There are many conditions that qualify a person for medical marijuana since it has so many potential medical uses and health benefits. For more than 5000 years, marijuana has been used medically and recreationally. Today, medical marijuana dispensaries operate in 23 states as well as the District of Columbia, and marijuana’s recreational use is legal in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon.
“I grew up like most of my generation believing that marijuana was something Satan was throwing at Americans, a communist plot. But I think most of us have come around to the believe that marijuana is hugely beneficial when used correctly for medicinal purposes,” says Dr. Oz.
Medical marijuanas growing acceptance in the U.S. has been a result of evidence showing effectiveness in treating cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, among others. CNN has even reported on strains like Charlotte’s Web. This strain has been successful in reducing seizures with Dravet Syndrome, a rare, severe form of intractable epilepsy where seizures can not controlled by medication. But, there are many more potential health benefits that Marijuana offers.