Medical marijuana, otherwise named medical cannabis is the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes either as herbal or medical therapy. Cannabis or marijuana in layman’s term has a long history of medical use and is also one of the most commonly abused illicit drugs. Marijuana is classified as Schedule I drug under federal laws and therefore its possession is strictly prohibited. Just like any typical drug dispensed in the market, cannabis have good and bad effects. Cannabis has effects that harm the human body once misused and is seen as psychoactive manifestations which are often fatal. In spite of that, countless research has proven several favourable effects like analgesia, management for glaucoma, and gastrointestinal diseases. The drug has also made promising results in different studies conducted for the management of HIV/AIDS, cancers, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases.
The miraculous effects of cannabis are enough grounds for the legalization of its use in Colorado. It is not easy to get a California medical marijuana prescription. However, here are some tips that will surely help:
-Go to your doctor. While it is illegal for a physician to prescribe medical marijuana, he or she can write a recommendation telling the drug is deemed beneficial to the treatment of the patient’s condition. Keep in mind that doctors usually recommend medical marijuana in chronic conditions or in cases where in the patient’s life activities will be harmed if not treated immediately.
-Next is to get a written documentation from the doctor that he or she has personally made the prescription and the reasons to do so. His or her signature should be affixed.
-Lastly, apply for an identification card. The California medical marijuana prescription and the written documentation are the needed documents for the application. Once you have them, contact the Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) on how to apply.