The issue of cannabis is one which has had a lot of controversies. The illegality of the drug, however, is something most states share in common since is among the most abused substances. The substance however has been discovered to have some medicinal benefits which has caused a lot of these states to revise their laws in a bid to accommodate these medical uses. The flexing of these laws did not make abuse of drug to become legal and as such abuse is still considered to be among the criminal offenses punishable by law.
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. The medical practitioners and the distributers of medical sativa are not allowed to have any alliances. Since each drug come along with both advantages and disadvantages, there is a lot of research that is still ongoing on the same to assess if it is causing more harm than good. Most states still emphasize that they intend to amend the current rules depending on the findings to ensure that the use of cannabis, though medically remains highly regulated.
For one to be able to use the drug, even as a patient, they need to meet the conditions set aside which makes them qualified patients. The doctors and medical practitioners are also higher regulated and thus have to be certified and licensed before they can be able to administer the drug. Since the drug can easily be misused when availed in pharmacies, the doctors are also legally prohibited from prescribing the drug.
Among the health issues cannabis can address if used medically include insomnia and pain. The substance can be used as an anesthesia during theatres procedures. The other medical conditions that can be addressed using the substance are those ailments of a chronic nature such as cancer that is proving terminal or AIDS. Sativa of a certain strain can be used medically to deal with restless leg syndrome as well as other ailments which affect the muscular systems. It achieves this by being able to cause relaxation to the muscles which in turn reduces the tremors which are usually as a result of muscle spasms. The other ailment that can be address using medical cannabis is chronic appetite loss. A lot of controversies still arise regarding the use of cannabis to address Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder as it can result into abuse as most of the patients with the condition are teenagers and young adults.