When somebody mentions the word marijuana, I am pretty sure that at first, most people will think about something which is negative. People would probably imagine a party filled with teenagers, each holding a joint and smoking weed while getting high. This is a problem for terms such as medical marijuana and the medical use of marijuana. The negative connotation that these words automatically brings up makes it very hard for people to accept this new kind of treatment which involves the use of medical cannabis.
Basically, medical marijuana is the same as the normal cannabis you can find in underground parties used to satisfy addiction. The only difference is that there are controls in place for the medical use of marijuana. It is legal in the eyes of the government and it is for the medical treatment for people who are suffering from certain types of diseases or pain. Medical cannabis can be purchased at special pharmacies or dispensaries that are licensed to sell medical marijuana. These unique dispensaries, although legal, are still forced to have a limited distribution due to certain definitions of the local law. You will first need a prescription from your physician or doctor before you will be granted access in dealing with the dispensary. The prescription must contain a recommendation and the certain ailments you have that require treatment through the medical use of marijuana.
There are now a lot of new minor ailments that marijuana can treat thanks to intensive research. It can be used for the illnesses regarding nausea, vomiting, unwanted weight loss and lack of appetite. Spasticity and pain are also some new ailments that medical marijuana is able to remedy.
The list also includes a few major illnesses such as: cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines, or other illnesses. Treatment for all these diseases and illnesses are possible thanks to the great progress of medical use of marijuana.
Disclaimer: This article not intended to be nor should it be construed to be any sort of medical advice. For medical advice the reader should consult with his or her physician.