When Is It Allowed To Use Medical Marijuana?

Marijuana is considered an illegal drug, its possession, use, cultivation or sale is prohibited by federal and state law. The term “medical marijuana” refers to legal possession, use and cultivation of cannabis plant for medical reasons.

0000000000000000000000000000000Medical marijuana is used as a form of treatment and pain relief by people who suffer from painful symptoms that come from:

  • AIDS
  • cancer
  • epilepsy and others.

 

123456789California was the first state that legalized medical marijuana in November 1996. You must have a doctor’s recommendation and a license to cultivate and possess it.¬† The doctors that prescribe marijuana and people who use it in limits set by law are free from criminal charges. Nowadays 20 states legalized marijuana for medical purposes, some of them are: Colorado, New-Jersey, Nevada, Massachusetts, Hawaii. Two states made it legal to use marijuana for recreational purposes, these are Colorado and Washington.

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Most Popular And Widely Spread Illegal Drugs In The United States

illegal drugsAccording to Drug Enforcement Administrations, there are yearly over 30,000 arrests related to trafficking and distribution of illegal drugs. Illegal Drugs business costs billions of dollars, that’s why this type of crime is always a problem for the U.S. and it is impossible to totally extirpate it.

macThe following drugs and their amounts were found in 2006 within the borders of the USA:

  1. Marijuana – 660.969 kg
  2. Cocaine – 49,823 kg
  3. Heroin – 598 kg
  4. Methamphetamine - 1.540 kg
  5. Hallucinogens – 9.199.693 units

It is estimated that marijuana is currently used by 11.5 million people in the U.S. Most of the marijuana is illegally imported in the United States from Mexico, also a big amount of high-potency marijuana comes from Canada. All of the Cocaine traffic in U.S belongs to Colombian and Mexican organizations. It is estimated that there are over two million cocaine addicts in the United States and the highest percent of cocaine usage belongs to people from 18 to 25 years old.

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Evidences of Drug Manufacturing and Cultivation

It is estimated that abuse of drugs and alcohol costs society over $110 billion each year through criminal behavior, unforeseen injuries and death, dependency treatments and other. This is the reason why state and federal laws prohibit the use, possession, trafficking  and manufacture of drugs.

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Drug manufacture is the process of production, preparation or conversion of controlled substances by means of chemical processes. Drug cultivation means that the person is growing plants that are included in the group of controlled substances, these usually are marijuana, opium or hallucinogenic plants. Drug manufacturing or cultivation is regarded as a more serious crime as drug possession, because it is mostly linked to drug distribution.

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Drug Use. Why is it Illegal to Escape the Reality?

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One of the most widely-spread problem in the whole world are illegal drugs. This refers also to United States. When people get tired or bored of what they have, they want changes, and the easiest way for it is to use drugs. In addition to possession, manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs, drug use is also a crime.

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It is illegal to use following substances unless they are legally prescribed by your doctor for health reasons:

  • depressants
  • hallucinogens
  • narcotics
  • steroids
  • chemicals that are used in production of drugs
  • prescription medicines

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