In the Rastafarian faith , the herb is considered to be Holy.
I know that it is effective in treating bi polar disorder-Kaya,who is in this group too,has been self treating her bi polar disorder with it from the age of 6.
It has been used to treat cancer,heart diseise,diabetes,and a whole host of other ailments.
Why is it illegal?
Because the govt is in the same bed as big pharma,it is all about money,and control.I f you legalize the herb,the will not make money by pumping all these harmful and unnecassary pills into people.