As of October 30, 2014, medical marijuana is legal in 23 states (plus the District of Columbia) under a variety of conditions. Most of them, however, allow the drug to be distributed or obtained from dispensaries only, and even that has certain requirements that must be met. Thus, people who need the drug to help treat their conditions are advised to refer to their state’s marijuana law(s) for specific information. Read the rest of this entry
The number of states that authorized marijuana for medical purposes is continuously increasing, with Maryland and Minnesota being recently added to the list. Business owners in these states who see potential in setting up a medical marijuana dispensary can start looking for locations now. Unfortunately, these dispensaries don’t work the same way as normal brick-and-mortar shops. There are several things to consider: Read the rest of this entry
From a medical standpoint, marijuana or cannabis is a useful drug that can help treat a variety of diseases. However, this doesn’t mean anyone who is sick ought to visit a medical marijuana dispensary right away, as pregnant women and people with heart disease may experience adverse reactions from the drug. Most people, though, have nothing to worry about—provided they meet the requirements and follow the regulations pertaining to this drug in their locale. Read the rest of this entry
According to a USA Today report, as of January 6, a total of 20 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. The use of medical cannabis is nothing new to the world, especially to those who still practice traditional Chinese medicine. In ancient times, marijuana was just one of the numerous herbs the Chinese used to treat rheumatism, muscle spasms, and parasitic infections.
Over 150 medical conditions are specified to be treatable with marijuana in those U.S. states that do permit its medical use. One of these conditions is arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis is the most common reason behind disability, affecting more than 21 million American adults. Those who suffer from arthritis are likely to have one or more inflamed joints, and thus experience pain and limited movement.
However, before people with arthritis can explore medical marijuana as a treatment option, they must first consult with doctors and healthcare practitioners. More importantly, they must obtain documentation from their trusted physician specifying how the substance is part of their treatment. Only afterward can they use a reliable medicine dispensing system to get just the amount of medical marijuana they need.