Marijuana as a medicine; Marijuana has a long history of being used as a medicine, even dating as far back as 2737 BCE. Cannabis offers medical benefits to an extremely wide variety of conditions.
From providing relief from nausea and vomiting as well as many different types of chronic pain, to stimulation of appetite amongst chemo and Aids patients, to decreasing pressure in the eye (beneficial to glaucoma patients), to relieving gastrointestinal illness, and even reducing or calming many different types of muscle spasms and seizures, it is a very diverse product that has helped a countless number of patients.
It has also been known to help those with mental disorders such as anxiety, PTSD, anorexia, and sleep disorders. Since marijuana has been illegal under federal law in the U.S., along with most other countries all over the world, sadly there has been very little research on the impact of medical cannabis and how truly effective (or ineffective) it can be for certain conditions.
While we are not medical experts and recommend you consult your physician before trying any new medications, we honestly believe that the healing benefits of medical marijuana are not only there but abundant.
Cannabis should not be suppressed by our government and should be widely available to patients as an alternative option to many deadly over the counter drugs and treatments. We are thrilled to be apart of this movement as marijuana breaks out of the black market and evolves into a legal, transparent, beneficial industry to the patients and community alike.
Medical marijuana in Colorado:
In November 2000, Coloradans passed Amendment 20 establishing the Medical Marijuana Registry. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment maintains a confidential database of patients who have applied for a registry identification card for the medical use of marijuana. Registry identification cards are available to Colorado residents and valid only in Colorado.
Per the Colorado constitution, medical marijuana may be recommended for the following:
- HIV or AIDS positive
- Persistent muscle spasms
- Severe nausea
- Severe pain
Since the Medical Marijuana Registry Program began in 2001, no new conditions have been added.
A colorado medical marijuana license protects patients in not only allowing them legal access to medical marijuana, but in allowing them to grow up to 6 plants at home for personal use (half of which can be in flower), and have up to 2 ounces in their possession at any given time. The license is valid for 1 year after the issue date, afterwords a patient would have to renew their license by visiting a physician and obtaining a new recommendation. There are physicians all over the state who issue medical marijuana licenses, and there are a few in our area we happily recommend to residents seeking to obtain their medical marijuana license.
Please check out the Colorado Department of Health and Environments page on medical marijuana for more information and commonly asked questions.