The Ever-Changing Playing Field for Legal Medical Marijuana Usage
In a video that accompanies the news article, it is clear that Patterson has a severe speech impediment, which can be alleviated by the consumption of medical marijuana. Medical marijuana can also help patients manage pain, relieve nausea, stimulate the appetite, and reduce the severity of seizures. Advocates of legal medical marijuana consumption state that medical cannabis can be used to treat patients who have HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, severe migraines, and chronic pain.
The public’s opinion of medical marijuana is slowly changing, and 20 states plus the district of Columbia are now supporting public medical marijuana programs. No marijuana-induced fatalities have been documented, making cannabis an attractive medicinal option. This does not deny the fact, however, that there are still 30 states that have not legalized medical marijuana.