Medical marijuana is, and has been, a hot topic among both people who are for the treatment and those who think it's some kind of sham to allow legal smoking for people who enjoy recreational drug use. Nonetheless, studies have been done and are currently ongoing to explore the uses of marijuana to help relieve pain, improve moods, and provide a lot of other health benefits. Because of the way that this drug works, many people see it as an effective treatment option for conditions that might not have any other options. In some states, medical marijuana has already been legalized and allows people to get the relief that they need. In others, it is not an option. California is the most notable state when you think of medical uses for marijuana, but it isn't the only place that you can get this type of healthcare solution. In states where this is legal, there are special clinics and dispensaries that provide patients with the prescription marijuana that they need in various forms. They help people make educated decisions and find the best possible solutions for their needs. There are currently 16 states that allow medical marijuana use, as well as the nation's capital, Washington DC. You can currently get marijuana for medical use legally in the following states: Alaska Arizona California Colorado Delaware Hawaii Maine Michigan Montana Nevada New Jersey New Mexico Oregon Rhode Island Vermont Washington As you can tell, these are clearly some of the more progressive states in the country. Even states like New Jersey and Delaware didn't legalize marijuana for medical use until the past year or two, however. The rules and stipulations on how much is legal and what the regulations are for using, growing, and obtaining marijuana vary from one state to the next, of course, and you should always know what you are dealing with before using marijuana for medical use in your state. Most states only allow less than 2 oz. of usable marijuana for medical purposes, but every state law is different. Of course, you're also allowed to have your own plants that are not in a usable state, but again there are limits on those as well. Medical marijuana is becoming increasingly accepted around the nation, but the debate is still ongoing as to whether it is actually an effective treatment option or not. Fortunately, for the people who need it, the debate isn't affecting the progress completely. Related Articles - Medical, Marijuana, Email this Article to a Friend! Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!Subscribe for free today!
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