Medical Marijuana: An Alternative To Prescription Drugs

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Marijuana reform is sweeping the U.S. nation. Naturally, we can’t help but wonder how the folks from states that have not yet legalized medical marijuana feel. Their medical conditions make them eligible for legal use of medical marijuana, however, not in their home state, but perhaps the one right next to it. Do you have a prescription from the state of California? It doesn’t matter if you live in, let’s say, West Virginia. Marijuana in any form is illegal there and if you get caught consuming it or possessing it, you will be prosecuted.

We Already Have Enough Problems With Prescription Drugs

Those were the words of West Virginia’s State Senator Donna Boley who believes that legalization of medical marijuana would open the door to more problems. If you look at it from the point of view where you know that West Virginia has the highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States, with 28.9 per 100,000 people suffering drug overdose fatalities, then you will definitely approach the matter with extreme caution. There is this huge responsibility lying on the shoulders of the Government officials, because if things go south, they will be the ones to blame. So yes, the fact remains – prescription drug abuse is very much a tragic reality in West Virginia and it has plagued the state for decades.

When we say West Virginia, we actually think of every state that hasn’t yet legalized medical marijuana. Soon there will be no state left behind the marijuana reform. How does that make you feel? Does West Virginia have a reason to worry considering the state’s history relating prescription drug abuse?

The Rules Will Always Be The Same

When thinking about this issue, one tends to drift away towards the idea of tailored rules, because, hey, no state is the same and we should consider things such as the quality of life, crime rate, salaries and whatever else comes to mind – the list could be endless. The reality is kind of different. The rules are rather simple: if you have a medical condition that makes you eligible for legal use of medical marijuana, then by all means you should be prescribed your dosage. If you’re going to be irresponsible about it and give it, let’s say, to your child then you’re an irresponsible fool and no state rules can help in such case. The fact of the matter is: marijuana has been here for many, many years now. The only difference now is that you won’t have to go to dark alleys to get your medication (or relaxation) but instead you’ll visit your doctor or a fancy retail store. Responsibility is something that we hope you’ll manage to pick up somehow, if you don’t already have it in you.

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