The issue of cannabis is one which has had a lot of controversies. The controversies however are not in the fact that the abuse of the drug remains illegal but rather are in other areas. The controversies are in the fact that despite the drug being illegal, it has been discovered to have medicinal benefits. Most states therefore have a hard time trying to strike a balance that allows for the medical use of the drug which still maintaining that the abuse of the substance is a legal offense and as such have been forced to amend the existing laws in this field.
There is a need for medical practitioners to undergo certain training that enable them to know when they can legally use cannabis in their practice. The medical practitioners after their training are forbidden from having any alliances with the distributers of the same to avoid forming cartels in the sale and use of this substance. There is a lot of research that will go into the assessing the benefits of the use of medical cannabis as well as the undesirable changes. There is also a trend where most states keep making amends into the use of medical use of cannabis considering it’s a relatively new field thus many finding keep coming up.
For one to be able to use the drug, even as a patient, they need to meet the conditions set aside which makes them qualified patients. The doctors and medical practitioners are also higher regulated and thus have to be certified and licensed before they can be able to administer the drug. Among the measures that have been put into place is that the doctors are legally bond from prescribing the drug to its patients.
Among the health issues cannabis can address if used medically include insomnia and pain. This makes cannabis an appropriate substance to be used in some surgical procedures as a pain reliever. Cannabis also recommended for patients with chronic ailments such as cancer and AIDS to alleviate the pain. Sativa of a certain strain can be used medically to deal with restless leg syndrome as well as other ailments which affect the muscular systems. It achieves this by being able to cause relaxation to the muscles which in turn reduces the tremors which are usually as a result of muscle spasms. The other use of medical cannabis is to treat the issue of appetite loss especially for chronic patients. It is also used to treat Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder, a disorder that mainly affects the teenagers although it raises controversies as this is the age that can easily abuse the drug.