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Updated : Nov 10, 2020 Health

A brief look back at the modern history of medical marijuana

Would it surprise you that medical marijuana has been around for only a handful of decades? Sure, people have been using marijuana for its medicinal purposes since time began. However, it wasn’t until recently that marijuana as medicine became legal in many states across America. The tide of new medical marijuana states gave many ill patients hope that they could have a legal alternative to medications that cause them so many problems. Let’s not mince words about how destructive some pain medications are and how they impact patient and caregivers’ lives. It’s easy for someone to become addicted to these medications, and it happens almost overnight.

The ’90s was a breaking point

That’s when marijuana dispensary in California started to pop up throughout the state. It wasn’t long until other states followed suit. As the 2000’s rolled by, more states followed suit, and they began their own medicinal marijuana programs.

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Before long, it seems like medical marijuana was the talk of the country. No one could’ve ever seen this happening in the 1980s during the height of the war on drugs. It seems almost as if people collectively woke up at the same time to understand that marijuana has plenty of medical uses.

Where does medical marijuana stand today?

There are still several states where patients don’t have access to medical marijuana. The number of states where that’s the case is beginning to dwindle. It’s not far-fetched to believe that in the coming year’s medical marijuana will spread all over the country. It only makes sense considering how useful the medicine is to people. No one should be denied their medicine of choice because someone thinks it’s a taboo. There’s nothing taboo about healing, and that’s something every person needs to realize. Regardless of their illness, a sick person has a right to experience comfort in a way that works for them. Accepting anything less should be seen as unacceptable, and increasingly, it is.

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How will the medical industry deal with marijuana?

In the coming future, the marijuana people consume for their illnesses may look very different. It’s not unthinkable that pharmacies will sell pills that have marijuana and other things in them. The best thing that could happen is that marijuana becomes accepted by mainstream medicine, and it’s used more widely. We all know that marijuana is safe, effective, and it’s a natural resource that is a cash crop. All of those things are reasons why people should look towards marijuana to treat and cure a whole host of conditions.