Nov 03, 2010
I'm curious what some of you may think about medical cannibis (or medical marijuana). I know it was on the ballot for several different areas and even in my area on legalizing it for medical purposes or banning it.
I looked briefly into it and was impressed by not only how much it may help people (medically) but how carefully it is regulated when it is used medically. It is strictly done in a doctor's office and carefully monitored. It's not like they are going into a back alley somewhere and buying this from drug dealers. They also appear to monitor the amount and usage.
I don't think people can just go to a doctor and ask for it, either. They appear to have to have a legitimate medical reason.
I see a lot of fear out there on this and am wondering why. It appears to have less side effects than many harsh prescription drugs and if it can help people who are suffering from chronic pain, cancer, MS and other medical issues, then why not?
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it should be allowed strictly for medical reasons? Why or why not?