The term medical marijuana refers to the use, possession, and/or cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes people who are terminally ill, or suffer from painful or long-term symptoms associated with certain diseases, such as epilepsy , aids, glaucoma, and cancer, often request medical marijuana as a form of treatment. The term cannabis will be used instead of marijuana, or other names indigenous to local cultures, unless there is a need to refer to a specific phrase, eg medical marijuana ballot initiatives its use for medicinal, ritual or recreational purposes results from the actions of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. 2 introduction the use of any medication should be based on the clinical evidence of safety and efficacy to know whether cannabis should be used medicinally, we need to know whether cannabis is a safe and effective treatment for particular conditions, whether it is associated with significant adverse effects, and how it. Cannabis has been used around the world for centuries and the purpose for its use has varied throughout that time however, the utilization of cannabis for medicinal purposes has been consistent starting with the chinese around 2900 bc, many. I introduction for over 4,000 years the cannabis plant (marijuana) had been used medicinally by a variety of cultures around the world it was used as medicine in the united states until 1937 when a new tax fee led to its discontinued use in 1972 marijuana was placed in schedule i of the. Cannabis is the most frequently used illicit drug in the united states1-3 in the 2014‐2015 national survey on drug use and health, 83% of those who were 12 years old or older had used cannabis in the past month2 of adult active users, 98% reported use for medical reasons4 a.
Introduction marijuana, also known as cannabis or pot, has a long history of human use most ancient cultures didn't grow the plant to get high, but as herbal medicine, likely starting in asia washington, dc, 29 states and the us territories of guam and puerto rico allow the use of cannabis for limited medical purposes. There are many reasons for wanting to understand what science has so far revealed—and what remains unknown—about marijuana's medical potential can marijuana really help people with aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, or any of several other conditions it is. Twenty-nine states and washington, dc, allow marijuana for medical purposes, although their approaches can significantly differ some allow medical marijuana dispensaries and home cultivation. Volume i executive summary (2000) introduction: the use of cannabis for medical or any other purposes is currently prohibited in all australian states and territories, although penalties for possession and use differ between jurisdictions over the past decade, there has been considerable controversy about the.
The 1996 california referendum known as proposition 215 allowed seriously ill californians to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes without criminal prosecution or sanction a physician's recommendation is needed under the law , physicians cannot be punished or denied any right or privilege for recommending. An introduction to medical cannabis and cannabinoids (10 ceu) this foundational course provides you with an overview of the different types of cannabinoids available in canada, their therapeutic effects and their impact on human physiology it covers canadian regulations on the use of cannabis for medical purposes.
And epilepsy patients find that high cbd oil is useful in controlling seizures regardless where one is in their health journey, responsible use of cannabis may help people live and die with improved quality of life it is important to note that cannabis is not a cure all and does have risks and some side effects nonetheless. Introduction medicinal cannabis, or medicinal marijuana, is a therapy that has garnered much national attention in recent years cannabis use, with 84% of this population reporting use within the previous month, general cannabis use , both for recreational and medicinal purposes,. Introduction in may 2014, the minnesota legislature passed the medical cannabis therapeutic research act, which allows qualifying patients to use and possess cannabis for medical use this publication agree to only possess medical cannabis for purposes of assisting the patient and • agree to not. The members of the legislative branch approved in first discussion, the bill that seeks to legalize the use of marijuana with strict medicinal purposes and “this project decriminalizes the introduction of medicines to our country when tomorrow comes, if the companies want to install themselves that is a.
Purpose the purpose of this document is to lay out a research plan for determining the risks and benefits of the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes introduction some canadians are requesting legal access to smoked marijuana for medicinal purposes while there are anecdotal reports of. Medical cannabis has several potential beneficial effects evidence is moderate that it helps in chronic pain and muscle spasms low quality evidence suggests its use for reducing nausea during chemotherapy, improving appetite in hiv/aids , improving sleep, and improving tics in tourette.
Introduction in the united states, marijuana for medical purposes has gained more prevalence in current political discourse than in previous years marijuana, also known as cannabis, is a flowering plant that originally came from south and central asia for centuries, the cannabis plant has been used for many natural.
Over the past 20 years, significant changes have taken place in the policy landscape surrounding cannabis legalization, production, and use to date, 28 states and the district of columbia have legalized cannabis for the treatment of medical conditions (ncsl, 2016) eight of these states and the district of columbia have. Introduction: “medical marijuana” has become a significant policy issues in all state jurisdictions as well as with the federal government the purpose of this paper is to describe the current legal status of “medical marijuana” across the states as noted below, new york is among the states in which. The use of cannabis for medical purposes vi report 27 - 15 may 2013 table of contents chair's foreword x executive summary xi summary of recommendations xvii acronomyns xix chapter 1 introduction 1 conduct of the inquiry 1 terms of reference 1 submissions 1 hearings 1 report structure. Introduction 21 this chapter provides an account of the commission's view of what constitutes medicinal cannabis, a discussion of the way cannabis is currently used medicinally in victoria, and a record of information provided to the commission about the effects of cannabis used for medicinal purposes it also reviews the.