Medical Marijuana (also known as "medical Cannabis") refers to the use of marijuana as a doctor recommended or prescription drug used as a treatment to several conditions. Marijuana can be taken by vaporizing or smoking dried buds, drinking or eating marijuana extracts, or taking capsules.
Some of the medical applications medical marijuana can be used to treat are:
In the United States, 13 states have legalized medical marijuana:
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
Seven states in the United States are currently considering medical marijuana bills in their legislatures: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina.