If there is one substance which has caused most controversies, it would be the legality of cannabis. The illegality of the drug, however, is something most states share in common since is among the most abused substances. The fact that the drug possesses some medical benefit is what makes it results into the numerous controversies about whether it should be made legal. This has forced states to amend the existing laws that ban the use of the substances to accommodate the use of the substance on medical grounds.
There is a need for medical practitioners to undergo certain training that enable them to know when they can legally use cannabis in their practice. It is also against the laws from the trained medical practitioners to have any connection with the distributers of the same. There is a lot of research that will go into the assessing the benefits of the use of medical cannabis as well as the undesirable changes. With the numerous finding from ongoing research, it is common to find most state on a continuous state of amendment of laws regulating medical cannabis.
Due to the nature of the drug to be abused, patients have to meet the conditions set aside before they can use the drug on medical basis and even then, need to have supervision from a doctor. The same goes for the medical practitioners as they are required to be licensed before they can be allowed to administer and supervise the use of cannabis on medical grounds. Among the measures that have been put into place is that the doctors are legally bond from prescribing the drug to its patients.
The use of cannabis to fight off some of the medical conditions such as insomnia and relieving pain is proving effective. This property of alleviating pain makes it be used in controlled circumstances such as in the surgical procedures to reduce pain. Cancer and AIDS patients are also to benefit from the use of medical cannabis as it helps fight off the severe pains brought about by these diseases. There are strains of cannabis which are best suited to address disorders affecting the muscular systems such as restless leg syndrome. The effect is relaxing the muscles thus helping to reduce the muscle spasms that cause tremors. The other use of medical cannabis is to treat the issue of appetite loss especially for chronic patients. Use of Cannabis to treat Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder brings along a lot controversies even among the medical practitioners as it would lead to dependency on the drug on the patients, many of which are youngsters.