Medical marijuana is still not legal in the majority of the United States unless you have special permission. For this reason, a medical doctor is limited on what he or she can legally tell you in regards to this subject. If he steps over the lines, he risks losing not only his practice, but also his license and possibly his freedom.
If you have qualified to receive medical marijuana and received a 420 card, your doctor can write you a letter saying you are legally able to obtain it. However, she is not allowed to tell you where you can purchase the marijuana. While prescribing it once approved is legal, buying and selling it is not.
One of main arguments from prohibitionists regarding medical marijuana is that legalization will lead to a correlation of children having more access to the drug. But so far, research by major universities and government agencies have proven the hypothesis wrong. A recent study published in July 2014 by the non-partisan National Bureau of Economic Research of Cambridge, Massachusetts found no increase in teen cannabis use in the 16 states that had legalized cannabis from 1993 through 2011. Since that time six more states and the nation’s capital have legalized medical marijuana.
Several Studies Find No Uptick in Teen Pot Use
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Santa Ana, California is currently facing two different ballot measures that were designed to regulate inflow of medical marijuana.
One measure was proposed by the City Council while the other was adopted by marijuana collectives. Luckily, though each measure will provide medical marijuana patients a safe solution for buying the medicine.
Ballot #1: By City Council
In June 2014 a new initiative was presented to the city council by medical marijuana proponents to put a cap ...Continue reading
Any plant will grow bigger and produce a larger yield of fruit if it is pruned properly. Marijuana plants are no different.
With medicinal marijuana, the object is to grow the most potent buds in the least amount of space. Pruning will help to accomplish this goal.
How to Prune
A plant is pruned by removing the smaller leaves and shoots that lie closest to the trunk or stem of the plant. They take food and energy away from the larger stems that will prod...Continue reading
Marijuana has been around for a very long time but in recent years, it has become a very hot topic. While the drug is still illegal on the federal level, many states have made it legal for medical use while some states, like Colorado, have actually taken steps to legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use.
However, there is still quite a bit about marijuana that the general public doesn’t know, even if they have used it one or more times in their lives. Below, you’ll find seven amazing facts about marijuana that may surprise you and give you some insight into the talk about medicinal and recreational use of the drug.
A ‘Gateway Drug’ – Most people who use marijuana don’t go on to try other less accessible drugs. Marijuana...Continue reading
For many years, the marijuana industry has been largely male dominated. However, women have recently begun to gain substantial traction. From business owners to bloggers to doctors, there are quite a few women making notable contributions to the world of weed. Let’s take a look at some of them who are ahead in the league:
Diane Fornbacher – A Co-Vice Chair of the NORML Women’s Alliance and a prominent activist, Diane Fornbacher co-founded Ladybud.co...Continue reading
Medical marijuana is a huge industry and it helps quite a few patients who are stricken with cancer and glaucoma to serious pain issues to recover who would otherwise be debilitating. However, many people who use medical marijuana still don’t understand all of the facts and laws that govern the sale and use of it.
Are You a Marijuana Patient in CA?
If you’re a medical marijuana patient or you’re considering applying for a license through your doctor, use this guide to help you learn about the rules and regulations that you’ll be subject to. You might even want to learn more if you have a friend, family member or loved one who uses marijuana for medical purposes.
Understanding Proposition 215
The State of California is usually a leader and trendsetter in the nation. On November 5, 1996 California became the first state in the United States to legalize medical marijuana. Our young adults grow up fast and are usually exposed to much more than we were in our teenage years. Although we have medical marijuana in Orange County, it’s something that we take seriously to aid pain control and other issues.
Most teens usually experiment with life choices as they journey on their paths to adulthood. Some teens may view marijuana use as something cool and trendy. Some maybe just want to be accepted with their peers or people they view as cool.
Following suit from the recent legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Washington and Colorado, Nevada appears on the cusp of similar legislation. The 101,000 and some signatures that the pro-marijuana lobby need before mid-November will ensure a vote on the issue in 2016. Support is, apparently, already high.
The current laws on medical use won’t be affected, but a “yes” vote would bring about a similar position to the current law in Colorado, where recreational users must be 21 or older to make a one-ounce limit lega...Continue reading
It can stop a person in his or her tracks. It affects more than 2 million people around the world, including tens of thousands in the United States. It attacks the central nervous system, causing blurred vision, memory loss and paralysis. It can strike anyone, but prefers its victims to be between 20 and 50.
Multiple sclerosis is a silent disease that creeps up on otherwise healthy people, destroying their lives.
Unfortunately, there is no cure but a recent study provides hope that people suffer...Continue reading