The United States of America are going through some very interesting times today. The country has got its first dark-skinned president in the face of Barack Obama, it is struggling through a new international financial crisis, and it goes through constant debates over a certain medical issue throughout last 15 years or so. What we're going to talk about in this article is the medical issue – Marijuana Treatment and its induction into nationwide medicine.
The first state ever to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes was California. It has issued a Proposition 215, which is also referred to as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. Since then, the state has undergone through a lot of things, including multiple Medical Marijuana Dispensary raids by the DEA. Today, according to the state's laws, a patient has to get a Marijuana Card in order to be taken through marijuana treatment. Of course, California wasn't the only state that has legalized marijuana treatment ever since. Thirteen more states have legalized marijuana treatment on the state level. But still, the legalization is far from being nationwide, since the country authorities in the face of President Obama and his representatives have clearly expressed their opposition towards marijuana legalization.
Hence, as of today, we have 14 US states that allow marijuana treatment at the state level. Federal law still prohibits the use of marijuana, but those individuals that live under the laws of Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington are safe from federal prosecutions, but each person that possesses allowed amounts of marijuana should also have a medical marijuana card. This is not an option, this is a must. And anyone caught with or under marijuana, but who does not have a marijuana card, is subject to legal penalties and even imprisonment.
Even though federal government has loosened its grip around the issue and although the general attitude of federal authorities towards marijuana has softened, no one has removed the necessity of having a medical marijuana card. Basically, Marijuana Card is the document that approves that you qualify for marijuana treatment and that you've been checked and examined by licensed marijuana doctors, before being recommended to maintain marijuana treatment. Without a marijuana card, or if it is fake, you're getting yourself into bad problems – financial penalties, legal prosecution, confinement, offence record. No one wants these things behind their backs.
Today, more and more doctors admit that marijuana treatment is effective in a number of diseases. But the plant is still allowed for medical use in a very small territories of the Earth globe. Hopefully, medical authorities will soon open their eyes and see the real power of medical features of the plant. In fact, the concerns about the abuse and increase of illegal marijuana sales can be restricted by proper induction of medical marijuana card system. Let's wait and see how the US authorities will act further. But the fact is that marijuana treatment shows its results and they cannot be hidden for too long.