Medical Marijuana is Good—According to 23 States

The legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes is currently one of the hottest topics in the U.S. As far as the federal government is concerned, marijuana is a dangerous drug (under the Controlled Substances Act) and should, therefore, be banned. Yet this view hasn’t stopped 23 states—indeed, even Washington, DC itself—from enacting laws that allow controlled distribution of the drug for those who need it. As of July 17, 2014, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio might be the next states to legalize the drug.

So, why do all these states think deem medicinal marijuana legalization necessary? For one thing, the drug’s active ingredients, cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol, are known to have pain relieving and therapeutic properties. In fact, the main reason why New Mexico legalized medical marijuana in 2007 is to help treat people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.

Various studies about the drug’s medical applications continue to yield crucial findings. In 2011, researchers have discovered that marijuana is an effective pain reliever for people with rheumatoid arthritis. The drug is also known to relieve or eliminate the symptoms of various diseases like Hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and lupus. At the very least, marijuana improves a person’s metabolism and blood sugar levels, which can help reduce obesity.


Posted on August 20, 2014, in Dispensaries, Health, Health Services, Marijuana, Products and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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