Medical Marijuana Stocks
Medical marijuana is a term that is used to differentiate the medical properties of this plant from its drug abuse that is illegal. Marijuana is credited to be useful is treating severe ailments like cancer, AIDS or HIV, glaucoma, seizures, aftereffects of chemotherapy like nausea, persistent, muscle spasms, etc. This plant has been found to be beneficial even for migraines and eating disorder.
These are some of the cases where medical marijuana can help you. If you suffer from any of these, you can go to a licensed medical marijuana doctor for recommendation. If the doctor finds you eligible for this treatment, he will give you a recommendation.
To be on the safe side of the law when you use medical marijuana, you must have a medical marijuana card. The 16 states and DC that has legalized medical marijuana have Public health Departments that accept and approve the doctor recommendations. On being approved you will be issued a medical marijuana card and the validity can range from 3 to 12 months. The renewal period or validity of the medical marijuana card will depend on the state that issues it.
The benefits of a medical marijuana card are:
- You are legally using the plant
- You will be protected from prosecution for using or possessing marijuana
- You have the legal right to buy marijuana for your health issues from medical marijuana dispensaries in your state. You can also refill your prescriptions, if needed and under doctor’s recommendation, from these dispensaries.
There are websites that allow you to apply online to see if you are eligible for the medical marijuana card. Even if you decide to use the services of one of these websites, please be careful and research properly about the website.