ... the pain goes away as well. I have heard from other CMT sufferers that they have the same experience. The meds that the doctors prescribe all have serious side effects. Nothing works as well as marihuana. I have taken drugs as strong as Xanax, in combination with Talwin, and while the pain is lessened, it doesn’t go away entirely. I don't think the marihuana stops the pain, but it does cause the cramping to stop. Like I said, when the cramping goes away, the pain stops as well. Can anyone tell me why marihuana is illegal for medical purposes?