This is a very good question and I am wondering if any scholars have addressed this issue in recent times? There seems to be so much evidence for the use of cannabis oil and so many people who have written/blogged/video'ed their experiences with this. Some of the questions from a layman's perspective; Can it be used for alternative medication? What is the difference between the use of morphine when given by a Dr and Cannabis oil? effects are similar to a certain extent one is 'legal' the other is 'illegal'. I know of a case first hand where a Cancer patient had literally given up hope and no medication was working and Dr's were unable to operate due to the state of the person's health. At this point, the family members obtained Cannabis oil and over the course of 6weeks-8weeks gave him x amount of drops per day. The patient was better in health/eating again/put on weight, then when he went to the hospital and the Dr's had reported the cancer cells have been reduced by a massive margin and then the operation was done immediately and they did ask what treatment he was given. I know about this situation first hand and we took advice from local ulamaah and they allowed the use under the principle of preservation of life when there was no other options. Is anyone aware of any modern day fatwas and research from a scholarly level about this? I think as time goes by this is going to be a very common asked question. I understand it probably opens the floodgates for people miss-using and there is always that risk but a very relevant topic of today's age I believe.