The legalization of medical marijuana has become a hot debate in many states in America. This controversy also rages in other countries around the world. Many nations have recognized the medicinal properties and value in extracts of this plant while others have not. Canada, Spain, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, and Portugal are among the nations that have legally allowed the use of cannabis for health concerns. In the United States, several states have voted to allow its use for medically approved reasons as long as it's prescribed within a certain legal framework.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions about medical marijuana:
– Where does it come from?
This product is derived from the hemp plant and is referred to by a host of other nicknames, such as pot, grass, weed, and Mary Jane.
– What states have voted to make it legal?
So far, fourteen states and the District of Columbia have allowed cannabis to become legal – Washington State, Washington, DC, Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, and Rhode Island . Six states now allow dispensaries to sell the plant, including Colorado, California, New Mexico, Montana, Rhode Island, and Maine. The state of Maryland does not consider it legally allowed, but if a person can prove that he or she is using it for health reasons, the repercussions of possession are not as severe.
– What illnesses and maladies does this product help with?
There are arrays of medicinal uses associated with medical cannabis. Some disturbing issues such as nausea, unexpected weight loss associated with illness or chemotherapy, premenstrual tension and pain, and insomnia have been successfully alleviated. Multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and spastic problems have also responded well when treated with hemp medicinal byproducts. ADHD, otherwise known as attention deficit disorder, has shown improvement as well as Tourettes syndrome, Huntington's disease, glaucoma, and Alzheimer's.
– How is medical marijuana administered into the body?
It can be taken in a variety of forms, including pill form, liquid marinol, vaporized, cooked into food, or smoked.
– What kind of foods can this product be cooked into?
Many baked goods, such as banana bread, brownies, and cookies are excellent ways to ingest the substance in a tasty product.
– How does a patient obtain this drug?
A medical doctor must write a prescription and a patient must become a MM card holder. There are many websites with links to clinics and health care practitioners who are advocates of this medicine. In certain locations in states that have legalized this product, there are storefront operations working as dispensaries, such as along the boardwalk of Venice Beach, California.
– Growing one's own medication: Another way to obtain access to this substance is by growing your own plants. An MM card is one way to have legal permission to plant your own garden of cannabis.
Medical marijuana is becoming legal in various states in the USA and countries around the world. The debate concerning the pros and cons of legalization still continues.