Understanding Marijuana’s Medical Use is Still Not Clear to Many and Doctors in Rocky Mountain State Want to Clear Things Up
A lot of issues about the use of marijuana as part of medical therapy have made the headlines since it was approved by congress. Still many of governors are hesitant to implement it in their own states. At present the number of states legalizing marijuana use is almost approaching the half mark.
The question of granting franchises to marijuana dispensaries has become a thorny issue for many of state health officials. Their main concern is that people may abuse its use.
Massachusetts have approved the use of Marijuana as medicine last 2012 yet but only last December were the health department able to appoint the first company to operate a franchise.
Currently, Rhode Island has the most concentration of Marijuana users according to the federally funded National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Colorado is not far behind. This is according to the same survey.
Now, Colorado doctors are calling for more understanding regarding the use of the cannabis plant and its effects. This was what the panel of doctors feel about the marijuana issue in their meeting last Monday who was given the task of studying the whole thing.
A report about the effects of marijuana use to lactating mothers and whether it has a negative effect on children’s cognitive ability will be included as one of the subject matter. The report will provide evidences on both the positive and negative aspects of marijuana use. Evidences will also be included though in a limited fashion.
No warnings as expected will be included in the report about marijuana use. The doctors will however suggest for more surveys concerning marijuana.
Currently, 23 states have already legalized the use of marijuana the latest additions of which include New York, Minnesota and Maryland. The first one was California.
The doctors include pediatricians, toxicologists and an addiction psychiatrist.