Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is a term used for marijuana that is used solely because of its medicinal purposes. Some diseases, illness, and afflictions that benefit with the aid of marijuana include: AIDS, Alzheimer's Disease, asthma and other breathing disorders, cancer, nausea, gastrointestinal disorders, epilepsy and seizures, glaucoma, migraines, multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, pain, certain psychological conditions, and Tourette syndrome.

To be able to use marijuana for any reason, a doctor must first see you and diagnose you with a disease that may be benefited by the use of medicinal marijuana. Once a diagnosis is made, you and your doctor will go over the positives and the negatives of being prescribed medical marijuana; once a prescription is made, you will go to a local pharmacy to get your prescription filled, just as you would any other prescription.

Medical marijuana comes in two forms. The first form involves the chemical THC. THC is the chemical in marijuana that causes hallucinations to occur. In the form of medical marijuana that includes THC, hallucinations can and do occur, and therefore leaving the patient with the same high as they would get from recreational marijuana usage.

The second form of medical marijuana does not have THC. Because the THC chemical is absent, hallucinations do not occur. This form is a strictly medical form, as it does not produce a high. While it does not have THC in it, the medicinal properties of medical marijuana without THC remain the same as medical marijuana with THC.
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