Members of the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association petitioned the Department of Health Services to add conditions to the list of what qualifies people to use the drug. The previously voter-approved Arizona Medical Marijuana Act requires that the Department of Health Services consider these requests.
If the members of the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association win the request, medical marijuana treatmentment will become available as soon as next year for the treat of cancer, AIDS, positive status for HIV, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and even more diseases that cause chronic pain, seizure and chronic muscle spasms.
This isn’t the first time medical professionals have tried to get medical marijuana legitimately recognized as a beneficial and effective form of treatment, this isn’t even the first time the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association has tried it. What makes things different this time around is that there are more peer-reviewed studies on the medical use of marijuana than there ever has been before, and that’s starting to change some minds in both the profession and the government.
The most convincing condition that has publicly been benefited by medical marijuana is of course PTSD, it’s also received a lot of attention due to the many US soldiers returning home with the disorder and the urgent need for effective treatment. With more soldier’s deaths being caused by suicide than by combat, it’s readily apparent that trying something is better than doing nothing.
Hopefully, Arizona will respond favorably to the request.