By Anjali Sharma, published in ArticlesAdv.com
Once known as a recreational drug or gateway drug, marijuana now is widely known for its medicinal values. Controversial however, the medicinal benefits of marijuana cannot be ignored by simply blaming the drug for causing addiction or a dependency for its users.
Marijuana is not only very effective in treating a number of illnesses and diseases but it also has become a drug which is extraordinarily safe — safer than most medicines prescribed every day.
Marijuana effectively provide relief in many medical conditions and symptoms like – nausea, vomiting, glaucoma, seizure disorders, cancer, diabetes, muscle spasms, spasticity, appetite loss, certain types of pain include chronic pain, and much more including relief in Alzheimer’s disease, brain cancer, lung cancer, HIV/AIDS and alleviating addiction issues related to alcohol abuse and opiate dependency.
Globally accepted by the medical fraternity as an option to cure those who are suffering from certain chronic ailments, marijuana has become a necessity and for some people is the only effective treatment available.
However Medical Marijuana is available in your market for purchase, it is essential for a patient to have a Medical Marijuana card in order to purchase your medicine, if you are unable to grow your own (lack of knowledge, space, etc). Most states that have passed laws legalizing marijuana for medical use have some type of registration program and require patients and caregivers to obtain a medical marijuana card.
Using cannabis without a medical marijuana card could be blamed as a legal offense in many states and counties and there are strict laws for breaking the rules.
It is legally essential for patients to have medical marijuana cards (California has a Medical Marijuana Program through the Department of Health, for example) first so that they don’t have to face legal hassles later. One of the best parts about being a card-carrying medical marijuana patient is that you are afforded full legal protection under the states medical marijuana laws.
Obtaining Medical Marijuana card could be a tough task, the one which may require a recommendation from a licensed doctor, check with the county office where you reside to see what other documentation is required besides a doctor’s recommendation, and also a visit to a marijuana dispensary located in your state.
Although it may take some time and efforts to obtain a card to use marijuana it is worth while for the only substance on Earth that is all available naturally to cure the painful nausea caused by chemotherapy, greatly retard the onset of blindness from glaucoma and relieve depression without destroying your bodies’ chemical balance – all with zero negative long-term side effects.
Editor’s Note: This piece has been slightly edited from the original posting