Though the Federal Government considers marijuana a Class A drug, a drug that holds no medicinal value and that is highly illegal, there has been a lot of questions about this classification in recent years. Why? Because it has been found that marijuana does, in fact, provide medicinal value. As a result, many states have battled the federal ruling that classifies the use of marijuana to be illegal, allowing for the use of medical marijuana to alleviate specific conditions.
Today, several states are allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Currently the question of the use of this drug for medicinal purposes has been raised and is being considered in Florida.
Health Conditions That Medical Marijuana Could Treat
Extensive medical research has found that marijuana significantly eases the symptoms of a variety of serious medical conditions, including:
- Conditions that cause seizures
As well as a number of other ailments and conditions. Due to the finding that marijuana does carry significant benefits and medicinal properties has led legislators in many states to allow its use for medicinal purposes.
Medical Marijuana in Florida
Currently, the use of marijuana for medical reasons is being reviewed in the state of Florida. The state has pending legislation for its legalization for this purpose.
Ballot Initiative: Ballot #2 – Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions
According to this ballot initiative, the use of marijuana would be allowed for medical reasons for individuals who are suffering with debilitating diseases, which would have to be determined by a licensed Florida physician. The Department of Health would have to register and regulate any and all centers that produce and distribute medical marijuana. Also, medical cards would have to be issued that certify patients have a genuine medical need for the drug.
To find out more about the future of medical marijuana in the state of Florida, contact Hilliard Law, P.L.