Medical Marijuana Facts by a Licensed Medical Doctor!

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Explore Some Facts About Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana as medicine has been used for a very long time. Check out some interesting facts about medical marijuana?

  1. “Marijuana” is a Mexican name that was previously used to describe low-quality tobacco.
  2. The plant was grown in China for medicinal purposes, as well as for recreation more than 4,700 years ago.
  3. Over 20 prescription medications that had cannabis were sold in U.S. pharmacies at the turn of the 20th century. Marijuana-based medicines were readily available before 1942, the year marijuana was removed the Pharmacopeia of the United States.

34 = states that have passed some version of cannabis reform, including decriminalization, cannabidiol-only, and medical marijuana cards laws. These states contain over 200 million people as of the 2010 Census and represent almost two-thirds of Americans.

23 = states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington) plus Washington DC that have passed laws allowing for medical use of medical marijuana. These states contain over 125 million people and represent 41 percent of the United States’ population.

13 = medical marijuana states that have also decriminalized the personal possession of marijuana (usually one ounce) by all adults (Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington).


Megan Johnson

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