I live in Colorado where marijuana is legal for both medical and recreational purposes. We are no longer called the Mile High State just because we are exactly one mile above sea level.
It’s very controversial and you can’t turn on the news or read the paper without hearing about the legal cannabis in our state. There are many success stories too, for instance the strain of marijuana called Charlotte’s Web that was created to help a little girl named Charlotte with her seizures. This story is all over the national news and she is being described as “the girl who is changing medical marijuana laws across America.” Her parents and doctors said she had a reduction in epileptic seizures after her first dose of medical marijuana. People from all across the country are moving to Colorado to help find relief for their children with epilepsy.
According to The National MS Society, the society supports the use of cannabis with people with MS to treat spasticity and muscle tremors, in states where medical marijuana is legal. They advise to also work with a healthcare provider when using marijuana.
In Colorado, you would have to have the approval of your healthcare provider to get your medical marijuana card. Many do not approve this and instead need to find a Medical Cannabis Doctor to exam you and review your medical records. After they recommend you for medical cannabis, you then need to complete the medical marijuana registry application to receive your identification card. The doctor can help you decide which strains, kinds and doses of marijuana is good for your condition. The final step is to purchase the marijuana at a medical marijuana dispensary. You should always be under the care of a healthcare provider when using medical marijuana.
There are lots of rules and regulations regarding medical marijuana and it is suggested to research the laws in your state and work with a healthcare provider.
I personally do not use cannabis to relieve my MS symptoms but I feel fortunate to live in state where I have the option if need be.
Is medical marijuana legal in your state? If so, would you try it?