Some may argue that all marijuana is medical; as there are significant evidence supporting a broad range of medical uses.
The difference between "medical" and "recreational" marijuana is not necessarily in the marijuana plant itself, but in the way it is taxed, regulated, and marketed... However, factors such as CBD to THC ratio, may also contribute to a defining line between the two terms.
The Importance of Balancing CBD & THC
CBD is the cannabinoid that is most often associated with medical use, as it has no psychoactive effects, and can provide anti-anxiety and therapeutic properties. On the other end of the spectrum is THC; the cannabinoid that has psychoactive effects and is often associated with recreational use.