Medical marijuana card: Some important points

Marijuana’s medical cure properties were not known until recent times and hence it has not been exploited.  Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese used the cannabis as a pain reliever; but they did not know the real curative properties of marijuana. In the recent past, the medical scientists have found that marijuana can be used for curing lots of illnesses. Multiple researches conducted for the last several decades have been persistently proving the value of the plant – marijuana.

Medical marijuana can be used for healing various illnesses – AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, anorexia, cancer, disseminated sclerosis, glaucoma and Parkinson’s disease. Fortunately, these studies are continuing and more and more evidences are being displayed by the marijuana’s medical use. The biggest advantage in this is that the side effects that patients have with other medications may not exist. The society has started understanding that the medical marijuana is a true and highly valuable medicine.

Under federal law, possessing marijuana is still illegal in all states of USA. But as on July 2010, 14 states – Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington – have passed laws legalizing the medical use of marijuana.

Many of these states need patients who want use marijuana for medical purposes to register first and each state has its own medical documentation and also require patients and caregivers to obtain a medical marijuana card.

First of all, you must discuss with your doctor before you register for a marijuana card. He will know more about the procedural requirements and conditions for obtaining the medical marijuana card. The next thing you should do is to talk to a legal attorney about any impending legal problems of possessing marijuana for medical purposes.

Some of the abovementioned states do not issue medical marijuana cards if you have a criminal background. The conditions for getting the medical card for possessing marijuana vary from state to state.

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