The issue of cannabis is one which has had a lot of controversies. The illegality of the drug, however, is something most states share in common since is among the most abused substances. The controversies are in the fact that despite the drug being illegal, it has been discovered to have medicinal benefits. Most states therefore have a hard time trying to strike a balance that allows for the medical use of the drug which still maintaining that the abuse of the substance is a legal offense and as such have been forced to amend the existing laws in this field.
There is a need for medical practitioners to undergo certain training that enable them to know when they can legally use cannabis in their practice. The medical practitioners after their training are forbidden from having any alliances with the distributers of the same to avoid forming cartels in the sale and use of this substance. There is a lot of research that will go into the assessing the benefits of the use of medical cannabis as well as the undesirable changes. 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.
The strict rules that govern this particular aspect guide on the type of patients who qualify to use medical cannabis which they can only do so under close supervision with the doctors. The same goes for the medical practitioners as they are required to be licensed before they can be allowed to administer and supervise the use of cannabis on medical grounds. Since the drug can easily be misused when availed in pharmacies, the doctors are also legally prohibited from prescribing the drug.
Among the health issues cannabis can address if used medically include insomnia and pain. This property of alleviating pain makes it be used in controlled circumstances such as in the surgical procedures to reduce pain. Cannabis also recommended for patients with chronic ailments such as cancer and AIDS to alleviate the pain. 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 ailment that can be address using medical cannabis is chronic appetite loss. 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.