A new study has discovered that if it were legalized medicinal cannabis at a national level, up to 50,000 human lives per year could be saved.
The study, conducted by the University of Indiana and written by the Dr. Thomas M. Clark, analyzed previous research and evaluated how more medicinal cannabis could save lives in the United States.
The researchers stated that the mission of the study was: "The effects of cannabis use on mortality due to effects on organic systems and disease states that were considered to be most likely to be influenced by cannabis were investigated. These were cancer, appetite and metabolism, cardiovascular diseases, liver disease, lung disease and brain injury."
The study then analyzed how legalization could affect patients, from the effects of obesity, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, lung disease and many other common conditions. Having said that, prohibition laws related to cannabis in many states actually contribute to 6,100 to 9,000 deaths per year.
The other interesting aspect of this research is another study, conducted in April of this year, who found that in the eventuality that all American states legalized cannabis, the taxpayer would save more than one million dollars a year, since people would spend expensive and addictive medications such as opioids, to medicinal cannabis.
That study, published in the magazine Health Affairs, from the University of Georgia, compared spending on prescription drugs from Medicaid with what it would cost if cannabis were legal in all states.
David Bradford and Ashley Bradford, a master's student, they wrote that the findings "They suggest that patients and doctors in the community are reacting to the availability of medical marijuana as if it were medicine."
It remains to be seen how much attention will be paid to this study. What is clear is the fact that legal medicinal cannabis could be just the impetus needed to save thousands of lives a year, and that's not to mention the millions of dollars.
Here is what you want to know before seeing your regional medical dispensary:You may require a doctor’s recommendation, medical cannabis certificate, or whatever appropriate documentation is needed by your condition. Ordinarily, you must be 18 or older to qualify for a medical authorization, but exceptions could be made in some conditions for minors with particularly debilitating conditions. You will usually register with a medicinal dispensary. This is to keep your medical cannabis recommendation or certification on file for regulatory and legal purposes. There will be a waiting room. This is to control the flow of patients and product, but a simple dividing wall also gives patients privacy and direct one-on-one contact using a budtender to discuss medical problems. This procedure can assist budtenders and patients monitor effective medicine in addition to have a living listing of producers and goods for future reference and follow-up. Medicinal dispensaries usually allow you to smell and analyze the buds before buy. This might vary from state-to-state.
DOES AN APPLICANT NEED MUNICIPAL APPROVAL BEFORE RECEIVING A RETAIL CANNABIS LICENSE? Yes, municipal approval is required prior to the AGLC will subject a retail cannabis license. Applicants should get in touch with their planned municipality to find out requirements regarding municipal retail cannabis legislation, zoning requirements, land-use restrictions, and place requirements regarding how close a retail shop can be into a provincial medical care facility, college, or parcel of property designated as a college reserve.
Keep non-medical cannabis legal Adults that are 19 decades or older are in a position to:Possess up to 30 g of authorized dried cannabis or the equivalent on their person. Share up to 30 g of legal cannabis with other adults in Canada. Purchase cannabis goods from a Yukon Liquor Corporation licensed merchant. Grow up to four crops per family. It is illegal to present non-medical cannabis to anyone below the age of 19 and also for anybody under the age of 19 to possess any amount of non-medical cannabis in Yukon.It is illegal and dangerous to drive while under the influence of cannabis or other intoxicants.