Tag: Medical

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act: The First 24-Months

This article chronicles the implementation of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, passed through referendum in the 2008 general election. As expected, once applied to our human tapestry, the MMA has been subjected to some already-classic judicial interpretations, with a strong promise of more to come. The Michigan Legislature passed the MMA on December 4, 2008,

Medical Marijuana Doctors – A Constant Increase in Popularity

Since the first medical marijuana legislation in 2002, a new type of clinician has appeared on the scene, offering services to the chronically and terminally ill patients in the area. Medical marijuana clinics are authorized to prescribe legal amounts of cannabis sativa to patients based on diagnoses, observations, and even through the advice of a

Legal Marijuana – Busting the Myths of Medical Cannabis

There are many myths concerning the effects of marijuana. Of all the ones you've heard, how many came from a reliable source? Do you REALLY trust what your friend's uncle says about the subject? Let us explore these myths in greater depth. 1. Marijuana is addicting. False! Marijuana is not addicting. Medical studies have shown

Arizona Medical Marijuana Laws Update

Under current Federal Law, the use, sale or possession of marijuana (pot), paraphernalia, whether medically prescribed or not, it is still unlawful and carries significant criminal penalties in Arizona. This may change after Arizona voters go to the polls in November 2, 2010 to vote on a popular Medical Marijuana initiative. In the mean-time, criminal

Arizona's Legalization Of Medical Marijuana With Prop 203

Medical Marijuana was passed in November 2010 Arizona with Prop 203, becoming the 15th US State to recognize its medicinal qualities for various debilitating medical conditions. The Arizona Department of Health Services is now assembling the Rules and Regulations for its dispensing and usage. Marijuana was legal until 1937 in the US. It was commonly

The Multiple Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Every day, it becomes more difficult to deny the benefits of medical marijuana. Ask anyone who's used it for pain management related to a life-altering illness – Cancer, AIDS, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, and Crohn's disease, among others – and they'll tell you how it's changed their lives. How smoking or ingesting a natural herb has

The Truth About Medical Marijuana

Cannabis has been used medicinally for over 4,000 years. Until recently, scientists knew little about how the drug works on the brain. It was made illegal in the United States in the 1930's, and this has hampered further research. However, recent clinical studies show that the active ingredient THC works by mimicking certain of the

Indoor Medical Marijuana Growing Guide

Medical marijuana is legal in almost 14 states in the US and this is due to the fact that doctors believe that marijuana has healing properties. Under the federal law, growing marijuana, using it or having it in your possession is a criminal indemnity and for this reason, it is important that unless you have

A Brief Discussion About Medical Marijuana

There is currently, and will likely be for a good while, debate surrounding the therapeutic use of cannabis and the chemical components which can be derived from it. There are many cogent and rational arguments in support of the plant's medicinal properties, and there are a couple of compelling reasons for allowing people to choose

Medical Marijuana: An Insight Into a Patient's Journey

BACKGROUND To date, medical marijuana is legalized in the United States in 30 states including the following: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connectiut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusets, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hamshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota , Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and West Virgina.