The world knows that marijuana is a dreaded drug which is used by the unfortunate drug addicts and is banned by all the countries of the world. But recent researches have revealed many medicinal qualities of marijuana if taken in controlled doses under the supervision of a registered physician. The marijuana as a medicine has been found to effectively provide relief to the patients with severe muscle pain and spasms.
Marijuana legalized as medicine
Because of immense public pressure many states are now giving limited permission to provide marijuana as medicine to the critical patients through dispensary. The states are allowing under cover of strict rules and surveillance by the state authorities so that the marijuana does not fall into the hands of drug peddlers or drug addicts. This medicine has found its medicinal uses for patients such as cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma as well as other conditions where the patients are suffering from acute muscle pain and spasms.
The new law has come as a great relief for the thousands of such patients who are unable to endure the continuous intake of strong pain killers which are giving rise to manifold side effects. But the patients must know that they have to pass through strict legal procedures in order to avail the marijuana.
Where to get it?
The authorities will permit some dispensaries to grow marijuana strictly for medicinal purposes on their premises which are to be properly walled and protected from outsiders. The cost of growing marijuana is too much and the gestation period is also high. As a result it is becoming difficult to get people for this job. So the patients have a hard time finding the source of the medicine. One way to search out the sources is to browse internet where the google map gives the locations of the sources wherefrom marijuana can be availed.
Some care givers also grow marijuana in their premises with the permission of the authorities. The dispensaries generally are permitted for growing 100% of the requirement of marijuana in their premises. In some states the rule has been made to grow 70% of the requirement. The rest can be purchased from the care givers, patients themselves, growers approved by the authorities and from sister dispensaries.
The other conditions which are prescribed for the providers are that the dispensaries shall be nonprofit organization. They cannot distribute the profit among the owners except for the amount which is necessary for disbursing the salaries of the staff and the doctors etc.
It is forbidden for the patients to consume the marijuana at the dispensary premises. The patients will be allowed to buy 25 ounces of marijuana once in a period of fifteen days from the properly licensed and certified dispensary. In the cases of such patients who do not have any dispensary within 25 KM of their residence, they will be allowed to grow marijuana in their premises.
Though the patients are not allowed to consume marijuana in the dispensaries, the dispensaries can sell food items infused with permitted quantity of marijuana to the patients for consumption.