Once more New York is the only state in the nation that has not yet legalized medical marijuana. The federal government has not taken an official position on the issue. However, under certain conditions, the Department of Health in New York State has stated that doctors can prescribe marijuana for patients who are suffering from a variety of ailments, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, severe pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, and other chronic medical conditions.
This leaves many doctors wondering about their potential in practicing in New York State. However, no one knows how long it will take for New York to become one of the few states in the nation that will permit medical marijuana. Some feel that the government has not come out definitively on whether or not medical marijuana is good for America.
Medical marijuana is safe, effective, and has few if any adverse side effects. It has also shown itself to be effective in treating children with autism, and ADHD.
The federal government and the medical community in general seem to think differently. The medical community believes that there is little evidence to suggest that medical marijuana is effective, and that it is actually dangerous. To them, medical marijuana is merely an attempt to cash in on the red states with legalized medical marijuana.
However, both sides are right. Many patients who have been using medical marijuana do not have adverse side effects. They are proving this with many medical studies.
However, the side effects that do occur with medical marijuana do sometimes show that the drug can be potentially addictive. The body can develop a tolerance to the drug, and the use of the drug can actually produce more problems than were created by the original use of the drug.
There are many differences between New York and the states that have already legalized medical marijuana. A great example is that the State of New York has imposed differing rules for medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. Some medical conditions are only alleviated with marijuana, while recreational marijuana is used recreationally.
Medical marijuana is used only to relieve symptoms of a certain ailment. Recreational marijuana, on the other hand, is used to get high, and therefore has much less medical applications.
The difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana is that it is illegal to use medical marijuana while you are driving a car. If you are using recreational marijuana, this is not an issue.
Some people argue that medical marijuana should be legal, since it has the same effect as recreational marijuana. However, with both being so much safer than driving under the influence of alcohol, it would be much better for society if medical marijuana was legal, and recreational marijuana was not.
The debate over medical marijuana is not about the legality of the drug, but the stigma that it creates. To use the drug and not suffer the negative consequences of the drug is bad, especially since most people who use medical marijuana suffer from symptoms, or only suffer the negative effects of the drug.
We will see if medical marijuana will ever be legal in New York. Until then, patients can continue to use marijuana as a relief, and doctors can continue to recommend the drug to patients who have symptoms that are relieved by the drug.