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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Medical Malpractice: Negligence that Can Cause Death

What is medical malpractice?

Medical News Today defines Medical Malpractice as a negligence by a health care professional or provider in which treatment provided was substandard, and caused harm, injury or death to a patient.

It reports that one in every three hospitalized patients in the USA encounters a hospital error. The most common hospital errors are:

  • Giving the patient the wrong dosage
  • Giving the patient the wrong medication
  • Leaving things inside the patient’s body after surgery
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Persistent back pain after surgery
  • Potentially fatal staph infections
  • Pressure ulcers (bedsores)

What are the medical malpractice statistics?

According to the recent article entitled “Medical Malpractice Basic Information” published by WorldLawDirect, hundreds of people die from medical malpractice.

  • 12,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery
  • 7,000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals
  • 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals
  • 80,000 deaths/year from infections in hospitals
  • 106,000 deaths/year from non-error, adverse effects of medication

The research has shown that there are between 15,000 and 19,000 malpractice suits against US doctors annually.

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