Amendment 2 or the right to Medical Weed would make the use of medical marijuana legal under certain health conditions. Patients or caregivers with an issued license by a physician would become allowed to attend listed marijuana treatment centers (Ballotpedia 2014). Not only can anyone get a medical cannabis license though. Individuals must be clinically determined to have a “debilitating medical condition” such as cancer, HIV or glaucoma. The Florida Department of Health would be in charge of regulating BC Medical marijuana and it would also concern identification cards and develop procedures for treatment centers. In the following pathways Let me discuss the pros and cons of marijuana, how the indegent can obtain it if they cannot afford it and how personally, I feel about amendment 2 and the legalization of marijuana.
Medical marijuana has many health rewards such as relieving persistent pain due to an illness or relieving stress after having a long or busy day. The evidence is proven by research that marijuana can relieve certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting, and other debilitating symptoms brought on by such illnesses as cancer and AIDS in patients all around the globe (ProCon 2014). Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN pointed out that marijuana doesn’t need a high potential for misuse and there are incredibly reputable applications. Also “Sometimes cannabis is the only thing that works”, said Gupta. Arthritis is another common disease, usually in old adults, with no current cure and marijuana has been proven to help alleviate the indications of this disease as well. Rheumatology reported in 06\ that “In comparison with the placebo, the CBM [cannabis-based medicine] produced statistically significant advancements in pain on motion, pain at rest and quality of sleep (ProCon 2014).