Other states have let some sell early while rules for new stores are created, but who would qualify is debatable.
Sixty-year-old Ellen Shawgo illustrates a trend: People who had never used marijuana but are using medical marijuana and experiencing relief from side effects of treatment or symptoms of disease.
AURORA, Colo. (April 18, 2017) - Cannabinoids contain anti-inflammatory properties that could make them useful in the treatment of a wide-range of skin diseases, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Currently, 28 states allow medical marijuana for a number of conditions including postpartum depression. The stigma is slowly fading in places like California where doctors can now recommend cannabis to their patients.
Americans are in pain. Over 2.5 million people in the US are addicted to opioids, the US Department of Health and Human Services reports. About 80 die daily from opioid overdoses. It’s gotten so bad that even conservative state legislators want to legalize medical marijuana, arguing it’s a safer, less addictive pain killer.
Unlike most states, Alabama does not allow the medical use of marijuana. But the state has recently passed laws allowing the use of some marijuana-derived extracts that can't get you high.