The Legality Of Using Medical Marijuana For Pain Relief

Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana for pain relief is becoming a much more widely accepted practice. The drug is being increasingly prescribed and it has shown incredible uses for managing pain relief. Although it is still somewhat controversial to get a prescription for marijuana or use marijuana in the United States, it is becoming a much more accepted practice.

Medical marijuana can treat a variety of symptoms including:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Appetite
  • Depression
  • Cramps
  • Headaches
  • Itching
  • And more

It is currently used for treatment in a variety of conditions like multiple sclerosis, HIV, arthritis, sleep apnea, Tourette’s, Glaucoma, dystonia and more.

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In most cases medical marijuana is smoked but it can also be ingested using a vaporizer inhaler or using a tincture/capsule method.

The big benefits of using medical marijuana for pain relief is that it does not come with the negative side effects from chemical pain relief treatments. Cannabis is much easier on our organs as well. Most of the small side effects that patients experience using medical marijuana include changes in mood, and lethargy.

At the current time, prescribing medical marijuana is not legal across all of the United States. There’s over 30 states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana but it does come with a series of restrictions. The main obstacle for its full legalization is the THC value or the mind altering effects of marijuana that can occur in many strains.

When medical marijuana users start opting for these strains in an effort to regularly get high, this can lead to a slippery slope effect. There is also some issues due to the control and growth supply of medical marijuana. When standards are in place for the overall growth in supply of marijuana, the prevalence of medical marijuana prescriptions may arise.

There also needs to be more widespread clinical trials on medical marijuana and to do this the government will have to reclassify the drug as well as likely legalize it across the United States. Until then, if you live in one of the 30 states where medical marijuana is currently prescribed, you can seek treatment with your doctor if you have a qualifying condition.

This post was written by Adam Gillman. Adam is a co-owner and expert at Clique Cannabis. Clique Cannabis is a Maywood dispensary providing top notch cannabis products to the South-East Los Angeles area.

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