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In the United States, there are plenty of places that have legalized the use of medical marijuana. There has been scientific evidence that has been backed up that shows that the use of the drug has many benefits.
Here’s more of what you need to know about what is marijuana and where it is legal. One of the common misconceptions associated with marijuana, is that just because it’s legalized – means it’s safe to consume it and operate heavy machinery, or drive cars. Even though marijuana is legal in certain states, you cannot act in a negligent manner. If you hurt someone after consuming marijuana, because you are impaired, the other party could hire a personal injury attorney and sue you.
What is Marijuana?
Marijuana is a type of the category of Cannabis. It is a drug that can be also be named dried leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds. Two main forms of Marijuana come from the Sativa and the Indica plant of medical marijuana.
It is the most common and addictive drug that exists out there for people to use. The drug comes after tobacco and alcohol after becoming one of the most addictive substances that people can use. The drug is mainly used with younger people.
Based on a study that was conducted back in 2018, the rate of students using marijuana from middle and high school has remained steady. The projection however or the study says that the use of the drug will continue to grow over the years to come since more students can gain access to it. And also with the use of vaping devices that have become popular over time, many have vaped THC, an ingredient that gives the people that high they would get from smoking marijuana.
How can marijuana be consumed?
There are different ways that that plant/drug can be consumed.
The main form in which it can be consumed is by smoking the plant with rolled-up paper which is also known as joints, pipes, or water pipes which are also called bongs. It is also smoked in cigars that are either partially or filled with the plant. To the people who do not want the smoke while taking in the drug, they will usually use a vaporizer to get the same effect as someone who is smoking. Vaporizers differ from the other forms because the only thing that the device is getting out is the active chemical THC.
People also can create foods that have marijuana in them. These are also called cannabis-infused gods or just simply edibles. They come in the forms of brownies, cookies, candy, and other goods as well.
Does the use of Marijuana affect the brain?
The short answer is yes. There are different short-term and long-term conditions that can occur from using the drug. With the use of the drug over time, people can have their senses altered for the worse, impaired vision, and in severe cases, Psychosis.
When people use the drug during their teen years, it will usually impair memory, thinking, and learning functions as well.
Does Marijuana have Physical Effects?
There are effects that Marijuana can have been used. In terms of the physical aspect, people can have breathing problems, an increase in heart rate, and also intense vomiting and nausea.
The more “Positive Side”: Medical Marijuana
This is the overall negative side to the use of marijuana which is seen more in general. Besides the negatives, there are always positives to the use of medical marijuana.
The Medical use of Marijuana is similar to the use of recreational marijuana. However, in the realm of the medical field, it is used to treat patients that have different forms of conditions.
Some of the conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana can be found here:
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Muscle Spasms
Many more conditions can be treated with medical marijuana, but these are some of the more common ones that can be treated. According to an expert in the field, the use of the drug is mainly used to treat the symptoms of these conditions. The conditions that can be treated are chronic pain, nausea, and vomiting.
How does Medical Marijuana work?
All of the work is done in the work of the cannabinoids. This is another active ingredient that exists in the Medical Marijuana plants that are used. It is an ingredient that is similar to a chemical that is found in the body that treats pain, movement, and memory.
Some of the research that has been done with the use of Medical Marijuana suggests that the drug can treat other conditions such as Anxiety, Inflammation, Tight Muscles, and different forms of cancer.
How can Medical Marijuana be taken in?
Similar to the methods of the recreational use of the drug, Medical Marijuana can be taken in the form of smoking, vaporizing, or consuming edibles to get the specific treatment needed.
Where is Medical Marijuana Legal?
Currently, 36 States in the US allow the intake of Marijuana for Medical Purposes. Here are all of the states that allow the use of the drug:
– Washington D.C.
– New Hampshire
– New Jersey
– New Mexico
– New York
– North Dakota
– Rhode Island
– South Dakota
– West Virginia
These are all of the states that have legalized the Medical Use of Marijuana. Note that there are states that only accept the uses of CBD Oil Only as noted with the asterisk symbol (*).
As most of these states have legalized the use, there will be more states in the future that will add their name to the list to legalize Medical Marijuana.
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Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.
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