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Where And How You Can Currently Grow And Buy Medical Cannabis

by Joann Dunn

As the push for the legalization of marijuana continues, those who can benefit most from its medicinal effects are trying to figure out how to get it. Federally speaking, it is still illegal, and if you transport it outside of the states that have legalized it, you are suddenly a drug trafficker. So it's important to do research and be careful when dealing with medical cannabis. While the options are not great, you could either move to a state where it is legal, or wait until the legislation on medical cannabis clears your state and makes it legal. If you choose the former, here is more information on states that have legalized the use of medicinal marijuana and how you can acquire it (once you move there and become a resident).

Half of the U.S. Now Has Legalized Marijuana

Half of the states in this country have now legalized medical cannabis. Some have even legalized psychoactive cannabis and recreational use. California was first to the lead the way, overturning federal regulation laws in 1996. Since then, twenty-four more states followed, while pending legislation in another eighteen states sits. The only states that still ban the use of marijuana for any purpose are Oklahoma, Indiana, Missouri, West Virginia, North Carolina, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. These states have flat-out refused to even consider cannabis legislation.

Most States with Legalized Cannabis Grow It Raid-Free

Additionally, most states that have legalized the use of medical cannabis have laws in place to protect growers from government raids. That means that your neighbor's garden with the suspicious-looking plants in between rows of corn and sunflowers is perfectly allowed. Some other states may limit their protection laws to just licensed growers, so anybody growing it in their closet at home should not be selling it or growing it without a license. Still, one to two plants are not worth a raid, so private growers are relatively safe here too.

Getting Your Cannabis Medicine

Once you have moved to a state where cannabis is legal, you will need to visit a doctor and explain your chronic symptoms and disorders.

  • Bring your medical records with you to your appointment so that the doctor can see that you are not faking anything to get cannabis.
  • Then the doctor will prescribe cannabis for you and give you clearance to get a cannabis carrying card.
  • Once you have both the card and the script from your doctor, take them to a cannabis shop. Here you can buy many cannabis products.

Some states only allow you to buy the buds for smoking, while others allow a certain gram amount in any form, so long as it remains medicinal.

For more information and options, talk with a company that provides medical cannabis, such as Pono Life Sciences, LLC..


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During my first pregnancy, I spent a lot of time pushing pillows behind my back trying to find comfort. As the size of the baby grew, so did my discomfort. By the time she was born, I was more than ready to give birth. When I found out I was pregnant again, I was determined that I would not suffer through the same discomforts. I started researching ways to ease the symptoms of pregnancy, including back pain. I created this blog to help other expectant moms find remedies to deal with those symptoms that can be emotionally and physically draining.