With the continued growth and advancements in the field of medicine, there are studies that now support medical marijuana’s potential in:
- Reducing or killing certain cancer cells
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Wasting Syndrome (Cachexia)
Medical marijuana speaks for itself. It is likewise the reason for the clamor of having it legalized to as many states as possible. There is a need for it and the people want easier access to the only possible solution to their maladies. It is basically the same thing as recreational marijuana but only used for medical purposes. On hort.purdue.edu there is a review of this.
By now, 29 states have passed legislation legalizing the farming, promoting, and sale of medical marijuana. These are:
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
Lucky if you live in any of these states. You won’t have a hard time looking for a local marijuana dispensary especially if you need it the most. Many are sold online, so access is a non-issue at all. Back in the days when CBD-rich cannabis was still a novelty and people are just starting to hear about its amazing health properties, there are lots of families who chose to relocate in Colorado just so they can access medical marijuana whenever they need it without violating any state or federal laws.
Meanwhile, the following states allow for restricted access to medical marijuana:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
The only catch with medical marijuana is that you may need to present a prescription when buying it, especially that you are using it to treat a particular medical condition. Not all doctors believe in medical marijuana, though, so do your research first and find out who are the medical professionals that are advocates of medical marijuana.
How to use it?
There are various ways to take/use medical marijuana. You can either:
- Smoke it
- Inhale it (Vape)
- Eat it (Marijuana Edibles and other oral preparations)
- Apply it (topical marijuana preparations)
- Drop it under your tongue
Remember that each preparation/method aren’t alike and works differently. Meaning, how soon they take effect depends on the method you use. Smoking/inhalation is still the fastest way of delivering the beneficial CBD to your system but its work doesn’t last that long too. Oral preparations takes time as they are metabolized by the stomach and the liver but you can feel its effect for a bit longer. So, choosing the best route for taking medical cannabis depends on your condition/need and personal preferences.
The bottom line is that there is a big demand for medical cannabis these days and its existence is even starting to shape the medical community somehow. Whether you are pro or against it, medical cannabis will continue to provide hope and relief to patients who need it the most.