Marijuana Can be Purchased as Medicine
Cannabis or marijuana (cannabis sativa) has been used as a drug by humans for thousands of years. But since the 20th century this plant is classified as an illegal drug by many countries. In the last two decades, there has been pressure to legalize marijuana, especially for medical purposes.
Early December 2010, the Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, issued a decision that marijuana will be sold in the market as a medicine for patients with severe disease. The move followed 14 states in the United States who had already legalized marijuana as medicine.
In some U.S. states, marijuana can be used for pain and nausea relief, and loss of appetite that often affects people with AIDS, cancer and other debilitating diseases. Thousands of patients are estimated to need marijuana as a medicine.
Although the regulation is contrary to federal regulations, but according to a poll, 46 percent of Americans wanted legalization of marijuana. Some European countries also had legalized marijuana as a medicine and sold in pharmacies by prescription.
However, as a medicine, marijuana has many limitations. For example, marijuana are last used as a therapy after other types of treatment therapy. In New Jersey alone marijuana are banned for patients with seizure conditions, glaucoma and muscle spasms. Not all pharmacies are also able to sell these drugs, the government limits the number of pharmacies in one region.
To ensure there is no abuse, the U.S. government also implemented a policy of outright purchase and does not serve delivery while also limiting the dose that can be bought by one patient.