Expert Opinions Two experts debate the pros and cons of medical marijuana, offering opinions on whether it should be legalized. This article was originally hosted on MyFamilyDoctorMag. Are other medicines more effective than marijuana?
The measure does NOT set up a regulatory for system for sales or production. See text of measure below. See Table 1 below for more info. Those programs are not counted as comprehensive medical marijuana programs but are listed in Table 2.
NCSL uses criteria similar to other organizations to determine if a program is "comprehensive": See Table 2 below for more information. The report found that: The psychological effects of cannabinoids, such as anxiety reduction, sedation, and euphoria can influence their potential therapeutic value.
Those effects are potentially undesirable for certain patients and situations and beneficial for others. In addition, psychological effects can complicate the interpretation of other aspects of the drug's effect.
In October ofthe Obama Administration sent a memo to federal prosecutors encouraging them not to prosecute people who distribute marijuana for medical purposes in accordance with state law.
In late Augustthe U. Department of Justice announced an update to their marijuana enforcement policy. More recently, in JanuaryAttorney General Sessions issued a Marijuana Enforcement Memorandum that rescinded the Cole Memorandum, and allows federal prosecutors to decide how to prioritize enforcement of federal marijuana laws.
Specifically, the Sessions memorandum directs U. Arizona and the District of Columbia voters passed initiatives to allow for medical use, only to have them overturned. Invoters in the District of Columbia passed Initiative However, Congress blocked the initiative from becoming law.
InCongress reversed its previous decision, allowing the initiative to become law. Council then put Initiative 59 on hold temporarily and unanimously approved modifications to the law. Before passing Proposition inArizona voters originally passed a ballot initiative in However, the initiative stated that doctors would be allowed to write a "prescription" for marijuana.
Medical marijuana "prescriptions" are more often called "recommendations" or "referrals" because of the federal prescription prohibition.
Medical marijuana growers or dispensaries are often called "caregivers" and may be limited to a certain number of plants or products per patient.
This issue may also be regulated on a local level, in addition to any state regulation.Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, is cannabis and cannabinoids that are recommended by doctors for their patients. The use of cannabis as medicine has not been rigorously tested due to production restrictions and other governmental regulations.
Limited evidence suggests that cannabis can reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, and .
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I want Florida citizens to have access to the medical benefits of cannabis AND keep the money it generates here in the state. THAT is putting Florida First!”. What is cannabis? Cannabis sativa, also known as hemp, is a species of the Cannabinaceae family of plants.; Cannabis is also known as Ganja, grass, Hashish, Hemp, Indian hemp, marijuana, Pot, reefer, weed.
Cannabis contains the chemical compound THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), which is believed to be responsible for most of the characteristic psychoactive effects of cannabis.
Massachusetts retail stores expected to open by fall Last update: November 8, On November 8, , Bay State voters approved Question 4, the historic MPP-supported ballot initiative that ended marijuana prohibition for adults 21 and older. Medical Marijuana Pros and Cons: Expert Opinions Should marijuana be legal for certain medical purposes?
Here’s what they had to say. Pro Argument: Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal. Marijuana is a lousy drug but can be a great medication.
The same applies to most medications. Drugs can be used for medicinal purposes and/or .