Medical marijuana has been legal in the state of California since the law first allowed the industry in 1996. When this occurred, it was hugely controversial, both in the state and around the country. Part of the controversy can be chalked up to the popular notion that everyone is crazy in California, and this was just a way to legalize marijuana.
However, since that time, attitudes have changed. People across the country have seen how much medical marijuana can truly help patients in need. We are talking about pain control in people suffering from cancer. We are also talking about many other benefits medical marijuana can provide to people suffering from post-traumatic stress order, anxiety disorders and ADHD. Medical marijuana can be life-changing for children who suffer from epilepsy. Medical marijuana is helping millions of people with serious medical conditions lead more normal lives.
As our Orange Country medical marijuana dispensary attorneys can explain, this realization of the benefits of medical marijuana and a more relaxed attitude towards marijuana in general has lead to legalization efforts across the country. While, in some instances such as with Washington, Colorado, and the District of Columbia, voter initiatives have led to legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes, more often than not, voters and state legislatures have been willing to allow legalization of marijuana for medical purposes.
Around half the states in the United States now allow medical marijuana purchase and use within the states by residents of that state. Las Vegas, Nevada, the metropolitan area in the middle of the desert most known as an international gambling destination, is the latest municipality to introduce a legal medical marijuana dispensary. According to a recent article from FOX News, the Euphoria Wellness Center has just opened its doors to those patients who have preregistered with the dispensary.
This dispensary is allowed to offer laboratory-approved strains of medical marijuana for prices ranging from less than $20 per gram to around $340 per ounce. This dispensary is the first in Las Vegas and the second in the state of Nevada. The first dispensary, called “Silver State Relief,” opened last month.
While this dispensary only offers marijuana in its natural form at this time, they plan to offer oils, concentrates and edible THC products, once they get production centers up and running. It is important to note that many medical marijuana patients can get the medicinal benefits without ever having to smoke the drug. This is contrary to what many people think of when they think of marijuana. As on oil, medical marijuana can be ingested with an eyedropper, either directly into the mouth or by putting the oil into a beverage. This has proven to be an effective treatment for children with epilepsy. While this may seem strange to some people, it is important to think of it in the context of “traditional” proscription medication, including powerful narcotics and benzodiazepines. Most parents will try these conventional therapies, and if they do not prove effective, will then explore other options, including medical marijuana.
The Los Angeles CANNABIS LAW Group represents growers, dispensaries, collectives, patients and those facing marijuana charges. Call us at 714-937-2050.
New DEA Chief: ‘Heroin Is Clearly More Dangerous Than Marijuana’, Aug. 5, 2015, By Matt Ferner, The Huffington Post
More Blog Entries:
Blue Ribbon Commission Report Offers Road Map to Legal Marijuana, July 31, 2015, Los Angeles Marijuana Lawyer Blog
Legal medical marijuana officially introduced in Las Vegas, August 25, 2015, Fox News, by CNN Wire