If there is one substance which has caused most controversies, it would be the legality of cannabis. It is among one of the substances which is highly abused and thus is considered illegal in so many states. The fact that the drug possesses some medical benefit is what makes it results into the numerous controversies about whether it should be made legal. This has forced states to amend the existing laws that ban the use of the substances to accommodate the use of the substance on medical grounds.
In order for cannabis to be used within the medical field which still observing the laws that regulate it, there is need for the medical practitioners to undergo some training regarding its use. The medical practitioners and the distributers of medical sativa are not allowed to have any alliances. Since each drug come along with both advantages and disadvantages, there is a lot of research that is still ongoing on the same to assess if it is causing more harm than good. With the numerous finding from ongoing research, it is common to find most state on a continuous state of amendment of laws regulating medical cannabis.
Due to the nature of the drug to be abused, patients have to meet the conditions set aside before they can use the drug on medical basis and even then, need to have supervision from a doctor. The doctors and medical practitioners are also higher regulated and thus have to be certified and licensed before they can be able to administer the drug. Among the measures that have been put into place is that the doctors are legally bond from prescribing the drug to its patients.
Among the health issues cannabis can address if used medically include insomnia and pain. This makes cannabis an appropriate substance to be used in some surgical procedures as a pain reliever. Cancer and AIDS patients are also to benefit from the use of medical cannabis as it helps fight off the severe pains brought about by these diseases. Sativa of a certain strain can be used medically to deal with restless leg syndrome as well as other ailments which affect the muscular systems. It achieves this by being able to cause relaxation to the muscles which in turn reduces the tremors which are usually as a result of muscle spasms. The other use of medical cannabis is to treat the issue of appetite loss especially for chronic patients. Use of Cannabis to treat Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder brings along a lot controversies even among the medical practitioners as it would lead to dependency on the drug on the patients, many of which are youngsters.