Marijuana – Global Use of Medical Marijuana
In the countries of Canada, the United States (depending on individual states), Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Spain, Finland and Israel, cannabis is legal for certain medicinal applications.
Thirteen states within the United States have legalized the use of
Many of the thirteen states that have voted in legalization require the user to have an ID card and adhere to the regulated maximum limit for possession. Many other states are still in the progress of investigating and instituting legalization.
In Canada, these cannabis is distributed by Health Canada under the brand name of CannaMed to patients who fit into certain categories. These categories include end-of-life patients or those with a debilitating medical condition. It is prescribed in order to help with epileptic seizures, severe pain associated with either HIV/AIDS, arthritis, cancer, multiple sclerosis or a spinal cord injury or disease.
Germany and Austria have worked toward legalization since 1998. Its chemical ingredient, THC, has been reclassified in drug restrictions and continues to be studied scientifically.
– Brain Injury/Stroke
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Nausea resulting from chemotherapy during cancer treatment
– Eating Disorders
Medical cannabis may be smoked, eaten, taken in THC pill or liquid form and vaporized into a spray application. Reportedly, there are cookies that may be purchased by prescription which contain the drug medicinally.
There is still considerable dispute within the